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A Perfect Day in Easton, MD

Located on the eastern shore of Maryland, Easton is a town of about 16,000 that's a great place to relax and take a break from the stresses of everyday life. If you're planning on spending a day (or more) in Easton, we've put together some of our recommended destinations and activities you should consider adding to your itinerary.

The Best Easton Restaurants

Our onsite restaurant Hunters' Tavern is an American restaurant with a variety of menu options. From fresh Maryland seafood, to tavern-style burgers, you're sure to find something you'll like on the extensive menu. A well-known restaurant in the Easton community, Hunters' Tavern has won numerous awards and has gained recognition for its delicious fare and amazing happy hour. Located right at the Tidewater Inn, travelers don't have to go too far to enjoy a meal.

101 E. Dover Street, Easton 410-822-4034 www.tidewaterinn.com/hunters-tavern

  • Out of the Fire – Ecologically sustainable restaurant located in the heart of downtown Easton, that’s committed to environmentally benign success.
  • 22 Goldsborough Street 410-770-4777 www.outofthefire.com
  • Scossa – Classic Northern Italian cuisine by Chef Giancarlo Tondin, with an emphasis on fresh ingredients to create cuisine that reinvigorates traditional Italian recipes.
  • 8 N. Washington Street 410-822-2202 www.scossarestaurant.com
  • Brasserie Brightwell – Converted garage with doors that open onto the patio and outside bar, wood-fire grill, raw bar, and vast craft beer list.
  • 206 N. Washinton Street 410-819-3838 www.brasseriebrightwell.com
  • Hill’s Café and Juice Bar – Old-fashioned soda foundation inside Hill’s Pharmacy; a longtime favorite for breakfast, lunch, or afternoon snack.
  • 32 E. Dover Street 410-822-9751 www.hillscafeandjuice.com
  • Rise Up Coffee Roasters – Independent small-batch coffee roaster dedicated to only roasting sustainable coffees Certified Organic and Certified Fair Trade. Just blocks from the Tidewater Inn, the Easton location boasts their roasting facility, café, and food truck Mad Eggs.
  • 618 Dover Rd. 410-822-1353 www.riseupcoffee.com

Activities in Easton

  • Avalon Theatre – A 380-seat performance venue renovated to its original art-deco style with wonderful acoustics, full sound, and lighting. The Avalon Theatre attracts nationally recognized performers and at the same time provides a premium performance opportunity for local talent and community organizations.
  • 40 E. Dover Street, Easton 410-822-0345 www.tickets.avalontheatre.com
  • Academy Art Museum is a great place to spend an afternoon wandering around their exhibitions. The museum also hosts lectures, classes, and events often. Local artists' works are often displayed, and the museum is a major part of the Easton community.
  • 106 South Street, Easton 410-822-2787 www.academyartmuseum.org
  • Easton Farmer’s Market – Popular marketplace featuring local produce and crafts, located in the parking lot on N. Harrison Street. Open Saturday’s April through December 8:00am-1:00pm.
  • Talbot Historical Society Museum and Gardens – The Historical Society collects, preserves, and interprets the material and cultural history of our county. The museum itself features more than 1,000 photos from the society’s world-class collection as well as priceless artifacts. Outdoors, the award winning gardens showcase mature boxwood, a terraced shade garden, an herb garden and more. A retail and consignment shop offers both antique and modern housewares and accessories. 30 S. Washington Street, Easton 410-822-0773 www.hstc.org
  • Easton Cycle and Sport – Recreation equiptment from bikes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards, to Hobie Cat sailboats, plus all the accessories- in store, or delivered to you.
  • 723 Goldsborough Street, Easton 410-822-7433 www.eastoncycleandsport.com
  • Easton Point Marina – Marina on the tranquil Tred Avon just a mile from downtown Easton, offering fishing, paddling, kayaks, and more.
  • 975 Port Street, Easton 410-822-1201 www.eastonpointmarina.com
  • Easton Rails-to-Trails – The Easton Rails to Trails runs from Duchmans Lane in southern Easton to North Easton Park, over 2.5 miles away. Because it runs directly through Easton’s historic downtown, the trail provides great access to town’s local amenities. Parking for the Easton Rails to Trails can be found in Idelwild Park, which is appropriately located on Idelwild Avenue. Bike or walk two blocks east from the park to access the trail.
  • www.traillink.com/trail/easton-rails-to-trails
  • Chesapeake Ghost Walks – Regularly scheduled walks and bus tours releasing the ghostly history and stories in Easton.
  • 443-735-0771 www.chesapeakeghostwalks.com
  • Kiln Born Creations – Pottery painting, glass fusing, canvas painting and hand-building raw clay.
  • 1 S. Washington Street, Easton 410-770-9091 www.kilnborncreations.com
  • Hog Neck Golf Course – Offering an 18-hole Championship course, and a 9-hold Executive course, plus complete learning areas including large putting green, chipping green complex, and driving range with both grass and may hitting areas.
  • 10142 Old Cordova Road, Easton 410-822-6079 www.hogneck.com

