Talbot County Chamber of Commerce, Easton Plaza, suite 53, 101 Marlboro Ave., Easton, (410) 822-4606, www.talbotchamber.org.
Academy Art Museum, 106 South St., Easton, (410) 882-0455. It takes a creative mind to turn an 1820s schoolhouse into an art museum, and that's just what some creative mind or minds have done. The Academy has five galleries plus a library, art and dance studios, and an atrium. There are performing-arts programs too.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, (410) 745-2916, www.cbmm.org. Modern-day St. Michaels can be pretty highfalutin', but this museum harks back to a simpler water-based time.
Tilghman Island, (410) 822-4606. Fishing, crabbing, B&Bs, shops, and lots of Eastern Shore charm.
Art Show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 22-23, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 24, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, (410) 745-2916, www.cbmm.org. This juried art show, presented by the Eastern Shore Working Artists' Forum, includes art in all mediums.
Crab Days 2001, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 4-5, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, (410) 745-2916, www.cbmm.org. Did you know that fertilization occurs only once in the life of a blue crab? Makes you feel kind of bad about scarfing down crustaceans by the bushel, huh? The live music at this crab festival gives you a reason to tear yourself away from the table, at least for a little while.
Tilghman Island Seafood Festival, June 24, Tilghman Island, (410) 822-4606. Live music, crab-related contests, a fireperson's parade, and arts and crafts. Oh, and seafood.
Bed and breakfast, anyone?
Bishop's House, 214 Goldsborough St., Easton, (410) 820-7290, www.bishopshouse.com.
Lazyjack Inn on Dogwood Harbor, 5907 Tilghman Island, (410) 886-2215, www.lazyjackinn.com.
Mount Misery, St. Michaels, (410) 745-6811, www.mountmisery.com.
Parsonage Inn, 210 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels, (800) 394-5519, www.parsonage-inn.com.
SPORTS & RECREATION
Country Comfort Farm, 23720 St. Michaels Road, St. Michaels, (410) 745-3160. Ride some horsehide along one of the trails on this 70-acre farm. Facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas, and experienced people are on hand to help the nonexperienced.
St. Michaels Town Dock Marina, 305 Mulberry St., St. Michaels, (410) 745-2400. Come by boat and rent a bike. Or come by bike and rent a boat.
Canton Row Antiques, 216-C S. Talbot St., St. Michaels, (410) 745-2440. Not just one antiques store, but several. In a row.
Out of Dodge, 413 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels, (410) 745-4324. Think outside of the box at this store full of stuff you didn't know you wanted, stuff they call "unique objects and functional art from different latitudes."
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