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Tilghman Island

Cooperstown, St. Michaels, MD
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Type: Islands
Activities: Hiking, Dining, Sailing, City walk sightseeing
Description: Historic and picturesque island in Chesapeake Bay.
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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Tilghman Island is 11 miles down the road from St. Michael's and a world apart. If you're a tourist and you want cute shops and fancy restaurants, you won't find them. Come here to enjoy peace and tranquility, watch the waterman make their living crabbing and fishing, or do-it-yourself when you come. I chartered a 4 hour crabbing trip thru... More

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

If you like fishing, this is the place to be! We basically did a drive-by and stopped and took a few pictures. Beautiful area!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

... If you have the extra time. That said, I wouldn't go out of my way or miss anything else in/around St. Michaels to head here. It's a bit rundown.

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USA
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We drove out to Tilghman Island to see the “scenic 12 miles” we had read about. I know the definition of scenic and this certainly was not it. Nowhere to walk around. The odd water view as you drove along. A waste of time. Road is very flat so ideal for cyclists.

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South Riding, Virginia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Had a great time on the Lady Patty. Sailed around the bay for 2 hours. The hospitality was exceptional and day could not have been any better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Followed 15 mile route from St Michael's. Flat and nice wide shoulders for most of ride. Beautiful views at end of island. Be sure to bring patch kit or spare tube/tire. There are no bike stores in Tilghman Island if you get a flat!

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media
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Looked so sad to see nothing has changed as time keeps moving on. Did not look to inviting. Town could use a bit of a spruce up.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed at Knapps Narrow Inn & Marina on the island. Wonderful view of bay, working harbor with draw bridge and birds. Nice rooms & people.

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USA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a great bike destination if you are visiting St. Michael's: just down the road, all flat and with the rewards of nice places to eat lunch where, as a biker, you will be welcomed even if a little "dewey."

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Laurel, Maryland
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72 reviews 72 reviews
28 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

OK, it's an island in the Chesapeake Bay, connected to St. Michaels by a bridge. There are some views of the bay, some old houses and cottages, and some MacMansion developments. Admittedly, it was pouring rain when we were there, so it wasn't at its best. I particularly enjoyed the waterfowl gathered in the grassy expanses, which were flooded….

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