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Easton, Maryland, United States

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Bayfront fun in Easton

In a popular location near big cities on the Chesapeake Bay, Easton invites vacationers to enjoy its arts venues, charming restaurants, and stunning scenery. Summers here are perfect for long days on the water, exploring nearby light stations and fishing villages, while cooler fall days call for antique shopping and popping into coffee shops along the tree-lined avenues downtown. Once you find the perfect Easton vacation rental, you'll discover endless attractions await, whether you prefer hiking through bird habitats, watching a local hockey game, playing a round of golf, or taking day trips across the bay to check out the world-class museums in Washington, DC.

Get on the water in Easton

Soaking up the fresh air and sea breezes is a must in Easton, and plenty of options are available to paddle board, sail, fish, and jet ski around the bay and surrounding rivers. Rent a boat to test out the water, or you hop on a charter from the port in nearby St Michaels. Several companies have options to tour lighthouses, hunt for crabs or oysters, or sail around at sunset to watch the sky change colors. Kids will love checking out the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels, which has a historic fleet of boats, hands-on exhibits, and scavenger hunts designed for little ones.

Delve into art in Easton

A cultural hub, Easton's galleries, studios, and antique shops line picturesque downtown streets perfect for strolling. For art lovers, the Academy Art Museum has a permanent collection of more than 1,400 pieces spanning centuries, as well as temporary exhibits housed in a historic landmark building. The nearby Talbot Historical Society's museum in a 1790 frame house offers interactive displays focused on the county's heritage. With large cities like Washington, D.C. and Baltimore just across the Chesapeake Bay, options for outings are endless, and public transportation makes it easy to visit famous museums and historic sites and return at the end of the day to your Easton vacation rental. '

Summers on the bay in Easton

There's nothing better than spending long summer days on the Chesapeake Bay, soaking up the sun from the deck of a boat and hopping around between waterfront villages sampling fresh seafood dishes. Many nearby towns have special summer celebrations and festivals perfect for family outings too. Temperatures this time of year hit the 80s during the warmest part of the day, but cool off for pleasant evenings. Precipitation drops a bit heading into fall and winter, the perfect time of year for cozying up for family game nights in front of the fireplace at your Easton vacation rental.

Bird watching in Easton

With the Chesapeake Bay, Choptank River, and other watery landmarks nearby, the area around Easton is home to an abundance of interesting flora and fauna, best experienced at preserves like the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, south of the city. You can float through the park's tidal marsh on a canoe or kayak, or hike through woods and fields in search of fox squirrels and other critters. Grab a bird checklist for the kids to mark as they look for migratory species like snow geese, mallard ducks, and tundra swans that winter here between October and March.