One photo = One entry
Do you love taking pictures? Do you love the lower Eastern Shore? Then you should enter the Beach to Bay Photo Contest this month!
We are looking for high resolution photographs depicting the historic, cultural, or natural beauty within the three lower shore counties of Worcester, Wicomico, or Somerset. Amateurs and professional photographers are both welcome to submit entries and there are no limits on the number of photos you submit. Each submission will count as one entry in the contest.
We will post several of the photo submissions when we announce the winner on October 20th.
Deadline & Winner Announcement:
The deadline for entry is midnight October 19th and a winner will be announced on the Beaches Bays Water Ways Facebook page on October 20th.
All photos and the rights to use those photos are transferred to the Beach to Bay Heritage Area when the photo is submitted as part of this contest. The Beach to Bay Heritage Area will use these photos on our website, on our social media channels and wherever else we choose.
Breweries, Meaderies, and Even an OCtoberfest to Bring You to the Shore.
Those who have been trying to keep an eye on the craft beer scene of Maryland’s Eastern Shore lately can hardly blink without missing something new: a new beer, a switch to cans, take-out and delivery options. You can even buy beer online from some breweries and have it sent to you. The COVID crisis has changed the landscape. However, the Lower Shore has been lucky; not only do we still host all the breweries open last Fall, we have even seen the opening of the first farm brewery and a meadery.
Great Options for a Beercation this Fall with Many Ways to Save Money
October is known as a beer month. The annual Oktoberfest celebration in Munich, Germany was cancelled, but luckily for us, we have many breweries and events to help us celebrate the start of Fall. Starting in Ocean City, Maryland and making our way to Salisbury is a great way to enjoy this autumn’s best beer and breweries here on the Lower Shore.
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Bicycling is a great activity when trying to social distance and still get outside and enjoy spectacular scenery and a little exercise. There is no better place than the Eastern Shore of Maryland with its deserted country roads, rivers, and ferries. Jody Arneson at Mid Atlantic Day Trips explored White Haven and Wicomico County in an article early this year that includes fabulous pictures to whet your appetite. They started at the Whitehaven Hotel on the banks of the Wicomico River, loaded their bikes on the ferry where they spoke with the ferryman, Dennis. See what they saw and learn what the lower shore offers to both casual and serious bicyclists.
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The Beach to Bay Heritage Area has a monthly newsletter entitled "Our Ways." Each month, we will be including a contest in the newsletter. The details for each give-away will be clearly explained in each newsletter. Please be sure to subscribe to "OurWays" to be sure you have an opportunity to win a prize each month. We will be asking for photos, to like our Facebook page, to answer fun questions and more. Currently, our prize is a Beach to Bay Heritage Area hat. Please subscribe to find out how and what you can win each month. Good luck!
Lower Eastern Shore Section of the Chesapeake Country Byway from Vienna to Crisfield
Including MD 50, MD 54, MD 349, MD 352, US 13, & MD 413.
(originally published by the State of Maryland)
From Vienna, known for its rich Nanticoke River and Chesapeake Bay legacy, this section of the byway has two travel options. One travels north to Federalsburg, where a scenic creek flows from the Idylwild Wildlife Management Area and winds through town. The other heads east toward the urban center of the region, Salisbury.
History and culture mingle here with a pedestrian-friendly shopping plaza, a zoo, minor-league baseball, and the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, featuring the world’s largest and finest collection of decorative and antique decoys. Nearby is the Pemberton Historical Park, which was once home to a thriving 18th-century plantation along the Wicomico River. Tour Pemberton Hall, furnished to reflect the pre-Revolutionary period, and explore trails to view marshlands, waterfowl, cypress trees and historic sites.
Whitehaven, Princess Anne, Deal Island
In Whitehaven, a rural village below Salisbury, the historic Whitehaven Ferry runs on the Wicomico River. Then, in Princess Anne, the 200-year-old, neoclassical Teackle Mansion rests among 300 Federal-style and Victorian structures. West of town, the Deal Island Wildlife Management Area is one of the state’s finest places to view ducks and geese, as well as skipjacks, an historic sailing vessel used for dredging oysters.
Continue to Pocomoke City and the Delmarva Discovery Museum to explore how people’s lives have been shaped by the water and land. Get up-close with Diamondback Terrapins, Horseshoe Crabs, North American River Otters and more through hands-on exhibits about the Chesapeake’s habitats.
Follow the byway to one of the southernmost spots in Maryland - Crisfield - famous for its local seafood, peaceful water trails and annual Hard Crab Derby. Kayak or canoe among towering loblolly pine forests and tidal marshes with sandy beaches at Janes Island State Park - a nature lover’s paradise.
Cruises and ferries run from Crisfield to nearby Smith Island Maryland’s only inhabited island accessible only by boat. Here visitors can see the Chesapeake watermen’s life in action at its docks, villages and at the Smith Island Crabmeat Coop. Don’t miss having a piece of Smith Island Cake, Maryland’s official state dessert.