By Victoria Gill
This is simply answered: we make our own fun. But there is more to do here than you think.
Chestertown takes pride in its Saturday morning farmers market. In rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to noon, farmers journey to Fountain Park to sell a variety of locally-grown fruits and vegetables, baked goods, and work by artisans and craftsmen.
The farmers market beats having to trek to ACME or Redner’s, because the produce is picked when ripe and provides an enhanced taste, texture, and fragrance.
According to the Chestertown farmers market website, “Shopping at the Farmers Market benefits the local farmer and strengthens your local community.”
While downtown, check out the independent businesses that are open. Many offer student discounts with student ID.
Chestertown is famous for its geographical location on the Eastern Shore. Located on the Chester River and close to the Eastern Neck Wildlife Reserve in Rock Hall, Maryand, there is plenty of nature to explore. There are also beaches in Rock Hall and Betterton. Explore the greater outdoors if you are a fan of wildlife and foliage.
Down by the water is the newly renovated restaurant, 98 Cannon, Wilmer Park, the Lelia Hynson Pavilion, and the Hodson Boathouse.
According to the WC website, “The Chester River is an essential part of Chestertown, and WC students have taken advantage of the unique opportunities it offers, from developing competitive varsity programs in rowing and sailing and club sport programs for waterskiing and wakeboarding, to learning to sail in class and enjoying recreational activities.”
Students, faculty, and staff are invited to take advantage of free services with public sails boats, kayaks, paddles, and canoes. These activities and water gear are hosted and provided by the Sultana Project, Inc.
To use boathouse equipment, students are required to pass a swim test at the Casey Swim Center.
Take a walk and see every corner of the historic town to see the different styles of houses and find hidden gems tucked among them.
If leaving campus is not an ideal option, there are many student-sponsored events. These include sporting events, tailgates, free shuttle trips, festivals and events hosted by the Student Events Board.
“I think it’s important to attend the events SEB puts on for our student population because as students we work endlessly to make sure that their experience here doesn’t just revolve around social life inside of their dorms,” said senior Paris Mercier, a member of the Student Events Board.
“We believe that experience is everything, so we thrive and continually reach to create an experience that ties those social connections closer together,” she said.
SEB events provide the opportunity to go out with a group of friends and bond, or make new friends.
Get outside and go make your own fun and you will get the chance to learn more about the town and yourself.