Fun Eastern Shore Web Sites
It's not genealogy, just more to explore for Shore adorers!
The Whitehaven Hotel - This historic, restored roadhouse hotel stands just steps from the Whitehaven Ferry, which has been in continuous operation providing passage over the Wicomico River for over 300 years. The building seemed as though it was going to completely disintigrate before it was rescued and painstakingly, beautifully restored in 1995. If you are in the area, do not miss the opportunity to see it (or, better yet, stay there!).
The Alexander House Booklover's Bed and Breakfast - Located in the quaint historic district of Princess Anne, Maryland, each room in this inn offers a realistic interpretation of a famous author's own room in his or her time . . . the jazzy Harlem Renaissance of the Langston Hughes Room; a 19th-Century high seas adventure in the Robert Louis Stevenson Room; or the romance of Regency England in the grand Jane Austen Room. Relax with a book from the eclectic library in the Mark Twain Reading Parlor. Innkeepers Elizabeth and Peter Alexander also offer gourmet breakfast, afternoon tea or evening liqueur in the French Cafe Colette. Ooh-la-la!
The Hayman House - Located in the heart of historic Princess Anne, the Hayman House Bed and Breakfast was built by lumber baron Charles H. Hayman around 1898. Visitors to the Hayman House are treated to a comfortable night's rest in the richly decorated guest chambers specially fashioned to ensure an aesthetically pleasing stay in all respects. Guests each morning are drawn into the kitchen by the heavenly aromas wafting through the house, courtesy of innkeeper Carol Pinkerman. A full gourmet breakfast is served every morning, followed by afternoon refreshments on the porch or in the parlors.
Maryland Office of Tourism: Eastern Shore Region - Fun link! Tourism stuff, of course, but also history and cultural information, kids activities, shopping, deals, and on and on.
Assateague Island National Seashore - The official National Park Service site for Assateague contains lots and lots of information about the park, the ponies and other wildlife, the history of Assateague, and more.
Assateague Island Naturalist - Here's what it all looked like before Trimpers! Don't feed the ponies - they bite. This is a very cool site, with lots for visitors to see about plant and animal life on this barrier island.
Ocean City Wiki - You can contribute to this user-created online resource for information about Ocean City.
Randy Hofman - The artist who creates the beautiful and inspirational Christian sand sculptures on the Ocean City beach has put up photographs of many of his amazing works. You can even grab a desktop image here!
Ocean City, Maryland - Visit (virtually) my favorite vacation destination! This site is brought to you by the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce. As the site says, Ocean City, Maryland offers free, clean, sandy beaches on the Atlantic Ocean, and a myriad of fun-filled activities for vacationers of all ages.
Howard Johnson Oceanfront Cam - A large, beautiful view from atop the HOJO at 12th Street, Oceanfront
Malibu Surf Shop Cam - Real time, live streaming video and surf condition report from 7th Street and the Boards
Paradise Plaza Inn Cam - Perched high above the boards at 9th Street, you can see clear down to the inlet
Surf Cam - Real time video out in front of the Castle In the Sand Hotel. You can control the view!
Boardwalk Cam - View of the beach from Phillips Beach Plaza Hotel, 13th Street
21st Street Cam - Waaay up on top of the Stowaway Grand Hotel at 21st Street, the image is updated hourly from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Kiteloft WebCam - Real time, live web cam at 6th and Boards. You also get current temp, barometric pressure and humidity!
The Ocean Gallery Cam - Art Sale, Baby! 2nd Street, looking toward the pier. (Look - You can *just* see the Mug -n- Mallet at the far right. . . My favorite place for crabs!
Sea For Yourself WebCam - A rotating view at Caroline Street.
North Division Street Cam - Rotating view under the famous Boardwalk arch
9th Street Cam - Looking south along the boardwalk in front of the Candy Kitchen
Wicomico Street Cam - Down in the heart of the boardwalk
27th Street Cam - Waaay up at the north end of the boards
Worcester Street Cam - If you can see the boards, it must be the off season
Route 1 Cam - Coastal Hwy (aka Delaware Route 1, aka MD 528, aka Philadelphia Ave) at 145th St, just below the Delaware line.
