The Crown Jewel of the Chesapeake Bay
Sailing the Chesapeake Bay nearly four centuries ago, Captain John Smith penned: “Heaven and earth never agreed better to frame a place for man’s habitation.” The Chesapeake’s past is never far from its present. In the scenic hamlets and villages among coves, rivers, and creeks of Talbot County, you will find that boat builders, watermen, skipjacks, packing houses, and museums keep our rich maritime history alive.
Hooked on Talbot County Fishing has been popular in Talbot County for over 13,000 years when people first arrived at what is now known as Paw Paw Cove. The tradition lives on and offers sports enthusiasts the perfect opportunity to get in touch with the Bay. From striped bass, bluefish, sea trout, drum, Atlantic croaker and Norfolk spot - it’s easy to get hooked on fishing Talbot County’s rivers and bays.
Fun for the Fisherman’s Family
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum • Skipjack Rides • EcoTours • Chesapeake Bay Lighthouse Tours • Antiques, Boutiques & Galleries • Horseback Riding • Bicycling • Kayaking & Canoeing • Sailing • Oxford Museum • Historical Society of Talbot County • Pickering Creek Audubon Center • Academy Art Museum • St. Mary’s Square Museum
Tilghman Fishing Tournament - May
Tilghman Island Seafood Festival - June
Crab Days - July
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boat Auction - September
Tilghman Island Day - October
OysterFest - November
Waterfowl Festival - November
1-410-770-8000 • www.tourtalbot.org