After hanging in Deal Island for a few days doing pretty much nothing, we were stir crazy and ventured out to the small historic town of Pocomoke City just 30 minutes away.
It is definitely small, but full of charm. An old downtown area was neat to look at, but we were hoping to get lunch there but no restaurants except a pizza place was still in business :( Apparently there were two nice places with lots of personality right in downtown that just recently closed their doors.
I stopped at the tourist information center and she did direct me to a restaurant just a few miles down the road. The place was called the Upper Deck. An older restaurant with good ambiance that served good affordable food, mainly seafood. I had a crab cake slider and a cup of the best cream of crab soup I have had since visiting Maryland. Sharon chose the shrimp salad “deck-wich” and a cup of the Maryland Crab soup. Both were good but nothing too spectacular, but well worth the price. Overall it is a above-average seafood joint for the amount you pay in our opinion.
Sharon and Nora on the boardwalk section of the Cypress Park Nature Trail.
There were really only 2 things to do in the town actually. The Discovery Center being the main attraction, boosting the largest aquarium on the Delmarva Peninsula. However not wanting to spend $20 to check it out, we opted for the nature trail at Cypress Park. It was a great 2 mile or so stroll, part smooth pine needle path and elevated boardwalk meandering through a swamp like forest. Very relaxing and very pretty if you want a quick jaunt through nature. It starts out at the Pocomoke River pier with large sailboats and the drawbridge in the background, so it is quite scenic.
With only being a mile off the main route through the Eastern Shore it is a great stop-off, but not enough to spend a whole day at.
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