Tameka Cottle

Weekend adventure: A visitor's guide to Rock Hall and its old-school, waterfront charms

Weekend adventure: A visitor's guide to Rock Hall and its old-school, waterfront charms

Turn down Main Street in Rock Hall and go back to a time when everyone in town knew your name.

The historic Eastern Shore watermen’s town — population 1,298 — is a charming throwback to a forgotten age of neighborly affection and good-natured fun, rather than technological distractions. Tiny bed-and-breakfasts, an old-fashioned soda shop and plenty of vintage and antique spots dot a quiet and quaint Main Street.

“This is really a weekend town,” said Annette May, who owns The Tangerine Shop antique store and has lived in Rock Hall for decades. The town is busiest on weekends, she said, when tourists and locals alike stroll Main Street and pop in and out the variety of shops...

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