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Top Reasons to Go to Maryland's Eastern Shore

Sail on a Historic Skipjack: Though they once dominated the Chesapeake Bay waterways, these traditional fishing vessels are now nearly extinct—but you can hop aboard one of the few remaining ones and experience a bit of history.

Crack into Maryland's Trademark Crustacean: Don't leave the Eastern Shore without sampling the slightly sweet taste of the Chesapeake renowned blue crab at a down-home eatery, cracking shells with your own wooden mallet.

Get Back to Nature: Bike the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge or paddle the tidal marsh pathways of the Fishing Bay Water Trail and look for bald eagles.

Be Touristy in Ocean City: Maryland's barrier island has year-round leisure-time opportunities—mid-summer for 24/7 activity and unparalleled people-watching, mid-winter for bracing coastal solitude, or idyllic moments in the months in between.

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