Explore More Along Maryland's Coast
Visiting Maryland's Coast is a delightful experience that offers a perfect blend of coastal beauty, rich history, and fun-filled activities. The pristine beaches, ocean views, and sunsets are a sight to behold, making it an ideal destination for beach lovers. The area is also home to charming seaside towns, each with its own unique character and flavor. From the bustling Ocean City to the laid-back atmosphere of Snow Hill, visitors can explore the coastal towns and soak up the local culture. In addition to the beaches, there are plenty of activities to enjoy, including watersports, fishing, crabbing, and boating. The region is also rich in history, with numerous historic sites and museums, such as the Assateague Island National Seashore, the OC Lifesaving Station Museum, the Delmarva Discovery Museum, and Historic Furnace Town, providing an opportunity to learn about the area's rich heritage. If you're looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle at the beach, a day trip through Maryland's Coast is a perfect way to explore the shore. These are just a few of the "Can't Miss" attractions, from historical towns to natural parks and everything in between.
Assateague Island is a quick detour off Route 50 with exquisite wildlife(including wild ponies), sandy beaches, and salt marshes. Assateague is a popular spot for surfing on the ocean but also canoeing and kayaking on the bay. The surrounding area is populated with local surf shops, farms, and breweries for all the essentials on your day trip. Plan out your day with our Assateague Island trip guide!
The Town of Berlin
If you’re a frequent OCMD visitor, you’ve probably seen signs on Route 50 for America’s Coolest Small Town. Shop on the lively main street and enjoy historic preservation, locally-owned boutiques, cafes, restaurants, and more, that town is Berlin, Maryland. Rain or shine, enjoy community events like the weekly farmer’s market and sip on locally brewed beers at while watching live entertainment. Check out popular downtown Berlin attractions!
The town of Snow Hill was established in 1686 by English settlers and designated a royal port by William and Mary of England. Today, it preserves historic homes and pre-Revolutionary War structures for all to see. Along with historical significance, Snow Hill is known for the beautiful Pocomoke River wildlife and forestry that surrounds the town. Go for a kayak tour, browse antiques, and stop by local cafes and restaurants to have a successful day trip in this vibrant town. Enjoy these day trip ideas in Snow Hill!
The town of Pocomoke is known as “the friendliest town on the Eastern Shore”. Any history buff or nature lover will have a blast at the Delmarva Discovery Museum and Pocomoke River State Park. While you’re there embracing the sights, make sure to check out the locally owned small businesses-- coffee shops, antiques, deli’s, and more! Find more Pocomoke day trips ideas here!
The beautiful, waterfront community of Ocean Pines is a great place to spend the day when you’re on the Eastern Shore. There are many recreational activities to enjoy like tennis courts, indoor pools, and award-winning golf courses. If you’re feeling lucky, try out the Ocean Downs Casino! Ocean Pines is also an excellent spot for dining with a variety of options. Choose from the Ocean Pines Yacht Club to friendly neighborhood restaurants, and everything in between. Use our Ocean Pines day trip guide!
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