10 Things to Do on the Eastern Shore
Maryland’s Eastern Shore is home to spectacular sunsets, world-class seafood and produce, nature, history and so much more. Take the trip of a lifetime to Maryland’s Eastern Shore and check these things to do off your list!
1 Watch a rocket launch while camped with wild horses, Assateague Island National Seashore
Camping at Assateague, home of the famous wild horses, always makes for a memorable vacation, but try visiting when NASA’s nearby Wallops Island flight facility is due to launch. There’s nothing quite like the site of a rocket hurtling towards the heavens to put the exclamation point on an Assateague adventure.
2 Step back to a simpler time with a visit to Wye Grist Mill, Wye Mills
The Wye Grist Mill has been hard at work since 1682 and continues producing grain to this day. With its beautiful water wheel and massive grinding stones, the mill is still converting the bounty of its nearby Eastern Shore farms into flour, so make sure to take a bag home from this mill that supplied flour to General George Washington’s Revolutionary War army.
3 Marvel at the untamed Chesapeake at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Stand in awe under a sky dotted with eagles and lose yourself in Blackwater’s primeval forests. Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is home to three distinct ecosystems and a stunning array of wildlife.
4 Go West, young man, to Frontier Town, Whaleyville
Just a stone’s throw from Assateague and Ocean City is Frontier Town, where the Old West is alive and well. A Maryland institution for more than 50 years, pan for gold, take a ride on a stagecoach, and enjoy the six-iron thrills of Frontier Town’s legendary Old West show.