Oxford, Maryland, is a pretty little town on the Tred Avon River, 50 mi/80 km southeast of Baltimore. It is a quieter, less-crowded version of St. Michaels, the popular shore town to the north.
Founded in 1683 and once a busy trade center, Oxford is one of Maryland's oldest towns. Bicycling is a popular activity: The town is full of peaceful streets, many of them lined with antiques shops and historic houses. There's a strip of beach along the shore. Stop by the Oxford Custom House (a replica... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2014 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.