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Address: Crisfield, MD
Activities: Hiking, Biking, Fishing
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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Nice and laid back location

Loved the water views and all the different species of waterfowl. Museum was small but informative. But we weren't expecting much and it is nice to see how others live which is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Annapolis, Maryland
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Annapolis, Maryland
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194 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Loved the water views and all the different species of waterfowl. Museum was small but informative. But we weren't expecting much and it is nice to see how others live which is a big part of traveling. But would have probably rented bikes instead of golf cart since it was totally flat and so small it would not have been... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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50 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Don't waste your money on the $25 RT fare. The boat is only on the island for a couple of hours. This is too long. If you wish to see a dumpy Maryland town, there are plenty of others on the Chesapeake Bay without paying for a ferry ride. If you decide to go, take bug spray!!!!

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Smith Island is a great place to go to, but you should carefully consider if you are seeking a quiet, not touristy place. Further if you want a place that caters to tourists, this isn't it. Stay away from the dock restaurant and do the smart travelling at a B&B. The day boat and stop at the bayside will not... More 

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Ridge, Maryland
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

If you haven’t been to Smith Island, the little place in the Chesapeake Bay not far from Crisfield, MD, it’s a great place to visit, either for the day or several days, depending on one’s interests. Smith Island Cruises, which runs a cruise boat to the island from Point Lookout State Park at the end of St. Mary’s Co., is... More 

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Guatemala City, Guatemala
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62 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We went with Smith Island Cruises and our feeling was that they were disinterested in making the day special for their passengers. They took us to Ewell. We were not given a map of the island or any idea of what to expect when we arrived even though we were told we would at the ticket office in Crisfield. We... More 

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Furlong, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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 40 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 10 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 15 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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Address: Crisfield, MD
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Crisfield

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