Adventuring in St. Michaels and Oxford, Maryland
It was Saturday morning. We sat around the breakfast table, bellies full of syrup drenched waffles. It was a rare quiet moment. I think it’s called a food coma. A voice pierced through the post carb loading haze.
“What should we do today?”
I grabbed my trusty friend, Laptop, and typed St. Michaels Day Trip into the search box. We had visited St. Michaels before and it was the exact place that would match the slow, laid-back pace of our morning. The searched produced an interesting link—one that mentioned wine tastings, a ferry ride and quaint farmhouses. Sold!
St. Michaels, a small historical town located on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay, is a mashup of Mayberry, maritime and money. It’s home to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as well as Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld. Both are said to have homes there.
While visually the town is charming, think picket fences and wrought iron gates, it’s the pace that had me smitten. It’s the simple joys in life that make me happy. I live for quiet moments watching the clouds go by, leaves flutter in the trees, ships sail across the bay. St. Michaels delivered all three.
What to see:
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
Where to play:
Playground at the end of Mill Street
Where to shop:
Fine Old Posters
405 S. Talbot Street
Where to grab a cone:
JoJo’s Cupcakes and Cream
101 Talbot Street
A highlight of our trip, aside from our playground visits (we stopped at not one, not two, but three!) was the short ferry ride across the water. For $11.00, plus $1.00 for each passenger in the car, the ferry will deliver you and your family across the bay to the shores of Oxford, Maryland. Once there, do not miss the playground on your right. Grab a bench with your sweetheart and watch the sunset while the kids play in the sand and swing high into the evening sky. It was the perfect ending to a low key day.