Sunset Kayak, Onancock Creek, VA

Comments

Please log in to enter comments.
  • Be the first to comment.

Uploaded By: BurnhamInk
5 years ago
Points: 252
Description:

The four older gentlemen on the bench have spun a few fishing yarns in their time. From their perch, they watch boat trailers back down the ramp and kayakers in red life vests preparing to launch into Onancock Creek, which leads for miles out to the Chesapeake Bay.

Boat slips and a deepwater anchorage are filled with sailboats and cruisers from as far as Nova Scotia and Florida. Local folklore holds that Capt. John Smith came up this very creek in 1608, and a revolutionary war hero is buried downtown, though nobody's sure exactly where!

Though small, Onancock (pronounced “o-NAN-cock” by locals), population just 1,500, has much to attract visitors. Eclectic eateries range from Eastern European to local seafood, with a couple of  wine and gourmet shops. There are several Victorian B&Bs and a boutique hotel to lay your head. You can peek inside art galleries to see local artists at work, and locally-owned shops offer intriguing, one-of-a-kind treasures for home, garden, gifts and clothing.

There’s not a chain store in sight in this truly authentic town, where the family-owned pharmacy is located in the oldest bank building on the Eastern Shore, and the hardware store sells nails, local produce, fresh seafood, and muskrat (in season) by the pound. There’s usually a running game of Crazy Eights going on in back.

The retro movie theater shows first-run films and an international film series, while the playhouse stages first-rate theater throughout the year.

Onancock is ‘green’-- all the lodgings are Virginia Green certified, and there’s recycling at the wharf—and ‘pet-friendly,’ with waste bag dispensers around town, decals in the windows of shops that welcome furry friends, and a monthly Yappy Hour during the Second Friday Art Stroll.

Annual events include a hometown Ice Cream Social and Band Concert in the town square, Harborfest in the fall, and a Christmas Homes Tour.

What strikes most visitors about Onancock is the friendliness: there’s no vying for parking spaces, and folks nod in greeting. Grab an ice cream cone and take the historic downtown walking tour that includes a half dozen churches and the Ker Place Historic House. You’ll soon be on a first-name basis with shop owners and artists, a mix of “born-heres” and “come-heres” in this charming waterfront village.

Visit www.onancock.org for more!

 

 

Inappropriate Flag

Flagging notifies the My Budget Travel webmaster of inappropriate content. Please flag any messages that violate the Terms of Service. Please include a short explanation why you're flagging this message. Thank you!

If you believe this content violates the Terms of Service, please write a short description why. Thank you.

Inappropriate Comment Flag

Flagging notifies the My Budget Travel webmaster of inappropriate content. Please flag any messages that violate the Terms of Service. Please include a short explanation why you're flagging this message. Thank you!

Email Friends

Your First Name (optional)

Email Addresses (comma separated)

Import friends

Message to Friends (optional)

Are you human?

Or, you can forward this photo with your own email application.

Terms of Service

Check Prices

mock rpx login link