Located on Maryland's eastern shore, St Michaels lies close to other popular destinations such as Oxford and Easton. The town is a well-liked destination offering an appealing mix of history, restaurants, lodging, gift shops and small town charm. St Michaels is also a favorite place for boaters due to its combination of marinas, taverns, and bed-and-breakfasts.
The excellent, world-famous Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is St Michaels’ major attraction and includes several historic buildings outdoors such as the Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Visitors should get a walking tour brochure at the St Mary’s Square Museum and stroll through the town’s historic streets, which are flanked by picturesque homes and shops dating from the 18th and 19th centuries.
The flat country roads enclosing St Michaels are well-liked by cyclists of all ages who can pedal a 36-mile route from St Michaels to Oxford, to Easton and back. Other leisure time options are boating, fishing and camping. Most of St Michaels’ nightlife is made up of fine restaurants offering ample seafood, and laid-back bars. What little activity there is can be located mainly along Talbot street.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum: presents the world’s largest and most important indoor/outdoor collection of artifacts related to navigation, fisheries, and commerce and trade.
Hooper Strait Lighthouse: established in 1867, this is one of just three existing, genuine screw-pile lighthouses in America.
St Mary’s Square Museum: currently two buildings dating from about 1860 display memorabilia and artifacts from the early days.
FRESHFARM Market: offers a great variety of locally produced and seasonal products; and presents weekly events such as ‘Chef at Market’ cooking demonstrations (April to October).
Festivals: St Michaels Food & Wine Festival takes place toward the end of April; St Michaels Crab Day Festival is held at the Maritime Museum at the last weekend in July; and in November, there is Oyster Fest.