The Eastern Shore of Maryland is composed of the American state's nine counties that are east of the Chesapeake Bay. They are Caroline County, Cecil County, Dorchester County, Kent County, Queen Anne's County, Somerset County, Talbot County, Wicomico County, Worcester County.
“And so, in the middle of the Chesapeake…he turned his log canoe not to the turbulent western shore…but to the quieter eastern shore, and that simple choice made all the difference.”
James A. Michener, Chesapeake
James A. Michener, Chesapeake
HISTORICAL EASTERN SHORE
The Eastern Shore is a place for renewal, where nature seems to exert a more gentle tug on the hands of time. For reconnecting with both the people and the things we love and discovering a world as we dreamt it to be. It's a place our lives have earned, for solitude if you want it, or to join in camaraderie of friends who are of like mind and share your same values. There is a sense of community, where passing friendships turn into close relationships.
The Eastern Shore will be an agricultural environment because land preservation is an important quality of the politics of the region. The Shore remains very accessible with a modern airport that can handle any plane. True, there are some things missing - like pollution, crime and traffic jams.
There is something here that demands motion and challenge - the Shore is an endless parade of things going forward.
People are rediscovering the benefits of buying local food. It is fresher than anything in the supermarket and that means it is tastier and more nutritious. It is also good for your local economy--buying directly from family farmers helps them stay in business.
WATERMEN ~ FOR LOVE OF THE WORK
The Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels
A charming manor house resort and spa, The Inn at Perry Cabin sits in beautiful gardens that reach down to the gentle waters of Maryland’s Eastern shore. Steeped in history and Orient-Express style, this colonial mansion is the perfect rural retreat. While just a pleasant drive from Washington, D.C. and less than two hours from Baltimore and Philadelphia, it could be a world away.
Relaxation is the order of the day: lounge in the fabulous Linden Spa, float in the infinity pool or savor seafood in the gastronomic restaurant. Stroll into St. Michaels to discover intriguing antiques shops—or set out to sea on a yacht or heritage craft.
SPRING ~ It's spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you've got it, you want - oh, you don't quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so! Mark Twain
SUMMER ~ Then followed that beautiful season.............. Summer....filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
WINTER ~ I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't show. Andrew Wyeth