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    Eastern Shore, VA

    Hubby and I will be attending a family reunion the first of Oct in VA. We usually like to go a day or two early and see something new. He is from HI and gets excited to see anything in the East. Any recommendations for Eastern Shore? Hotels, restaurants, must sees??
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    You aren't that far from Va Beach. If you google Eastern Shore its such a torist spot I'm sure you'll get lots of suggestions.
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    The Eastern Shore is not a terribly developed place. The people are of proud heritage and have kept the small town feel of their towns, which are mostly find on the western side (Chesapeake Bay). The seafood is found in local places with little atmosphere but glorious food. There are few, if any, resort-y, beach-and-pool type places to stay, but many bed and breakfast places. One main highway goes right up the middle of the peninsula with much smaller (some gravel) roads off toward the shores.

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    We have a number of folks that come from eastern shore VA to visit the quilt shop called Serendipity Quilt Shop in Dagsboro, DE 31821 Cannon St, next door to the movie theater. You may even meet me there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lena1952 View Post
    We have a number of folks that come from eastern shore VA to visit the quilt shop called Serendipity Quilt Shop in Dagsboro, DE 31821 Cannon St, next door to the movie theater. You may even meet me there!
    Haven't been to this shop but we love to stop in Delaware at Lums Pond State Park when we can. it's near Dover, DE but we have visited Kiptopeake State Park several times while traveling through on the Eastern Shore. We thought Cape Charles was interesting (dredging wasn't pretty) with some businesses opening a few years ago.

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    I'll second Serendipity Quilt Shop. I usually stop there at least 1x/yr when we are in OC, MD. I think this is the first year I didn't make it. Only because I had no project that I was at purchasing stage at that point. And I'm only a project buyer - not a stash buyer.

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    Depending on where you're going to be, I would recommend Chincoteague (wild ponies on the beach) and the town of Onley. It's an old fishing village with some beautiful, massive old sea captains' houses overlooking the Bay. There is a first-rate antiques shop there and a nice small historical museum.

    If you're into antiques, check out the Blue Crow antiques mall right on Rt. 13 in Painter.

    The Eastern Shore (I live here) is a fabulous place to be in October -- just hope for no hurricanes!

    Enjoy your visit!
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    I also recommend Chincoteague. It is unique. If you're interested in shopping, there's The Country House in Salisbury, MD. It is huge and has beautiful things. Enjoy yourselves!

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    Is it the town of Chincoteague or the Island of Chincoteague?
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    Chincoteague is a town on an island of the same name. It's also a National Wildlife Refuge. Though it's an island, it's connected to the mainland by a causeway. The town is tiny, but the beach is gorgeous. Not sure how long the hotels stay open after the summer season ends. If you plan to stay, check ahead of time.
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    We used to spend a lot of time on the shore, our son worked at Kiptopeke, the state part just after you go over the bridge tunnel. Tangier Island, an island in the middle of the bay is very unique. You have to take a boat to get over there. There used to be a quilt shop and fabric shop not to far from Cape Charles on the main road that goes up the shore. It was full of over runs and older fabrics however years ago, they seemed to be good quality. As you go up the shore, right about at Cape Charles is a really good restaurant, Stingrays, looks like a gas station but the food used to really great, I always liked the grilled shrimp and my husband always ordered the flounder with crab imperial on top. Hope you all have a really good time

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