The Easter Bunny is laying eggs all over Pemberton Historical Park! Hop on over to Wicomico Recreation's Annual Eggstravaganza event. Activities include an egg hunt, crafts, egg toss, bunny hop, egg dyeing and more. Mark your calendars for this EGG-cellent time!
For many years, riders from all over the region have enjoyed the West Wicomico Heritage Ride and helped to preserve our Eastern Shore heritage. This bike tour of western Wicomico County takes riders across 300 years of Maryland history. Begin your day at Pemberton Historical Park, named for Pemberton Hall, a plantation home built in 1741 by Isaac Handy, one of the founders of the city of Salisbury. From there, explore such towns as the scenic riverfront community of Whitehaven, with the United Methodist Church (1891-1892), Whitehaven Hotel (1810) and Ferry (1685). Discover the historic communities of Hebron and Quantico hold too, as well as Bivalve's beautiful Cedar Hill Marina.
Additional Information: Helmets are required. Choose from a 32, 50 or 62 mile ride. Riders receive a T-shirt, map and cue sheet upon check-in. Rest areas are conveniently placed throughout your tour complete with sports drinks, iced water and healthy snacks to fuel your journey. SAG service is available as well. End your memorable day back at Pemberton Historical Park for an outdoor picnic and live music until 2:30 p.m. Beer will be available for purchase (valid ID required).
Proceeds of the tour go directly to historic preservation and education. Pemberton Historical Park's goal is to rebuild many of the plantation's outbuildings and become a working 18th century plantation. The Whitehaven Heritage Association has used the proceeds to restore the 1886 Whitehaven Schoolhouse and gather artifacts and records of the village history. It is raising funds to rebuild the village church steeple to its original height (it was destroyed by Hurricane Hazel in 1954).
Eastern Shore hospitality is evident in the many types of hotels, bed & breakfasts and other accommodations in Wicomico County. Click here to explore our accommodations.
Before you gear up for your big Thanksgiving feast, come run the Turkey Trek 5K along Pemberton Historical Park's beautiful nature trails in Salisbury Maryland. The race winds through Pemberton Park's forests, meadows and wetlands. The course is mostly flat, with one or two small hills. Participants can enjoy healthy refreshments as well as pie and ice cream afterwards (it is Thanksgiving after all)!
All proceeds from the race will go directly towards Pemberton Historical Park's environmental education programs. Thank you for your support of the Park.