Wicomico County Weekend Getaway View All ItinerariesPemberton Park / Photo by Josephine Noonan Relax and explore during a trip to Wicomico County, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Enjoy a slower pace of life in our rural environment, and plenty of outdoor space, with more than 1,500 acres of parks and trails and 1,000 miles of waterways. Wicomico County is about a two-hour drive from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and about two-and-a-half hours from Philadelphia and Norfolk. Day 1 After your drive to Wicomico County, stretch your legs with a walk on the trails of Pemberton Historical Park (5561 Plantation Lane, Salisbury). The park offers 4.5 miles of nature trails along which hikers can experience woods, meadows, wetlands and views of the Wicomico River. The trails have roots, but the terrain is flat. The sun sets over Brew River, near Downtown Salisbury / Photo by Tony Weeg Once you’ve worked up an appetite for lunch, head to Downtown Salisbury, where you have an array of cuisine options to choose from, including pizza, sushi, oysters and sandwiches. Several restaurants offer outdoor dining options, including along the Wicomico River. Downtown Salisbury also offers specialty stores, if you’d like to get some shopping in. Free parking is available for two hours at 100 Circle Ave., Salisbury. Next, head to the nearby Salisbury Zoo (755 S. Park Drive, Salisbury), where you can walk around the beautiful grounds and see animals including Andean bears, bison, flamingoes and more. Admission is free. (The Salisbury Zoo is temporarily only open Fridays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m.) A peacock is shown at the Salisbury Zoo. / Photo by John Blough. Drive about 20 minutes to Bordeleau Vineyards & Winery (3155 Noble Farm Road, Eden), where you can taste red, white and fruit wines in a beautiful setting along the Wicomico River. The vineyards and winery have been around for more than a decade, and the wines have won numerous awards over the years. Enjoy dinner at one of Wicomico County’s breweries. Evolution Craft Brewing Co. and its Public House are located in Salisbury (201 E. Vine St.) and Tall Tales Brewing Co. is located not far away in Parsonsburg (6929 Heron Grove Court). Both have large areas for outdoor seating. Be sure to bring a designated driver or get a safe ride. Taxi services can be found here, and Lyft and Uber also serve our area. From traditional hotels to bed and breakfasts and campgrounds, we have a variety of accommodations to choose from in Wicomico County. Check out this list to see what best suits your needs. Day 2 Have breakfast at your hotel or a local restaurant, and then head out for another walk, this time at Parsons Cemetery (912 N. Division St., Salisbury). Spend some time exploring the scenic grounds that are home to more than 13,000 graves. Learn about Salisbury’s history and take in the waterfront views. Visit the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art (909 S. Schumaker Drive, Salisbury) and explore the world’s largest collection of decoys, along with other exhibits, at this unique attraction. (Temporary hours are Wednesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., with special hours for seniors and vulnerable populations from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday-Friday.) The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art has the largest public collection of decoys. / Photo by Kim Corkran. Next up is lunch. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re likely to find it in Wicomico County. Check out some local options on our website. Take a tour of Poplar Hill Mansion (117 Elizabeth St., Salisbury) and learn about the oldest home in the City of Salisbury, built in the early 1800s, along with what life was like during that time. Tours are free on Sundays from 1-4 p.m. and can be arranged on other days by appointment for $5/person. Even for the Sunday tours, appointments are still recommended because of limited capacity in the building; call 410-749-1776 or email email@example.com. On your way home, bring a taste of Wicomico County with you by stopping at a farm market for local fruits, veggies and gifts. There are several located along Route 50, with markets also located in other areas of the county. Visit the Wicomico County Tourism website at www.WicomicoTourism.org for more ideas, so you can edit this itinerary to suit your interests. Our Welcome Center is temporarily closed due to COVID-19. If you need assistance planning your trip or have questions, please contact Marketing and Public Relations Manager Vanessa Junkin at firstname.lastname@example.org.