Sisters, Berlin, MD

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During our Thanksgiving camping stay at Island Resort Campground, we visited the town of Berlin, MD.  While leaving The Maryland Wine Bar, and heading back to our car, we stumbled across Sisters.  We did not find Sisters listed on or (two of our biggest resources for dog friendly places), but we decided it couldn’t hurt to ask.  Brian went inside while I held Cello and Hooch outside.  He came out giving me the “thumbs-up,” so in we went!

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This was THE coolest place!  It was a gift shop, and a wine bar all in one!  They had comfy couches where we enjoyed a glass of wine.

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We very much enjoyed our time at Sisters!

The Maryland Wine Bar, Berlin, MD

While visiting the town of Berlin during our Thanksgiving camping stay at Island Resort Campground, we visited The Maryland Wine Bar in Berlin, MD.

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This cozy place allows dogs to come inside!

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The wine was tasty, staff was so friendly, and the atmosphere so festive and cozy – – we could have spend the whole day here!

America’s Coolest Small Town: Berlin, MD

Named America’s Coolest Small Town in 2014, the town of Berlin, MD surely lived up to it’s name.

This town has many, many cool features, one being that the movie Runaway Bride was filmed here!

Berlin is also home to the historic 1895 Atlantic Hotel:

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This town has unique shops, antique stores, wonderful architectural, and some great eateries and wine bars.


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Cello and Hooch enjoyed walking among the shoppers her in town.  Be sure to visit Berlin, America’s Coolest Small Town!

Costa Ventosa Winery and Vineyard, Whaleyville, MD

During our Thanksgiving camping stay at Island Resort Campground, we visited Costa Ventosa Winery and Vineyard.

Why? You guessed it – they are dog friendly, and the pups are allowed inside the tasting room!

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Cello is a regular wino and was not shy about heading to the bar with her Pop!unnamed (27)

We very much enjoyed the wine here!

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Hooch was so well-behaved at his first winery tasting room visit!
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Burley Oak Brewery, Berlin, MD

During our Thanksgiving Day camping stay at Island Resort Campground, we visited Burley Oak Brewery in Berlin, MD.

Dogs are allowed inside this brewery!

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This was Hooch’s first visit to a Brewery, and he was very well behaved!

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We very much enjoyed our beer and the atmosphere here!  Brian tried the Rude Boy, and I tried the Sorry Chicky!

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The staff was friendly, and the beer was good…and best of all, the brewery is dog friendly!  A must-visit if you are ever in this area!

Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe, Ocean City, MD

During our Thanksgiving camping stay at Island Resort Campground, we decided to visit some breweries and wineries.  But first, we stopped at Fractured Prune Donut Shoppe in Ocean City, Maryland.


 If you have never had one of these donuts, you are definitely missing out!  Dogs are not allowed inside this donut shop, but you can go in, and order your donut, and eat outside with your pup.  They have THE most delicious donuts and so many flavors to choose from!


I chose the Morning Buzz and Brian chose the French Toast… YUM!!! DSC01599

Island Resort Campground, Newark, MD


This Thanksgiving, we camped at Island Resort Campground in Newark, Maryland.


We didn’t deep fry a turkey like we did last year, but we had just as good of a time, if not better!

Our campsite #82


View from our campsite:



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Cello and Hooch were VERY interested in all the ducks and geese on the lake!

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We had an awesome sunset each night as well!

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This campground was super-clean, and the campground staff couldn’t have been nicer!