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Caroline County

Sizzlin Summer 2003

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Posted 5/21/2003

INFORMATION

Caroline County Economic Development and Tourism, 16 N. Second St., Denton, (410) 479-4188.

ATTRACTIONS

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, (410) 634-2847. With 400 acres of nature, including portions of one of the region's most important forested wetlands, this place screams to all the nature-lovers, "Come visit me!"

Museum of Rural Life, Denton, (410) 479-2055. Who has ever heard of a museum of rural life? Apparently, it shows the effects of world events on the people of Caroline county over the course of 300 years. Wouldn't you like to see exactly how they do that?

Old Harford Town Maritime Center, West Denton, (410) 241-8661. Come here and learn about the history of transport along the Choptank and other Eastern Shore rivers through exhibits and activities. Now on exhibit is the Skipjack F.C. Lewis Jr., a replica of the Joppa Steamboat Wharf, and an illustrated explanation of river trade.

EVENTS

Caroline Summerfest, Aug. 16-17, downtown Denton, (888) 786-3378. With a car show, fireworks, food, crafts, games, and music, this is Caroline County's huge bash of the year. Multiple streets and stages are sure to keep everyone interested in at least one thing going on.

SPORTS AND RECREATION

Caroline County Shooting Preserve, Denton, (410) 479-3004. Go teach those clay birds a lesson. They go up and you just shoot 'em right back down.

Martinak State Park, Denton, (410) 820-1668. Go become one with nature. Enjoy fishing and boating on the Choptank River and Watts Creek or go camping on one of 63 campsites. You can even stay in a cabin since this Park has four camper cabins and one full service cabin for those that don't get along with nature so well.

Nash Balloon Adventures, Hillsboro, (410) 820-2074. The only reason not to go on a balloon ride over the beautiful eastern shore is if you're afraid of heights, and if you are afraid of heights, maybe it's time to conquer that fear with . . . oh, maybe, possibly . . . a balloon ride?

SHOPPING

Denton Station Antiques Mall, 24690 Meeting House Road, Denton, (410) 479-2200. This place has hundreds of antique vendors, and with hundreds of antique vendors comes thousands of amazing antiques. You could maybe find that hamburger clock you saw in a pawn shop back in the '70s, because nowadays even crap from the '70s is considered an antique.

Tracey's Country Treasures, 220 Market St., Denton, (410) 819-3393. What kind of treasures is Tracey hiding in this store? You'll never know unless you go.

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