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Visit Talbot County

Visit Talbot County

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About Visit Talbot County

Warm hospitality, group-friendly lodging, gourmet restaurants, and more than 600 miles of shoreline offer endless opportunities for your next tournament or event. Settle in for a real Maryland steamed crab feast, charter a boat for sportfishing or sightseeing, or plan a bicycle or kayak tour to get up close to the flora and fauna of Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is the anchor storyteller for the region, the Avalon Theatre entertains with world-class performances and concerts, and Talbot County boasts hundreds of independent shops, boutiques, and eateries for a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Accessibility by car, boat, and small plane make a visit here ideal for participants from D.C., Philadelphia, New York, and beyond!

Things to do in Visit Talbot County

Discover the History:
Talbot County is one of the oldest European settlements in the New World. When it was settled in the 1630s, new residents established tobacco plantations. Soon after, the county's 600 miles of shoreline made it an epicenter of the maritime industry—a culture preserved in such a way that it remains a special place to live and a unique vacation destination. A key site in the American Revolution, War of 1812, Civil War and Underground Railroad, Talbot County is still making history. American hero Frederick Douglass is among Talbot County's most notable native sons.

Explore the County:
For generations, visitors have come to Talbot County to experience the hospitality of its beloved towns and magnificent Chesapeake Bay views. The county offers the perfect combination of old and new — historic sites and new restaurants, nature-bound adventures and high end shopping, charming inns and stately accommodations. There is truly something here for everyone wanting to relax, reflect, and renew. Whether on a romantic retreat, a girls weekend getaway, a family vacation, or a team building business trip, Talbot County welcomes you with open arms.

Get Back to Nature:
As a singularly scenic community on the Chesapeake Bay, Talbot County offers every opportunity to get out on the water. Charter a sail or power boat, rent a hobie cat, take a fishing trip, enjoy a sunset cruise, paddle along in a canoe, a kayak, or a standup paddle board. But the water is just the beginning. Nestled in the shores of the county, are acres of preserved forests, wetlands, and wildlife, prime for hiking, exploring, bird watches, and nature walks. The county offers countless miles of bike trails—scenic and through the towns.

Travel details

The nearest major airport is Salisbury-Ocean City Wicomico Regional Airport (SBY / KSBY). This airport has domestic flights from Salisbury, Maryland and is 57 miles from the center of Talbot County, MD.

Another major airport is Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI / KBWI), which has international and domestic flights from Baltimore, Maryland and is 59 miles from Talbot County, MD.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA / KDCA) has international and domestic flights from Washington, District of Columbia and is 76 miles from Talbot County, MD.

New Castle Air National Guard Base (ILG / KILG) has domestic flights from Wilmington, Delaware and is 80 miles from Talbot County, MD.

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