Visit Maryland's Eastern Shore

Find your adventure!


Welcome to Maryland’s Eastern Shore, a place of magical beauty shaped by the Chesapeake Bay. Come and paddle a winding river, feast on crab from local waters, explore towns where farming is still a way of life—or just sit back and watch the sunset.

Group and bus tours are always welcome on the shore! Click here for trip ideas and contact info for a local receptive.


Cecil County

Cecilton | Charlestown | Chesapeake City | Elkton | North East | Perryville | Port Deposit | Rising Sunrn

Cecil County Maryland

Moments after leaving the hustle and bustle of I-95, you’re in beautiful Cecil County. Resting along the upper banks of the Chesapeake Bay, halfway between Philadelphia and Baltimore, Cecil County offers travellers a change of pace, and breathtaking scenery. Once you sample the shimmering harbors and history, rolling hillsides and horse country, antiques and outlets, and unforgettable eateries and inns, you’ll want to visit Cecil again and again!

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Kent County

Betterton | Chestertown | Galena | Millington | Rock Hall


A scenic peninsula, on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, the County of Kent is less than a 2 hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Annapolis and Northern Virginia. Discover quaint waterfront towns, including Historic Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Betterton and Millington. Take a sunset cruise charter; try kayaking, fishing, or sailing our waterways; explore museums, theaters, art galleries, farmers’ and Artisans market and more!

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Queen Anne’s County

Barclay | Centreville | Church Hill | Millington | Queen Anne | Queenstown | Sudlersville | Templeville


Embraced by miles of scenic Chesapeake Bay waterways, and graced with acres of pastoral rural landscape, Queen Anne’s County offers a relaxing environment in which to find peace of mind. An ideal habitat for wildlife and waterfowl, this setting is the perfect spot for birdwatchers and sportsman alike. Spectacular sunsets compliment some of the finest waterfront dining in Maryland. Queen Anne’s County invites you to the tranquility of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
Come play, for a weekend or a day!

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Talbot County

Easton | Oxford | St. Michaels | Tilghman Island | Trappe

Talbot County

Talbot County, Maryland invites visitors to experience the perfect balance of rural simplicity and urban refinement. With the timeless beauty of the Chesapeake Bay as their backdrop, the county’s sophisticated small towns, charming country byways, and wide array of activities offer something for everyone who appreciates the opportunity to relax, reflect, and renew. The Talbot County Office of Tourism offers comprehensive information and trip planning services at its Easton, Maryland, office (1-410-770-8000) and on its website.

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Caroline County

rnDenton | Federalsburg | Goldsboro | Greensboro | Henderson | Hillsboro | Marydel | Preston | Ridgely

Caroline County

Located on the Chesapeake Peninsula between the Choptank River and the Mason-Dixon Line, Caroline is the perfect destination for heritage enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Here you’ll find a rural and relaxing lifestyle where you can ease all the way back to the 1700’s, retrace Underground Railroad pathways, and revisit captivating stories of the Civil War. Enjoy Caroline’s wealth of unique heritage experiences, nature preserves, winding waterways, gently curving countryside, small town charm and one-of-a-kind group excursions.

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Caroline Map

Dorchester County

Cambridge | Brookview | Church Creek | East New Market | Eldorado | Galestown | Hurlock | Secretary | Vienna

Caroline County

Delight in endless waterviews and stunning sunsets along our 1,700 miles of shoreline. Savor Maryland crab fresh from local waters. Discover stories of Harriet Tubman and Annie Oakley. All less than an hour from the Bay Bridge. From the northern agricultural areas and waterfront villages on three islands encompassed by the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, to our largest town and county seat, Cambridge, half the fun is meandering, exploring new places, and meeting new people. Enjoy!

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Dorchester Map

Wicomico County

Fruitland | Salisbury | Delmar | Hebron | Mardela Springs | Pittsville | Sharptown | Willards

Caroline County

Come discover the hidden treasures of our beautiful waterways, lush wooded areas and magnificent marshes all teaming with birds and other wildlife. They offer the perfect backdrop for your next outdoor adventure. Bird watching, leisurely or challenging bike riding, fishing or kayaking are just a few of the ways to experience some of our greatest treasures. Couples, families and groups can tailor a perfect itinerary to relax and experience the great outdoors of Wicomico County and our surrounding regional natural treasures.

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Wicomico Map

Somerset County

Crisfield | Princess Anne

Somerset County

Somerset County is an area rich in Eastern Shore and Maryland history, boasting more historic buildings and sites per capita than any other county in Maryland. Vividly reflecting the past is a wealth of surviving eighteenth and nineteenth century plantation, farm and town dwellings, churches and agricultural buildings. The history of Somerset offers an interesting background for the modern day pilgrim to explore its level fields, extensive marshes and miles of slow moving tidal tributaries emptying into Chesapeake Bay.

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Somerset Map

Worcester County

Pocomoke City | Berlin | Ocean City | Snow Hill


Get away from the strip malls, the fast food and the city lights. Trade it in for history, architecture and an easy pace of life. “I had no idea this was here,” is what first-time visitors often have to say. They’re amazed by Worcester’s old-town feel, breath-taking beauty and all there is to do and see. Visit the exquisite, Victorian-era town of Berlin with its romantic bed and breakfasts, or historic Snow Hill and Pocomoke City, with their 100-plus century-old homes and proximity to the beautiful Pocomoke River. It’s all here!

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Worcester Map

Ocean City

Ocean City, Maryland

What do a family vacation, a romantic getaway, the perfect wedding and 10 miles of beautiful beach all have in common? They are all part of an Ocean City, Maryland beach vacation. Accommodations are in abundance, from major hotel chains and quaint bed-and-breakfasts to soaring high-rise suites, spacious summer rentals, even convenient campgrounds. Whether you are into fishing, golfing, shopping or just relaxing on the beach, Ocean City has everything you need to make your beach vacation memorable.

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Ocean City, Maryland Map

Eat.Drink.Buy Art. on Delmarva

Looking for more to do on the Shore?

Discover Delmarva’s art districts.

Have a great time and take home a masterpiece!

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This website is a collaborative effort of the Offices of Tourism for the above counties. Copyright 2016