Experience a gracious, less frenetic part of Maryland in Somerset County. Stroll the brick sidewalks in historic Princess Anne, and visit the Teackle Mansion, built in 1801 by an associate of Thomas Jefferson.

Princess Anne is also the home of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. Crisfield, the crab capital of the world offers not only the Chesapeake’s bounty but also offers cruises to Smith and Tangier Island as well as charter fishing.

Smith Island is the Chesapeake Bay’s only inhabited island and the home place of the famous Maryland State Dessert-Smith Island cake. Janes Island State Park and its bay front location provide water activity opportunities and miles of isolated shorelines and marsh areas where visitors can enjoy bird watching and six paddling trails.

Somerset is home to some of the state’s most well- known events such as the J. Millard Tawes Crab and Clam Bake, Deal Island Skipjack Races and the Crisfield National Hard Crab Derby.

Explore the landscape, sample the bounty of the bay and celebrate the Chesapeake experience.

Cities in Somerset County, Maryland include: Princess Anne, Crisfield, Cottage Grove, Eden, Wenona