Activities in nearby St. Michaels, Oxford, and Tilghman Island

  • Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – Situated on 18 waterfront acres, this museumis dedicated to sharing the stories of the Chesapeake Bay and the people who have built their lives around it. Exhibitions, demonstrations, and boat rides on the Miles River, plus annual festivities, celebrate Bay culture, boats, seafood and history. The museum’s floating fleet of historic watercraft is the largest in existence, and a working boatyard highlights restoration of the Bay’s traditional vessels. The museum is open year-round and hours vary by season.
  • 213 N. Talbot Street, St. Michaels 410-745-2916 www.cbmm.org
  • Winnie Estelle – 45-minute cruises, private charters, and educational tours aboard historic 1920s buyboat on the Miles River with up to 32 passengers, May-October
  • 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michaels 410-745-2916 www.cbmm.org
  • Shore Pedal & Paddle – Full-service kayak, stand-up paddleboard and bicycle shop, offering equipment sales and rental, plus tours and instruction.
  • 500 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels 410-745-2320 http://www.shorepedalandpaddle.com/
  • Harbor Shuttle & Tours – Water taxi service and harbor tours, offering an up-close look at the nesting swan, osprey, and many other sea birds and ducks.
  • 305 Mulberry St., St. Michaels 410-924-2198 www.stmichaelsmd.org
  • Patriot Cruises – Miles River Cruises offering insight about the area’s local beginnings, historic homes and wildlife, and local watermen harvests aboard a two-level 1930s steam ferry replica.
  • 213 N. Talbot St., St. Michael’s 410-745-3100 www.patriotcruises.com
  • Eastern Shore Brewing – Offering tours of craft brew tasting room and brewing facilities by appointment, with live music on Saturday’s.
  • 605 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels 410-745-8010 www.easternshorebrewing.com
  • Lyon Distilling Company – Tours of distillery, inclusing tastings and sales of locally made rum, rye, and whiskey. Private tastings and tours available.
  • 605 S. Talbot St. # 6, St. Michaels 443-333-9181 www.lyondistilling.com
  • St. Michaels Winery – A handsome tasting room offering samples, glasses, and bottles of locally produced wine.
  • 609 S. Talbot St., St. Michaels 410-745-0808 www.st-michaels-winery.com
  • Oxford-Bellevue Ferry – Believed to be America’s oldest privately owned ferry, the Oxford-Bellevue route was officially established in 1663, with power supplies at time by sail, sculling, rowing steam, and modern diesel engine. Plying the waters of the Tred Avon River between Oxford and Bellevue on Maryland’s Eastern Shore from mid-April through mid-November, it operates 7 days a week for most of the season.
  • 101 E. Strand, Oxford or 5536 Bellevue Rd, Bellevue 410-745-9023 www.oxfordbellevueferry.com
  • Tighlman Island Marina & Rentals – Owner-operated marina offering motor scooters, bicycles, kayaks, wave runners, pontoon boats, and fishing/crabbing gear.
  • 6140 Mariners Ct., Tilghman Island 410-886-2500 www.tilghmanmarina.com

Visit www.tourtalbot.org to learn more about the extensive restaurants, shops, galleries and more our Eastern Shore town has to offer.

Tidewater Inn
101 East Dover St.
Easton, MD 21601

  • Reservations 800.237.8775
  • Hotel 410.822.1300
  • Hunters' Tavern 410.822.4034

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