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St Michaels, Maryland - Overview and Essential Travel Information

St. Michaels is the center of a unique and magical waterworld on Maryland's fabled Eastern Shore, about halfway between the Susquehanna source and the Atlantic mouth of the Chesapeake Bay.

This diminutive well-preserved vintage port, whose origins date from the birth of the colonies, is nestled between the loping Miles River on the north and the vast vistas of Michener's Broad Creek to the south.

Its influence radiates beyond Tilghman Island, Easton and Oxford to Washington, Baltimore, Wilmington and other points on the compass where our seafood trucks deliver the Chesapeake's bounty on a daily basis and the word spreads about this magnificent region.

St. Michaels is a collage of handsome churches, manicured colonial, federal and Victorian homes, historic heritage, diverse artistic talents and pleasant southern culture. It is also the proud cradle and repository of the Chesapeake's maritime history.

It is a peaceful place which wakes each morning to glorious views and closes each night in candlelit elegance. It's a town in constant contrast, from horse-and-buggy, steamboats, watermen's deadrises, century-old log canoes and ancient bugeyes to ATM's, the Internet, luxury Town Cars and fancy cabin cruisers. (But there isn't any neon!)

It's a shopping mecca with an incredible array of fashionable clothing, antique and artisan shops to suit any ardent collector. It's a galaxy of specialty food shops (including candy and ice cream) and superb nationally-renowned restaurants destined to delight even the most demanding gourmet. Of course, succulent Chesapeake seafood, fresh from our harbors, is the specialty.

It's an area of splendidly diverse accommodations, conference and wedding facilities, and marinas. Whether you prefer the British touch of tea and lace, a majestic hotel/inn with forever waterfront views, the colonial columns or Victorian grace of a small Bed and Breakfast or a cozy waterfront, you can find them all in the St. Michaels area.

You can participate in our feasts and festivals, in crabbing, fishing, biking, boating (small boat and kayak rentals, cruises and charters). Duffers will find several championship courses just a short 'drive' from the center of town. Or, you can relax and 'soak up' the gorgeous environs and our affable hospitality --- every day, through all the colorful seasons.

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