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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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South Windsor, Connecticut
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English first
South Windsor, Connecticut
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
69 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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 11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
29 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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PA
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167 reviews 167 reviews
45 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This was on my list of places to see & I finally gathered up the kids to make the trip over to the Island...a great afternoon! The quiet atmosphere stands in contrast to the hustle & bustle of the Shore towns to the east - a throwback to an earlier time. Granted, this isn't a place for a whirlwind of... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

$40 x 5 poor senior ladies = $200 wasted!! The ride over was boring! The shipmate or whatever his title was, was very rude and never smiled . As soon as we arrived at Smith Island we were ushered into a restaurant . The menu was high so we 5 seniors moved on to look at whatever else was there.... More 

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Colorado Springs
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302 reviews 302 reviews
144 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Took the ferry over ($25/pp RT + $2 per bike). "Ferry" was really a small commercial boat. We shared the aft deck with a washing machine. Pleasant ride, nice skipper---calm seas and sunny. About a 45 minute ride over, about 2 1/2 hours on the island. 2 restaurants, the 9-Layer cake factory and a museum are about it. Ate at... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a disappointment this trip was. First there was a slow 3 hour boat ride. You pass an old Liberty ship that is so far away it's hard to see. Then when you do get to the island you can pay for an over priced lunch. Afterwards there are bicycles and golf carts for you to rent. DON'T WASTE YOUR... More 

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2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Very remote and isolated trip. Very few people on this island. No shop or restaurants, just you and the handful of inhabitants. We stayed at the Inn of Silent Music B&B. Linda and Rob we're fantastic hosts. Wonderful, wonderful experience, but may not be right for every one.

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Sherwood, Maryland
2 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Smith Island is a waterman's village that is on a unique spit of Chesapeake Bay low country. There is a feel you get here that I have never experienced anywhere else. There is a gentleness in the way the marshes, water and sky merge together. It's as pure and unpretentious as any "tourist" destination I've ever visited. Biking from Ewell... More 

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