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Tilghman Island

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Address: Cooperstown, St. Michaels, MD
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Activities: Hiking, Dining, Sailing, City walk sightseeing
Description: Historic and picturesque island in Chesapeake Bay.
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End of the road

There is nothing at the end of the road on Tilghman Island except a fabulous view. Drive out for a peaceful panorama of water and trees.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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Fairfax, Virginia
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Fairfax, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

There is nothing at the end of the road on Tilghman Island except a fabulous view. Drive out for a peaceful panorama of water and trees.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Harrison's seafood restaurant has great food and a fabulous setting on the water. Perfect for big groups, it is a large place.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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280 reviews 280 reviews
97 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Visited with friends who keep their boat in the Marina. The island is a step back to the fishing heritage that started with. There is still a working fishing fleet, a couple of nice marinas, a few fun restaurants and The Book Bank ... An amazing book store, owned by a delightful couple who have created a book lovers refuge... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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85 reviews 85 reviews
11 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you're looking for a place to enjoy the world in its purest form, Tilghman Island is the place for you. Soaring views of the bay and Choptank river, along with tons of walking trails/areas and some preserve areas, make this place an untouched gem. If you're looking for shops or great places to eat, you should head back to... More 

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Marlton, New Jersey
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I liked that it was quaint, isolated,with nature all around. There wasn't anything I disliked. We rode all the way to the point on a dirt road where the Black Walnut Inn sits completely isolated and overlooking the Chesapeake.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Tilghman Island is a special place, but it isn't for everyone. Those looking for quaint shops, a main street to walk down, and lot of restaurants will be disappointed and may want to stay in Saint Michael's. There are no gingerbread houses, no bistros, and no place to buy souvenirs. I think a lot of the negative reviews are from... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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493 reviews 493 reviews
289 attraction reviews
994 helpful votes 994 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Arguably, this is St. Michael's non-flaunty neighbor. It is a sleepy town at lands end. We came in the evening so most of the few businesses here were already closed. Still, it is worth a look for its prime coastal views of the Chesapeake bayfront.

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Bellingham, Washington
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255 reviews 255 reviews
37 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Quoting another reviewer there--but once I saw their title I could think of no other/more informative way to put it. A few very nice B&B's, one motel, a dilapidated Inn for fishermen, and surprisingly few dining options. "Rustic", would be a good word for it. That said, there's a wonderful little market/deli place on the main road from which to... More 

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
31 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We drove to the end of the inlet. However, there's not much to see once you get to Tilghman Island. We just turned around and drove back. However, if you enjoy sitting and watching the water, then you might enjoy.

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Michigan
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143 reviews 143 reviews
19 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Drove through, stopped for lunch. Looked for something to keep us there longer - couldn't find anything. Returned to St Michaels.

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