Easton is the county seat of Talbot County, Maryland, a watery and largely rural enclave on Maryland's Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay. The town abounds in shade trees, lush landscaping, flowers, brick sidewalks and welcoming front porches. Much of the county's land is agricultural, so you can quickly be surrounded by fields and forest just outside town.
Easton's authentic and well-tended downtown includes the Tidewater Inn, boutiques, galleries, restaurants and shady pocket parks. the Academy Art Museum houses its own collection, touring exhibits, studio and performance space. The restored, Art Deco-style Avalon Theater features live entertainment. The Talbot County Free Library offers an extensive program. You can indulge the grandkids at the locally owned toy and bookstore or visit the town's playground.