Saturday, July 9, 2016

Visiting the Delmarva Peninsula | the town of Berlin, Maryland

The town of Berlin is one of my favorite places here on Delmarva and it's one that we often recommend to visitors. Located just off Route 50, about 8 miles inland of Maryland's favorite beach town of Ocean City, it's a refreshing change from the souvenir shops and boardwalk stores. See the links and info after the photos.

Berlin Main Street is a thriving and diverse community designated both as a Maryland Main Street Community and an Arts and Entertainment District located just 7 miles from Ocean City.

Fun Fact: 1937 Triple Crown winner War Admiral was owned by Glen Riddle Farm. In 1938, War Admiral raced and lost to Seabiscuit – as seen in the movie “Seabiscuit”. Both horses were descended from Man O’ War, another celebrated racehorse. (via the Town of Berlin website)

It was included in this article "50 Best Small Town Main Streets in America"

The town is host to a variety of fairs and festivals all year long.

Hosting a popular car cruise in May and October.

Jazz festivals, Fiddler's Convention and holiday activities

See the 2018 lineup of events here

Built in 1895, the historic Atlantic Hotel is a beautiful place for lodging, dinning and entertainment.

Find them on Facebook

One of the fascinating places to explore is Town Center Antiques.

They have two locations within the town of Berlin, filled with an endless array of treasures from the past. Find them on Facebook.

The shops of Berlin are filled with creative and unique items, such as this handpainted former church pew for sale.

The Church Mouse Thrift Shop is volunteer-run and benefits the local community.

There are plenty of dining options in Berlin, such as the Blacksmith restaurant.

Rayne's Reef Soda Fountain & Grill, established 1901. They have great burgers and ice cream and it's a good place to grab a bite.

Rayne's Facebook page

The Globe Theater website and Facebook

Berlin Maryland Chamber of Commerce website
The Town of Berlin Maryland on Facebook

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