After writing about my recent trip back to my hometown, Bridesmaid Abroad: Wedding Weekend in Maryland. I thought I would write a small piece on the place I called home for over 22 years. I grew up in the small town of Easton, a population no bigger than 16,000 people before I left for college in 2010.
This small rural farm town is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. I would characterize the landscape as flat, you can see anything in any direction and there are no hills or mountains in sight. Growing up I was 45 minutes from the nearest shopping mall, spent all my summer vacations in sunny Ocean City (i.e. the beach), there was no public transport and only one highway, Route 50. Everyone knew everyone and it was a great community to grow up in even with all of my family living within a 30-mile radius.
Easton is well known for its annual Waterfowl Festival, where yes, we get out of school to celebrate waterfowl, hunting and everything that goes along with it. In the summer boating, fishing and anything to do with being on the water is where you will find most spending their time after work and on the weekends.
Easton is a beautiful place full of history, the arts, historic buildings, and generations of tradition. I am extremely grateful that I was able to grow up in such a beautiful place. If you’re visiting be sure to check what events will be on during your stay.
Downtown Easton, Maryland and Surrounds
I hope you have enjoyed a quick snapshot into my hometown. If you are ever on the Eastern Shore of Maryland be sure to stop by!