Do you have a day, a weekend, a week to experience Chestertown? Do you want to sit at a sidewalk table watching the world go by over coffee with friends or fill every minute with activity? Define get-a-way anyway you like and Chestertown can be your destination.
On a Saturday morning you might start with a trip to the bustling Farmers' Market and Artisans' Market along Fountain Park. Leaving there take a stroll to the waterfront enjoying the colonial homes along the way. Strolling along the waterfront promenade you might see the Schooner Sultana, an educational sailing ship built and launched in Chestertown. Echo Hill Outdoor School's Buyboat and Skipjack may also be at the town dock.
If your interest is art, there are a dozen or more galleries, studios, and shops featuring the work of local, regional and internationally known artists and craftspeople for your enjoyment.
For the more outdoor oriented, you can rent bikes and take a ride through the rural landscape that surrounds Chestertown or rent kayaks and take a paddle on the Chester River where you might see a great blue heron fishing along the bank, an osprey nesting on a channel marker, or an eagle floating in the sky overhead.
After dinner at one the great local restaurants, you might take in a show at the Garfield Center for the Performing arts at the Prince Theatre, or a "Concert in the Park'' if you are lucky to be here on concert night in the summer months.
During the year, there are major weekend events including Tea Party, Downrigging, a waterfront Tall Ship Festival and the county wide Chestertown RiverArts Studio Tour and show..
Venturing out of town, you can take a short drive to the bay front town of Rock Hall where you will find an exciting blend of modern marinas and waterman's workboats. Or Galena, a town known for its antique shops and Betterton with its Bay-side beach where you can go for a swim or watch the freighters and tugs on their way to Baltimore or Philadelphia.
And don't forget that bench by the fountain or down by the river!