Tarr House B&B
109 Green Street, P.O. Box 1152, Saint Michaels, Maryland, 21663, United States
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Crab Clae Restaurant
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
View on St Michaels Harbour, Chesapeake Bay
Lighthouse at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Getting to St Michael's from DC
I'll be in Washington DC next month and plan on making a day trip to St Michael's. I am having trouble figuring out how to get there. I do *not* intend to hire a car, and am wondering what the best way to get there is otherwise.
RE: Getting to St Michael's from DC
I really don't know of any public transport that goes from DC to St. Michael's. You MAY be able to find a tour company based out of the District that goes there. While you don't want a rental car, I'd highly suggest you get one. It's a lovely area, and if you go a bit further, you'll hit Tilghman Island (a place I prefer over St. Michael's since it's much less touristy....).
In general, that part of Maryland is beautiful, and you may want to explore a bit. I don't know if I've been helpful at all, but if I hear of anything, I'll let you know!
RE: RE: Getting to St Michael's from DC
Thanks. That is very helpful.... even if it is not what I wanted to hear. LOL
I don't mind hiring cars in the countryside and agree that that part of Maryland would be tempting to explore, but somehow the idea of travelling a big unknown metropolitan area like DC doesn't exactly rock my boat.
RondaRuth wrote a transportation tip about St Michael's and recommended Dockside Express and advised that "They provide transportation by land or water, around, to and from the town of Saint Michaels Maryland and the metropolitan areas of Washington DC, Baltimore MD and Philadelphia PA." When I visit their web site, however, I only see info about cruises around the Saint Michael's coastline, no info about the DC transportation part.
RE: RE: Getting to St Michael's from DC
Funny, I worked in DC for 8 years, and only really know my way around the city via the metro! It'll only be difficult getting out of the city, then it'll be highways, etc. and then easy country roads.
Really, with a car you can stop at little roadside stands, etc...and places that just strike you. You could even stop in Annapolis on the way...which is the state's gorgeous Capital.
Of course, let me know if you need any more info. BTW, on Tilghman Island, I recommend stopping at a place called Harrison's Inn, for a drink or food on the water....it's great!
Travel Tips for Saint Michaels
Clear Skies and Calm Waters!
At least today it was a calm day on the water. Just for Rhonda! You can get to Saint Michaels from land but there's nothing like traveling on the water, dropping your anchor and riding on a shuttle boat to the Crab Claw Dock! Eating at the Crab Claw. Now that was an experience I'd like to do again!
How to Enjoy Delicious Maryland Steamed Crabs
As told by The Crab Claw to a Northener like me:
Step 1: With thumb or knife point, pry off apron flap on the underside and discard it.
Step 2: With thumb or knife point, lift off top shell and discard it. Break off toothed claws and set aside for eather later.
Step 3: With the body of the crab exposed, remove the face area, scrape off the gills and the fat, the yellowish mustard like substance in the center. The fat can be eaten, but the gills should not.
Step 4: Hold crab at each side and break apart at center. discard appendages.
Step 5: Meat under membrane cover in each half of crab can be exposed by removing this cover with knife OR you may slice lengthwise through the center of each half without removing the membrane. Each method will expose large succulent chunks of meat which may be removed with fingers or knife. Crack large claws with mallet or knife handle to expose meat within.
Messy, but fun and delicious!
Historic Chesapeke Bay Sailing Charter
Daytime and Sunset Cruises are given on the Rebecca T. Ruark, the oldest Skipjack - 1886.
2-Hour Adventure Tours
Guaranteed small group
Sail from Tilghman Island, Maryland - Walk-ons welcome or make reservation.
$30 Adult/ $15 Child (and group rates)
Rebecca T. Ruark is docked in Dogwood Harbor in Tilghman, Maryland.
St. Michaels - The Town That Fooled the Brittish
"Hoopers Strait Lighthouse at St. Michaels, MD"
St. Michael's is nicknamed the town that fooled the Brittish. March 10, 1813 Brittish barges had planned to bombard the town in the dark early morning hours. The town had caught word of the pending attack. The residence planted lights and lanterns in the tops distant trees and on the top of boat masts along the distant shore line. This lead the Brittish to overshoot their targets, with only one canon ball actually landing in the town.
Today St. Michaels is a small tourist attraction. With a harbor filled with sail boats, seafood restaurants and many antique shops, St. Michaels is a perfect trip if you are staying in the Baltimore or Washington area for an extended time.
St. Michaels is located on the eastern shore of Maryland in Talbot County. Drive across the Chesapeake Bay bridge and head south. There are many small towns much like this to enjoy.
"St. Michaels, Maryland"
Saint Michaels is a small village on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay founded in 1677 by English settlers. A shipbuilding center and trading port from colonial times to the early 1800’s, St. Michaels today is a charming little town. The main street is lined with plenty of shops of all kinds and there is a interesting Maritime Museum.
St. Michaels Web Site: http://www.stmichaelsmd.org/index.htm
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