Growing up on the eastern shore of Maryland, I was surrounded by the rivers that would eventually shape my life passions. From my early memories crabbing on the Wye River with my dad, to planting sea grasses for the Bay Foundation as a summer job during high school, to meeting my husband on a water-skiing double date, and later teaching our sons and now our granddaughter how to fish, the rivers are the nucleus of my life.
Although my career took me in a different direction, my husband and I have shared a passion of refurbishing older boats to bring back the luster of the teak, repainting faded hulls, and restoring galleys and berths. We always had the same goal in mind, to enjoy it and share with our family and friends, all types of boating from sailing, watersports, fishing, crabbing, etc. Then find the right boat owner who would “fall in love” with these beauties then continue to charter the waterways at the helm. To date, we have refurbished fifteen boats over the past twenty years.
My vision and dream when retiring has been to move this passion into a retail store, hence River Living was born. Shoppers will find in this store a mixture of locally sourced home decor, art, woodworking, and repurposed nautical items. You will also find what any good boat house should have, a selection of marine supplies. River Living is also proud to bring you a line of fishing rods and tackle that is target specific for this area. Being located just 2 blocks from the Chester River, I hope you find River Living a representation of living the river life on Maryland’s eastern shore! Patsy Coleman, Proprietor
Every month River Living will host monthly Spotlight Events in the store for local or regional craftspeople, authors, photographers, non-profits, etc. These Spotlight Events will allow our shoppers to meet and greet, and learn more. We will post upcoming Spotlight Events on our website and within the store.
Friday, April 7 – Chestertown Main Street’s First Friday – 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
River Living is excited to kick off our first Main Street Chestertown First Friday! Please make sure to stop by the store and check out our new spring inventory of apparel, home decor, and outdoor living. Also,we are hosting a meet and greet with your Chester Riverkeeper — Annie Richards. Annie works at ShoreRivers, a local non profit that protects and restores Eastern Shore waterways through science based advocacy, education, and restoration. Chat with Annie about all things Chester, and learn more about ShoreRivers’ upcoming State of the Rivers series, where their Riverkeepers will share 2022 tidal water quality data, discuss current threats our waterways face, and highlight opportunities to make a difference for local water quality.
107 South Cross Street
Chestertown, MD 21620
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Wednesday – Saturday 10AM to 5PM
Sunday – 11AM to 4PM