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Fun Things To Do This Summer on the Eastern Shore 

Sailing on the Eastern ShoreThe Eastern Shore of Maryland is your window to water and waterfront adventure all summer long in this breathtaking part of the country. Talbot County & Queen Anne’s County have over eight hundred miles of waterfront on the Chesapeake Bay. There are festivals and annual events along with hiking, boating, golfing, bird watching, and fishing to enjoy. I look forward to working with you as you look for the perfect property along the Eastern Shore. The Chesapeake Bay will be part of your own backyard natural paradise when you call Talbot County, Queen Anne’s County, or Carolina County home. There are a lot of fun things to do this summer on the Eastern Shore. You are in for a treat. 

Chesapeake Water Trails: Paddleboard and kayak rentals are available to explore the water trails throughout the Chesapeake Bay. Local businesses Shore Pedal & Paddle and Easton Cycle and Sport will deliver rental kayaks and paddleboards to the water. Or start your water adventure on the waterfront at Knapp’s Narrows Marina…where ten waterway trails are awaiting right from the launch! After a trip or two, you may find yourself purchasing a couple of kayaks or paddle boards to explore the water trails every weekend! 

Learn How to Sail: Miles River Yacht Club offers sailing lessons with a variety of classes open for students ages 8-17 progressing with skill level. The junior sail program classes are open to everyone (you don’t have to be a member). Additionally, people 10 years and older can register for a boater safety course at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (currently a three day virtual program). Maryland boaters are required to have a Maryland Safe Boating Certificate. You’ll be ready for your Chesapeake Bay sailing adventure. 

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum: The CBMM hosts a variety of events, classes, and camps for everyone. K-12 students can tong for oysters and pull crab pots on the Bay Bounty guided tour or students grade 6-9 and grades 10-12 can learn basic boatbuilding skills in the Rising Tide Boatbuilding program. Perhaps you will be sailing proudly on a homemade vessel in the near future. 

Pickering Creek Audubon Center: The Pickering Creek Audubon Center is a 400 acre working farm in Talbot County. You can explore the hardwood forest, meadow, and non-tidal wetlands on over 4 miles of walking trails (bikes are not permitted). Water access is available for visitors bringing their own canoes or kayaks. The spring songs from cricket frogs, spring peepers, pickerel frogs, chorus frogs, and leopard frogs give way to the sounds of songbirds, woodpeckers, and the barking and chatter of Delmarva fox squirrels in the summer. The trails are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. Trail maps are available at the welcome building (and don’t forget your birdwatching checklist!) 

Charter a Fishing Trip: There is no shortage of sport fishing charters on the Chesapeake Bay and you’ll find many to choose from in Talbot County. Your perfect day might be a half-day or full-day charter. You will enjoy a successful day on the water in the capable hands of Talbot County’s experienced captains fishing for rockfish, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and sea trout. 

Concerts in the Park: Enjoy a little live music by the water at Muskrat Park. Performances are scheduled for Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm through September 1st. 

Benson & Mangold is the largest real estate brokerage in Talbot County, MD, and Chuck Mangold is a lifelong resident of Talbot County and joined the brokerage in 2001. Chuck brings a lifetime of Eastern Shore resources and relationships to the table. Contact Chuck today for all your Eastern Shore real estate needs.

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