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                   home to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, with its interesting exhibits inside and several historic boats floating outside. There’s also the St. Michaels Winery, which has a tasting room.
There’s not much to do on Tilghman Island, a quaint little fishing town that’s a 15-minute drive from St. Michaels. You get there along state Route 33, a scenic highway named after Frederick Douglass, the famous writer and abolitionist who was born on a nearby bay plantation, a reminder that much of the region’s original wealth was gained
on the backs of enslaved people. There’s also a statue of Douglass at the Talbot County Courthouse.
The region is big enough to support many restaurants to fit all budgets and cravings. Stars at the Inn at Perry Cabin offers an excellent prix-fixe dinner menu and lovely water views. The bustling Hunter’s Tavern at the Tidewater Inn has multiple dining areas and a cozy, busy bar.
A great place for lunch in St. Michaels, Limoncello boasts an imaginative but affordable menu and good wines by the glass. It also has a long bar, should you like to extend your afternoon. A recent highlight was lunch in Easton at the Bas Rouge. The definition of class and elegance, Bas Rouge emphasizes fresh, local ingredients. It’s part of a locally owned group of eateries and drinkeries called Bluepoint Hospitality, which recently opened P. Bordier creperie and patisserie nearby.
At the other end of the spectrum, you must have breakfast, lunch or dinner at the unpretentious Easton Diner on Route 50, with its rows of booths and turquoise leatherette seats. It has good, inexpensive food and a menu with dozens of options.
In addition to the places in St. Michaels, the town center in Easton has several nice shops. Of special note are the jewelry and antique stores. Tom Boyle’s Vintage Books offers one of the best-curated collections of books, maps and historic documents we’ve come across.
Another great thing about the Eastern Shore: Once you’ve had your fill of touring, eating and shopping, you’re only about a two-hour drive from home.
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