If you think the Eastern Shore is a cultural wasteland only to be passed through on your way to Ocean City, think again.
Myriad organizations and institutions have preserved its homespun traditions, as well as collected and produced art, music, and literature any city would be proud to claim. Here’s an intro to life beyond the Bay Bridge.
The Eastern Shore Writers Association helps nurture aspiring scribes. On April 6, Lynn Schwartz, founder of Writer’s Wordhouse, will conduct a workshop...
Even though temperatures are low, we find six romantic ways to heat things up at nearby cabins, resorts, and inns.
Each year, Alexandria, VA, transforms itself into the Christmas village of its founding fathers.
In an annual ritual, scores of bagpipers take to the street in a multi-hued plaid pageantry of Scottish clans marching in formation. With each synchronized stride, their soulful pipes bleat out a wail. Throngs of people have come from near and far to watch the procession. Is it a funeral of a dignitary? A memorial tribute? But wait: Marching behind them are snappy pipe and drum bands, followed...
During fall harvest time, bring a bit of the season home.
At harvest time, people are naturally drawn to the fields. We can’t help it, says Steve Weber, a third-generation farmer in Baltimore County.
“It was explained to me a number of years ago,” he says. “People have an inborn need to get back to the farm in the fall.” It’s a throwback, he says, “to a time when everyone worked during the harvest.” The source of this insight, he points out, “...
More and more these days, race courses are getting extreme – full of mud, obstacles, camping, and even zombies.
Crumland Farm, Frederick
This 10-12 mile obstacle course, which takes place every September in Frederick,...
Take A Bike Ride, Snap A Photo, Go 'Geocaching.'
Not too hot, not too cold, and not too far. Fall is the perfect season for off-the-beaten-path adventures in the Mid-Atlantic, whether it's pedaling along a grand canyon, focusing on nature in the mountains, or finding treasure at the end of the trail.
Pennslyvania's Cycling Grand Canyon
Pine Creek Gorge, “The Grand...
Milking a goat for fun? Why farmcations are a hot, new tourism trend.
When I was a child growing up on a small farm in Virginia’s rural Blue Ridge Mountains, it never occurred to me that wading through yellow grass among cattle who watched with casual indifference or throwing newly split armfuls of firewood onto the back of Dad’s pickup each fall was anything but normal. My friends all grew up like this, among cattle and horses, even chickens and rabbits, and...
Across the Bay Bridge, there’s lots to do this summer.
Ultra-fresh seafood, walkable towns, and watchable wildlife— there’s so much to love about the Eastern Shore. Here’s a seasonal sampler of “Delmarvalous” diversions.
Shop Art Galleries
Just guessing, but the Eastern Shore’s artist-per-capita ratio (as measured in painters, photographers, sculptors, fiber artists, furniture...
Party On: 23 ways to celebrate
There’s a ton of events for all ages on tap in Baltimore for the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. Here’s a roundup:
Wednesday, June 13
Head for the harbor to see a massive fleet of 13 towering tall ships, with their uniformed sailors lined up on the yardarms, arrive in Baltimore. Add the modern warships visiting town and there’ll be close to 40 in...
Dig into our state’s past in scenic Southern Maryland.
Look carefully. Million-year-old shark teeth wash up here all day long. The tiny horseshoe-shaped remains and other prehistoric sea fossils are just part of the landscape at Bayfront Park, also known as Brownie’s Beach to locals.
This spit of shoreline, south of Chesapeake Beach, is on the peninsula known as Southern Maryland. It is just one of the area’s archaeological treasure troves—...