New Hot Spots and Things To Do in Chestertown

The summer is eclipsing us quickly, just as the moon eclipsed the sun recently. It is time to start thinking about the fall and all the goodness that this time of year brings. Plan a trip to our area and check out all the great new spots and things to do in Chestertown this fall! Fridays…

Bride and Groom at Brampton Inn

Elopement Capitol of the Eastern Shore?

Did you know…..  that Elkton, Maryland was once the elopement capital of the east coast? As the northern-most county seat (Cecil County) in the state, Elkton is in close proximity to several states that required a waiting period (NJ DE PA NY). Back in “the day” (from 1913, when Delaware imposed a waiting period on…

The Trees of Brampton

In the summer of 1987, Michael and Danielle Hanscom bought the Kent County, Maryland property known as “Brampton” with the great idea to turn the antebellum house into a bed and breakfast inn. After the closing, the very first thing Michael did was hang an old fashioned rope swing on a huge and perfectly horizontal…

Crab Cakes at Brampton Inn

Delicious Brampton Crab Cake Recipe & 30th Anniversary Crab Feast

Brampton Crab Cakes In the spirit of summer we’re sharing our favorite homemade crab cake recipe. They’re gluten-free and make the perfect appetizer! Serves 4 Ingredients: 1 pound Maryland jumbo lump crab meat. The biggest you can find. 2 large scallops 3 Tbsp. mayonnaise 1 tsp. Dijon mustard finely grated zest of half a lemon…

Beautiful Blossom Sunflowers in the Field

Exciting 2017 Summer Events in Chestertown, MD

Plan Your Getaway With These Summer Events in Chestertown: June 4 – June 17: Don’t miss the National Music Festival hosted by Washington College! Presenting music from all over the world. Concerts range from solo recitals to large symphony orchestra performances with chorus — plus 200 free open rehearsals. June 3 & June 10: Sultana Ecology Public Sails. The ecology sails…

Small American Flags

Celebrating Memorial Day in Chestertown, MD

The end of May signifies many things: the unofficial start of summer, excitement about imminent graduations, beach traffic, permission to wear white pants. (That’s not really still a thing, is it??) And of course, the end of May brings Memorial Day, a federal holiday meant to set aside time to reflect upon and honor those…

Come on down for the Taste of the Town!

Technically, it’s the taste of the Town and County, but that doesn’t make for a snappy headline or a catchy title, does it?? Yes, it’s time for the biggest foodie event of the year, and in 2017 it has reached a milestone: the 10th annual Taste of the Town. Sunday May 7, from noon to…