We recently took a trip through the Eastern Shore of Maryland and explored St. Michaels and Easton, then Ocean City, and back to Cambridge before heading home. Today, I am covering St. Michaels and the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center on Tilghman Island along with a recipe for Maryland Crab Dip. In case you missed it, here are my other posts from our trip: Easton, Cambridge, and the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay.
St. Michaels is a waterfront town located on the Miles River off of the Chesapeake Bay. It is 10 miles west of Easton (80 miles from Baltimore and Washington DC) in Maryland’s Eastern Shore and is known as “the town that fooled the British.” On August 10th, 1813, during the War of 1812, residents hung lanterns in the trees while dimming the lights in their homes, causing the British to overshoot their cannons and spare the town (minus one house) from damage.