Somerset County Tourism, 11440 Ocean Highway, Princess Anne, (800) 521-9189.
Crisfield Cruises and Ferryboats. Ride the Captain Jack ( 425-4471) or the Island Belle II () 968-1118) to Smith or Tangier Island.
Smith Island Cruises, (410) 425-2771; Tangier Island/Chesapeake Bay Cruises, (410) 968-2338. These boats sail to Norfolk/Portsmouth.
J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, 1-5 p.m. July 17, Somers Cove Island, Crisfield, (800) 782-3913, $30. The menu at this annual all-you-can-eat gorgeathon has crabs and clams plus fish and chips, onion rings, corn on the cob, watermelon, cold drinks, and politicians on the hoof.
National Hard Crab Derby, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Crisfield, (800) 782-3913, $2-$4. Seems like all they do in Somerset County is eat crustaceans. And what's wrong with that? This yearly fest also includes boat races, a swim meet, beauty pageants, rides, entertainment, and food without claws.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Great Hope Golf Course, 8380 Crisfield Highway, Westover, (800) 537-8009. Every golfer has great hope when he or she arrives at Great Hope. See how long it lasts once you start playing the par-72 championship course.
Janes Island State Park, 26280 Alfred Lawson Drive, Crisfield, (410) 968-1565. More than 3,000 acres of wilderness, beaches, and wetlands, plus waterfront campsites and cabins if you want to make a night of it.
Bayside Gifts, 4065 Smith Island Road, Ewell, (410) 425-2771. Nautical knickknacks, books about Smith Island, decoys, T-shirts.