Things To Do In Essex


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  • Kim's Krypt
    Kim Yates's passion for the macabre spawned from a 1973 ride through the Haunted Mansion at Disney World, after which the child collected props and crafted monsters for her parents' front porch. Over the next several decades, Kim channeled her energy into drumming for a Baltimore metal band and building a sprawling Halloween attraction in her front yard and then watching it blossom into a full-scale haunted house in 1994. Despite various relocations, her indoor haunt has been growing ever since. Featured in the Baltimore Sun, Kim?s Krypt sets Charm City teeth chattering with 25- to 30-minute adventures teeming with unexpected spooks and surprises in a show that adds new scenes annually. A terror-ridden tradition for more than 21 years, the indoor haunt invites brave patrons to test their nerve against killer clowns soliciting screams, zombies seeking fresh flesh, and blood-spattered apparitions recklessly searching for change for a $20 bill. Staffers fortify patrons for their harrowing journey with a range of concession fare as they converse at the covered waiting area after receiving their first shock of the night in the form of free parking. A force of uniformed and plainclothes police officers patrol the building to ensure visitors scare in safety.
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    431 Eastern Blvd.
    Essex, MD US
  • Baltimore County Sailing Center
    Unless noted, all camp sessions run Monday–Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Campers must be between 8 to 16 years old and have some swimming ability.
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    2200 Rocky Point Road
    Essex, MD US
  • Portside Pub
    Grab some friends and head on over to Portside Pub for great pub grub. If you want a dainty meal, go elsewhere. If you want a craveworthy dish, get to Portside Pub. Find time to peruse the wine list here — Portside Pub offers a variety of drink options. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Put on your dancing shoes! The restaurant provides plenty of space for those who love to boogie. Good luck spotting a suit and tie at Portside Pub — casually-dressed diners are the norm here. Catering services are also available. You can also grab your food to go. Portside Pub is located in a prime location where street parking is always readily available. Travel by bike to Portside Pub and store your bike at a nearby rack. Thrifty diners will love the reasonable prices here as well, with a meal usually costing less than $15.
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    11 Margaret Ave
    Essex, MD US
  • Marshy Point Nature Center
    The Marshy Point Nature Center is enshrouded in nearly 3,000 acres of natural terrain from the combined Marshy Point Park and neighboring federal land. In this emerald oasis, a variety of wildlife including Barred Owls, Bald Eagles, and Red Fox make their home amongst the three miles of wooded trails and ponds. Hikers and birdwatchers can gather to see these creatures in their natural habitats or take a canoe out to the middle of the Dundee Creek and practice walking back to shore. Throughout the year, the Marshy Point Nature Center also runs activities including a spring festival with a muddy obstacle course and the Popsicle Plunge, which immerses swimmers into the Chesapeake Bay for the sake of charity or really sweaty tendencies.
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    2200 Rocky Point Rd.
    Essex, MD US

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