Petit​e Maerin Cottage

Visit the Smith Island Heritage Center Museum to im​merse yourself in the island history and way of life.

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

Kayak the local channels and explore the uninhabited island on color-coded marked trails. Bring your kayaks on the ferry or contact Crisfield Kayak and Canoe Rentals Call 443-783-2486 or contact

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.

Near the Sea, We Forget to Count the Days

Bicycle between the communities of Ewell and Rhodes Point. Bring your own bike or rent one.  The Cottage has two Beach Bikes available for use