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Petite Maerin Cottage

Near the Sea, We Forget to Count the Days
The Cottage
About Smith Island
Rates & Information
Things to Do and See
What is "Maerin"
Getting There
Things to Do and See




Visit the Smith Island Heritage Center Museumto immerse yourself in the island history and way of life.














Stroll the harbor and watch the waterman plying the waters for the delicious blue crab.








Kayak the local channels and explore uninhabited island on color coded marked trails. Bring your kayaks on the ferry or contact Crisfield Canoe and Kayak Rentals for rental and delivery information.



















Enjoy the world's best crab cake at Ruke's Crab Shanty and buy a famous Smith Island Cake.













Bicycle between the communities of Ewell and Rhodes Point. Bring your own bike or rent one. Bicycles rent for $10.00 per day per bicycle.


















Bird watching: The island is a bird watcher's paradise. The 4000 acre Martin Wildlife Refuge is home to the great blue herons, snowy egrets , night herons, wild swans and the largest bald eagle population in the country. Bring your binoculars.


Hire a local waterman to take you to see the baby pelicans, to the other village of Tylerton, and to explore the amazing marshes.