Lately, we've been trying to explore some of the towns around us. We've been living in the area since 2004 (with a brief stint in England, of course), but we've rarely ventured outside Washington, DC, Baltimore, or Annapolis. There are tons of hidden gems within an hour's drive. So now we're making up for lost time!
A couple of weekends ago we went to an adorable little town called St. Michaels. It's on the Eastern Shore in Maryland on the Chesapeake Bay. It's been voted the best small town in Maryland and it's easy to see why. This town that's been around since the 1600s is chock-full of charm. Every house and street and alcove is full of history.
The Episcopal church that still stands in the town center was founded in 1677. Walking through the cemetery you can find tombstones dating back to at least the 1800s.
We grabbed some food to go and ate our lunch at the waterfront. The walk to the water displayed some of the best examples of colonial houses. This bed and breakfast, the Tarr House, was built in 1667!
Of course we grabbed some ice cream from a local store, JoJo's Cupcakes and Cream. Dan's butter pecan was a big hit, but my black cherry was pretty great too.