Tuckahoe State Park & Chestertown
Thanks to our best friend ‘Schmeels’, we were set up for a great weekend of adventures and surprises at Tuckahoe and Chestertown, about an hour and a half from downtown Baltimore.
Tuckahoe State Park
Over the bay bridge on the Eastern Shore lies Tuckahoe State Park in Caroline County. There are many things to do at the park like boating, fishing, hiking, and camping. We decided to camp on one of the coldest and rainiest days of the season but we sure made the most of it.
This charming town on the water in Kent County is about 30 minutes from Tuckahoe. It was founded in 1706 and is home to the beautiful Washington College. The town had a lot to offer us on a Saturday, including the Farmers Market, many shops, places to eat, and The Cat Colloquium. Click here for a visitors map of the town.
The Chestertown Farmers Market is 3 blocks long and is open from 8am-noon every Saturday during the warmer months.
Evergrain Bread Company
We had breakfast at Evergrain Bread Company with delicious coffee and baked goods. We all loved the Sun Bun!
We enjoyed wine and charcuterie at Casa Carmen. The owner at this lovely location has a brother who owns the Union Collective in Hampden, Baltimore. Both locations have similar vibes and taste. We met the owner at Casa Carmen and he seemed like a down-to-earth family man who loves his craft!
Stam’s is on the site of a 19th century pharmacy, with decor to match. It has very-American food for breakfast, lunch, and ice cream.
Schmeels did not tell us where she was taking us for our next stop in Chestertown, and what a great surprise it was! The Cat Colloquium is a space above Stam’s Luncheonnette on the main street in town that promotes animal advocacy, education about cats, and community. Schmeels booked the space for an hour and we enjoyed playing, petting, and taking pictures with cats! The decor was on point… I couldn’t stop laughing and smiling the entire time we were there.
Shops & Other Things to do
There are very cute shops along the main streets in Chestertown. We especially loved Angela’s Cottage! You can also check out Philip G. Wilmer Park along the water.