Maryland, one of the smallest states in the country, packs a diverse punch. Bordering our nation’s capital, Maryland offers a trove of history with landmarks like Fort McHenry, the Babe Ruth House, Mount Vernon and it’s even the birthplace of our national anthem. The mountains in the west provide a great skiing destination in the winter and awesome white water rafting adventures in the summer. On the shores on the East Coast, the once sleepy fishing town of Ocean City is now a family vacation hot spot. We visited our friends at Vernon Powell Shoe store, just west from Ocean City to experience Maryland and the quaint town of Salisbury.
Family owned and operated, Vernon Powell was established in Salisbury, MD 80 years ago. VP offers a wide selection of athletic, casual, comfort and dress footwear, along with beautiful accessories, jewelry, adorable children’s items and a lovely selection of gifts, but it’s not about the product’s offered at Vernon Powell, it’s about the people! The staff prides themselves in customer service, and building lasting relationships. It’s an effort that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the consumer. Shoe shopping is so much more than finding a stylish pair and Ann, a Pedorthist who has been with Vernon Powell for 17 years, knows the importance of finding the right shoe fit. Ann, along with 3 other Pedorthist’s on staff, have studied anatomy, biomechanics and realignment, ensuring you walk out of Vernon Powell with the perfect shoes for any foot, joint or lower limb ailment. The staff at Vernon Powell knows you won’t walk away disappointed. They take time and make sure your needs are met and will send you off with a smile and a dinner recommendation!
When you’re finished shipping at Vernon Powell, there is plenty to do in Salisbury and the surrounding areas. Fratelli’s Italian restaurant whips up an authentic Maryland crabcake, one of the best by local standards, winning best crab cake in Salisbury 10 years in a row! The nearby island of Assateague is a whimsical beach where wild horses roam. It’s safe to visit, camp and swim, just don’t feed the ponies! In Ocean City, Trasher’s Frech Fries and Dumser’s Ice Cream are a staple for any visitor. And of course, you can’t leave Maryland without a fresh squeezed Orange Crush found at bars like Brew River Dock Bar, Seacrets, Fager’s Island or Harborside Bar & Grill.