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Sizzlin Summer Calendar

Somerset County

Posted 5/23/2001

INFORMATION

Crisfield Chamber of Commerce, Crisfield, (800) 782-3913.

Somerset County Tourism, 11440 Ocean Highway, Princess Anne, (800) 521-9189.

ATTRACTIONS

Crisfield Cruises and Ferryboats. Catch a ferryboat ride on the Captain Jack ([410] 425-4471) or the Island Belle II ([410] 968-1118) to Smith Island or Tangier Island.

Smith Island Cruises, (410) 425-2771; Tangier Island/Chesapeake Bay Cruises, (410) 968-2338. Call either for a sail to Norfolk/Portsmouth.

EVENTS

J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, 1-5 p.m. July 18, Somers Cove Island, Crisfield, (800) 782-3913, $30. Crisfield claims the nickname "Seafood and Crab Capital of the World." Help keep that fantasy alive by cramming crabs and clams down your throat at this 25th annual all-you-can-eat. The menu also includes fish and chips, onion rings, corn on the cob, watermelon, cold beverages to wash it all down, and lots of politicians wanting to shake your messy, sticky hand.

National Hard Crab Derby, Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Crisfield, (800) 782-3913, $2-$4. This whole weekend is about crabs and competition: boat races, crab-cooking and -picking contests, a swim meet, and beauty pageants. The carnival-like derby also includes rides, entertainment, and more food than you can shake a claw at.

GETAWAYS

Ewell Tide Inn, 4063 Tyler Road, Ewell, (410) 425-2141, (888) 699-2141, www.smithisland.net. Two words: pool table.

Inn of Silent Music, 2955 Tylerton Road, Tylerton, (410) 425-3541, www.innofsilentmusic.com. If it lives up to its name, this B&B must be splendid.

Janes Island State Park, 26280 Alfred Lawson Drive, Crisfield, (410) 968-1565. A variety of sleeping options: waterfront campsites, minicabins that sleep four, and full-size cabins for six. When you're not sleeping, there is plenty to do--the park has more than 3,000 acres of wilderness, beaches, and wetlands.

SPORTS & RECREATION

Great Hope Golf Course, Seventh Street and Broadway, Crisfield, (410) 968-3644. This 217-acre, par-72 championship golf course is staffed by PGA professionals, and the pro shop can help make you look like a PGA professional while you hang on the bar and grill's outdoor patio.

SHOPPING

Bayside Gifts, 4065 Smith Island Road, Ewell, (410) 425-2771. Nautical knickknacks, books about Smith Island, decoys, T-shirts.

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