Re: Oxford, MD
As mentioned, Oxford is very walkable. In June, spent a night at Mears. Nice enough marina but the showers are barely adequate. Had a very good dinner at the Robert Marina inn sitting outside. The inside is heavy wood, pretty dark.
In the past we've rented bikes in Oxford and taken them on the ferry over to St. Michaels. As I recall, it's about a two mile bike ride into St. Mikes.
Overall, Oxford id a very nice town to visit. Not as busy as St. Michaels.
When coming from the Bay into Kent Narrows, make sure you hug the starboard side. We strayed to the port and ran aground. We draw 4'11". No problem motoring off. We usually use our horn to request the bridge opening.