The charming town of Easton is located in Talbot County, Maryland. Easton is a pretty town with tree lined streets and historic buildings. The historical society provides maps for a walking tour of the town.
The Historic Society of Talbot County has a “campus” in downtown Easton which includes their museum, museum shop, antique shop, historic houses, and award-winning gardens. The museum is located at 25 South Washington Street.
Stroll Easton’s town center and you’ll find many interesting specialty shops. Each Saturday, 8:00am to 1:00pm, from April through early December you can visit the Easton Farmer’s Market on Harrison Street for locally grown produce and plants, plus handcrafted items. The Amish Country Farmer’s Market is located on Marlboro Ave. This indoor market is open Thursday through Saturday and offers fresh produce, handcrafted items and more.
Pickering Creek Audubon Center & Adkins Arboretum
Nearby Pickering Creek Audubon Center is a sanctuary of the Chesapeake Audubon Society with over 400 acres of protected land featuring hardwood forests, non-tidal wetlands, wildlife plantings, and nature preserve. Open year-round, Pickering Creek provides a variety of educational opportunities including lectures, field trips, canoe rentals, and displays
Adkins Arboretum, located 15 miles northeast of Easton in Ridgely, is a 400 acre preserve and educational center dedicated to promoting the appreciation and conservation of the region’s native plants.
Golfers will enjoy two championship golf courses. Hog Neck Golf Course is a 27 hole public golf facility. Hog Neck features a 7,048 yard 18 hole, par 72 Championship Course and a 2,172 yard 9 hole, par 32 Executive Course, offering a versatile test for any golfer. Hog Neck Golf Course has received a four star rating from Golf Digest Places to Play.
The Easton Club Golf Course is an 18 hole public golf facility with a par 72, 6,700 yard layout. The Easton Club course features stately trees, dramatic waterscapes, bentgrass and a challenging island green.
For some cultural entertainment while in town, check out the Avalon Theatre. This restored movie theater has become a regional showcase for quality performing arts. Visit the Avalon Theatre’s website to see their concert schedule.
The roads connecting Easton, Oxford, and St. Michaels form a circular route that is popular with bicyclists. The complete round trip is about 35 miles and part of the route takes you across the Tred Avon River on the Oxford-Belleview Ferry. View a map of the Easton, Oxford, St. Michaels bike tour, with descriptions of sites along the way.
Each year Easton hosts the world famous Easton Waterfowl Festival. The festival, often referred to as the Easton Decoy Festival, is held on the second full weekend of November, around the time when migratory waterfowl arrive in the area. This very popular festival is attended by 18,000 to 20,000 visitors each year. Much more than a decoy show, the Easton Waterfowl Festival features paintings, carvings, sculpture, decoys, crafts, kids activities, great food, and music throughout the historic town of Easton, Maryland. Approximately 400 artists and craftsmen exhibit at the waterfowl festival.
The festival’s daily schedule of events includes demonstrations, entertainment, book signings, and other activities. Proceeds from the Easton Waterfowl Festival are distributed to projects that promote and enhance wildlife conservation through habitat preservation, education and research. More than $4.2 million in Festival funding has been donated since 1971.
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