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Address: Crisfield, MD
Activities: Fishing, Hiking, Biking
Description: An island in the Chesapeake where residents live much as their ancestors...
An island in the Chesapeake where residents live much as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago.
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Spend the night

It seems most of the negative reviews are from people who stopped off at smith island as part of a day trip. You need to do a weekend here. We rented one of the smaller homes... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It seems most of the negative reviews are from people who stopped off at smith island as part of a day trip. You need to do a weekend here. We rented one of the smaller homes for a reasonable price it was like 75 a night. It came with kayaks and bikes so one day we kayaked to Tylertown from... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Certainly, the US of A, has a multitude of cultures and peoples, and here is yet another wonderful slice of our Americana. I read some of the other reviews, and this is my take. Yes, it is small buts its a very quaint little island, and IF you are a "walker" this would be a wonderful location for one of... More 

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Washington
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I took our boat to Smith Island in early June. It seems that we were fortunate a tour group was arriving shortly after we did or possibly nothing would have been open. The people on Smith Island are friendly and the one restaurant is very good. But we are surprised it is promoted as a tourist destination.... More 

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Keswick, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you are looking for an enjoyable, relaxing stress free trip we highly recommend that you visit historic Smith Island in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay. You park your car in Crisfield, MD and you take a 14 mile boat ride to Ewell, the largest of the three towns on Smith Island, to get to your B&B. We stayed... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We enjoyed our experience on Smith Island. At a slow pace we walked around and viewed the island, great way to learn the history of the Chesapeake Bay. Lunch was very good and Smith Island cake is a delightful food experience.

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Eastern Shore Maryland
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our day trip over to Smith Island today. Took Smith Island Cruises over. Nice day for a boat ride. Took about an hour. This isn't a Disney cruise. It's a boat ride on the river/bay with clear blue skies, birds to watch and a chance to just enjoy nature. If that's not what you're looking for, do everyone... More 

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South Windsor, Connecticut
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150 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Smith Island is a throwback to a different age. Before you go you should read "An Island out of Time" by Tom Horton. This book will give you an appreciation for living on Smith Island. Our trip was part of our Road Scholar experience, so we visited the museum, had lunch at a local restaurant, walked around Ewell, visited a... More 

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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Wonderful day visiting Smith Island, MD. Beautiful people, simple recommend taking a day to board ferry and don't leave without a taste of there famous, delicious Smith Island Cake!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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76 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Smith Island has been in the news a lot lately due to rising sea level. First settled nearly 350 years ago it is isolated geographically and prior to modern marvels of electricity and computer, culturally. Most of the houses date to the late-19th or early 20th century when comfortable livings could be made oystering and crabbing. The condition of some... More 

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Westminster, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Smith Island has been on our bucket list for years. Come for several days, like we did, to get to know the residents. We ventured here on Halloween weekend, decidedly out of season. Most attractions were closed, but The Ewell School hosted an all-Island Halloween party for kids of all ages. It was a hoot! In another night, the Ewell... More 

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Address: Address: Crisfield, MD
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Crisfield

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