The vintage harbour port of St. Michaels nestled on the beautiful Miles River is known as the heart and soul of the Chesapeake Bay and is a treasure on Maryland’s fabled Eastern Shore, yet only a leisurely drive from Baltimore, Washington, and Philadelphia. The charming town is a collage of handsome churches, manicured colonial, federal and Victorian homes, historic maritime heritage, diverse artistic talents, and pleasant southern culture.
The beautiful Miles River and St. Michaels Harbor offer boaters and sailors and those who just like to be near the water, the perfect setting. For the serious sportsman, excellent fishing and guided hunting make St. Michaels a year-round getaway. Cycling enthusiasts find St. Michaels a must stop on their itinerary.
Visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. It is a 16-acre complex of indoor and outdoor exhibits, tracing the history and traditions of the Chesapeake Bay. Enjoy a ride on the Oxford-Bellevue Ferry, “America’s Oldest Ferry,” a tour in a horse-drawn carriage or a cruise in a working, sail-powered skipjack.