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Top Things to do in Crisfield

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1 Unplug and unwind

Close enough to our major cities (just a few hours from Baltimore, Washington and Philadelphia) for a daytrip or a weekend. Located on the Tangier Sound and with quick access to the Chesapeake Bay, Crisfield offers a wonderful place to relax.
More about Crisfield: Contact information: 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913

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2 Heritage and history is everywhere

Learn more about Crisfield's lively past when you schedule a walk around the town on the Port of Crisfield Escorted Walking Tour with a knowledgeable tour guide. Explore our maritime history at the J. Millard Tawes Historical Museum or learn about the tradition of decoy carving at the Ward Brothers Workshop.
More about Crisfield's Heritage; contact information: 410-968-2501.

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3 Ninth St
Crisfield, MD 21817

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3 Charter an adventure on the water

Our experienced charter and headboat captains are ready to put you on the fish. Don’t want to fish? Ask about sightseeing excursions. Charter half-day, full-day, night fishing, or just pay per person to join a larger group.
Find out more on Crisfield’s Adventures Website; contact information: 410-651-2968 or 800-521-9189.

J Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake Image Credit: Somerset County Tourism

4 Get crabby

What better place to celebrate the state crustacean than the “Crab Capital of the World”? From the Soft Shell Fair in the Spring to the all-you-care-to-eat mid-summer Tawes Crab & Clam Bake to the Labor Day National Hard Crab Derby, Chesapeake Bay Blue Crabs are never far from our minds or our dinner plates.
More Getting Crabby info: Contact information: 410-968-2500 or 800-782-3913

Janes Island is an ideal spot for watersports like kayaking. Image Credit:

5 Get into some Trail Mix

Get outside on our walking trails, biking trails and water trails. Start your exploration of Somerset County from Crisfield and discover our hidden spots.
Check out the Trail Mix website:; contact information: 410-651-4980

6 Dancing on the tide

Somers Cove Marina, located in the heart of Crisfield, features 515 slips (100 transient), a host of amenities, and is home to our biggest events. This protected marina is surrounded by land on three sides and provides immediate access to the Tangier Sound in the Chesapeake.
More info about Somers Cove Marina :; contact information: 410-968-0925 or 800-967-3474

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Outdoor Recreation

715 Broadway
Crisfield, MD 21817

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7 Spend some time cruisin’

Take a leisurely cruise out to Smith or Tangier Island. Boats leave daily during season and will transport you to where life moves to the pulse of the tide in the marsh. Visit the museum, have a little lunch, and catch a glimpse of an unhurried life. If a half-day trip isn’t enough, make plans to come back and spend the night. Life is short. Eat the Smith Island Cake.
More info about cruising; contact information: 410-651-2968.

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8 Take a dip

Pause for a moment at the end of the day and stop in the Ice Cream Galley for a cool, tasty treat. Wander out back onto their deck and or take it to-go to the City Dock. From either vantage point, Mother Nature usually puts on a spectacular show as the sun dips low into the horizon.
See Ice Cream Gallery on facebook; contact information: 410-968-0809.

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Basket of Crabs at CBMM Image Credit: CBMM

9 Go “Chicken neckin’”

Go low tech (and low expense) and catch your dinner by chicken necking. You need nothing more than a line, a net, a chicken neck (or other sturdy bait), a ruler (got to keep it legal) and a heap of patience. A crab dinner is as close as the nearest public dock or beach. Supplies and instructions may be found at the Janes Island Camp Store and at other locations.

Blue Heron Image Credit: Gerald Gerlitzki Photography

10 Bird is the word

Situated along the Atlantic Flyway, there are plenty of spots to bring your binoculars/scopes and add to your life list, including Janes Island State Park, Cedar Island Marsh Sanctuary and Martin’s National Wildlife Refuge. Make plans to hang out with the experts during Delmarva Birding Weekend in late April, for trips with experienced guides who know where to look and can help you with identification.
More info on the  Birdwatching website:; Contact information: [email protected]

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Maryland Crab Feast
J Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake
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