Top Family Travel Spots on Maryland’s Eastern Shore

| November 18, 2015

Ocean City, Maryland
Ocean City, Maryland, offers peerless caramel apples, not to mention an
awesome boardwalk and beach! (Chip Ward)

 

Sure, Maryland is home to some of America’s most beautiful beaches, but on a road trip across the Eastern Shore you’ll also encounter cool small towns, forward-thinking cuisine, and some funky off-the-beaten-path must-sees.

I recently wrangled some of the closest people in my life for a adventure along Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Bringing together multiple generations in today’s busy world is a challenge in itself, but add in a group of tech connected, urban worker bees and it gets more complicated. The fact that we were filming the adventure for Budget and the upcoming PBS TV series, Travels with Darley, meant we were bringing along a full film crew, which made for even more challenging scheduling.

We pulled it off and loved our time along the Eastern Shore! Our group consisted of my two best friends Ellen Schmidt of Baby Meets City fame (and her daughters, Vivian and Millie ages 3 and 5) and Chad Davis. We all hail from the Washington, DC, and New York City areas, meaning the Eastern Shore was just a train ride and car ride away. To make matters easier, we secured a campsite by the beach for our RV in

If you’ve always wanted to take a road trip adventure and are wondering where to go, keep reading for ten top spots along Maryland’s Eastern Shore that are accessible and fun for your family or group.

A great family destination, Chesapeake Bay Farms (4111 Whitesburg Road, Pocomoke City) was one of our favorite stops. This pretty, diverse dairy farm produces a multitude of yummy ice cream flavors right on the farm. It takes a little less than 40 minutes to drive from Island National Seashore to the farm. If took me a bit longer, as I was driving an over 26-foot RV and on … why rush!

The farm’s donkeys, horses, cows and adorable puppy, keep kids entertained, engaged and enjoying rural life both before and after ice cream. Best of all, the ice cream is delicious, and even better in a homemade waffle cone while rocking on a peaceful front porch. Creative flavors include espresso ice cream with chocolate covered coffee beans, fresh blueberry, strawberry shortcake, princess pink and beyond.

I recently wrangled some of the closest people in my life for a adventure along Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Bringing together multiple generations in today’s busy world is a challenge in itself, but add in a group of tech connected, urban worker bees and it gets more complicated. The fact that we were filming the adventure for Budget and the upcoming PBS TV series, Travels with Darley, meant we were bringing along a full film crew, which made for even more challenging scheduling.

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I’ve never been to Maryland, but it has my attention with those yummy caramel apples from Ocean City

Carol Carini

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