Maryland's Middle Eastern Shore: Caroline County

A rejuvenated downtown.

Caroline County: Denton

Drive time: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Eat here

Lily Pad Café. This cute little salad-and-sandwich spot is housed in an 1883 schoolhouse. On Friday nights, there’s light fare and live entertainment in the outdoor Beer Garden. 104 S. Second St., (410) 479-0700,

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Harry’s on the Green. Wednesday-Sunday, 4-6 p.m., small plates (think pork-and-black-bean empanadas and petite crab cakes) are just $5. On your way out, pick up a cupcake pop or ganache-topped brownie at Suzy’s Bake Shop located at the front of the restaurant. 4 S. First St., (410) 479-1919,

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Highland Aerosports. Ever thought about hang-gliding? Get ready to soar. Introductory lessons start at $145. 24038 Race Track Road, Ridgely; (410) 634-2700,

For thrifty types

The Foundry. More than a place for local artists and crafts-people to show and sell their work, this is the center of Denton’s social life. Check out the whimsical, wacky wind chimes made from found objects and the reasonably priced handmade wooden storage chests of all sizes. 401 Market St., (410) 479-1009,

Joviality Gifts. Hear the stories behind the agaseke baskets woven by Rwandan women in intricate patterns from sisal, grass and raffia. 406 Market St., (410) 479-0426,

Museum of Rural Life. Check out the restored log cabin and sections of other historic homes spanning three centuries. 16 N. Second St., (410) 479-0655,

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