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If you're visiting St. Michaels for the first time or the hundreth time, you can always find something new to explore, learn, see or do! St. Michaels and the Bay Hundred area, including Tilghman Island, offers it's visitors a unique experience like no other.
Agricultural beauty surrounds St. Michaels, so a pleasant drive just about anywhere will provide you with scenes of fields, barns and charming farmhouses.
The Oxford-Bellevue ferry will transport your car to the nearby town of Oxford. From there you can drive through Easton and back around up to St. Michaels. Getting to Bellevue to get on the ferry is a lovely trip through farmlands and the town of Royal Oak. The ferry is closed in winter, so be sure to check the operating dates and hours. Information is available at www.oxfordbellevueferry.com
Looking to do something a bit different while learning about locally made spirits, wine and beer in St. Michaels? Then stop by the St. Michaels Winery, sample wonderful local wines and get an education in wine making and wine tastings. Then head over to Eastern Shore Brewing, where award winning seasonal brews are crafted from the finest ingredients. Grab a growler to go! To finish your tasting tour, visit Lyon Distilling Company, located in an old flour mill, to sample artisan rum and Maryland whiskeys, handcrafted batches, made on premises. You might even be able to take the tour of distillery to find out how spirits are produced. A perfect way to spend the afternoon.
After tasting local spirits, enjoy regional cuisine at one of St. Michaels restaurants, enjoy blue crabs, rockfish and other seafood dishes, caught locally, or try one of the many other restaurants, pubs and cafes located throughout the town.
Only 9 miles away from St. Michaels is the town of Easton. Easton has a charming historic downtown, which is much less crowded with tourists than St. Michaels. Just be aware that many of Easton's stores are closed on Sundays.
A trip in the other direction will take you to Tilghman's Island, which is still largely a waterman's community. New housing communities have brought weekenders, but working boats can still be seen at the docks. www.tilghmanisland.com/