Route 90 Cam - A view of the point where Route 90 intersects MD 528 (Coastal Hwy), at about 62nd St.
OC Surf Cam - the middle cam
Bahia Marina - Live streaming video on the bay betwteen 21st and 22nd Streets.
Kent Island - Live streaming video from Rt. 50.
Ocean City Web Cam - Boardwalk view down near Trimpers. An area of massive humanity in peak season.
Today's Live Catch - The Ocean City Fish Cam. Yes, Fish Cam.
Sandy Point Web Cam - See how backed up traffic is, waiting to cross the Bay Bridge.
Trimper's Rides and Amusements - While we're talking about Trimper's, here's where you can find out all there is to know about this historic amusement park, founded in 1890. It is the home of the most beautiful carousel ride I've ever seen.
LowerShore.net - devoted to tourism venues, culture and heritage on the Lower Eastern Shore
At The Beach - Even more fun stuff about those lovely beaches. You can send an online Ocean City post card here, as well as get lots of good info on OC and inland communities.
River House Inn - This is a charming bed and breakfast in Snow Hill, Worcester County, Maryland. It is a National Register Victorian home on the Pocomoke River.
Skipjack.Net - Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore - A Great Place To Do Business! A Great Place To Visit! This site encourages economic development of the Lower Eastern Shore, and has loads of fun and interesting content.
Pocomoke River Canoe Company - Paddle the wild and scenic black waters of the Pocomoke River, Nassawango Creek and Assateague backwaters. Sounds like a great way to spend a day experiencing the natural wonders of the Lower Eastern Shore.
Ellis Bay WMA - Mostly marsh and forested wetland, Ellis Bay is a 3,000-acre wet wonderland. It is perfect habitat for ducks and wading birds, like herons and egrets. White-tailed deer and many other wildlife species also use the area.
Nanticoke WMA - The Nanticoke River, like the Pocomoke, is one of the Eastern Shore Rivers that drains into the Chesapeake Bay. In 1993, this 1,700-acre tract along the Nanticoke was purchased to help conserve the wildlife habitats found along this mostly tidal river.
Johnson WMA - A 115-acre pocket of forest and fields in southern Wicomico County, Johnson WMA was purchased in 1926, when the United States was in the first throws of environmental awareness. It was originally called Johnson Schoolhouse Game Refuge and was used to raise game animals for release into the wild. Today, it is a favorite spot for hunters and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy eastern Maryland's bountiful wildlife.
All About Blue Crabs - OK, when you think about the Shore, and about food, the first thing that pops into your mind is steamed blue crabs. Right? Well, it OUGHTTA be. This site will tell you everything about the species, how to catch it, steaming, picking, storing, recipes. Speaking of recipes, here's another site for Eastern Shore Recipes.
Yourcommunitylink.org - Information on local Wicomico, Somerset and Worcester government, non-profit, and community organizations and programs, in a searchable database.
WBOC - News and information from Delmarva's News Leader. Find out just what the heck's going on around there, anyway.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum - Where stories of the Bay and its people come alive! Fun-filled festivals, engaging special exhibitions, hands-on boatbuilding classes, and outdoor summer concerts are some of the offerings here.
The DelMarVa Stargazers - This group meets monthly in Smyrna, Delaware, and gathers regularly to gaze at the wondrous heavens (as well as enjoy hot dogs and astronomical cameraderie) at Tuckahoe State Park, in Queen Anne's County about 7 miles west of Denton, Maryland. The Stargazers were formed in 1993 for the purposes of viewing the heavens and promoting a general interest in astronomy.
The Wye Oak - The majestic state tree of Maryland, The Wye Oak, was one BIG tree. Estimates gave its age as over 450 years old, and it was an impressive sight to see before its demise in a fierce storm in 2002. Located in Talbot County in the village of Wye Mills, it was the focal point of Wye Oak State Park.
The Delmarva Shorebirds - Delmarva's own minor-league ball team plays in a beautiful little stadium right in Salisbury, Maryland. And doesn't it just warm your heart to see baseball played the way it was meant to be? For the love of the game, and God Bless America!
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