The Best of Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore on the Chesapeake Bay

Many describe the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries as breathtaking and relaxing, for there is something that touches the senses when water abounds. Maryland’s smallest County of Kent, a charming peninsula, is a perfect example of how a getaway destination is able to release stress from our body and minds. The peaceful vistas and beautiful landscape of rolling hills, farms, vineyards and open space reminds us of a time past, when life was simpler.

Enjoy the peace and beauty, but be ready to have fun, for this quaint countryside is host to hundreds of events and flourishes with many attractions, recreational activities, local fresh foods, natural history, shopping, musical and world-class performances.

If you’re looking for outdoor adventure, simply head to one of the dozens of marinas to sail, cruise and fish. For a more tranquil experience, the calm rivers and creeks are perfect for paddling and are surrounded by breathtaking scenery. On land there are plenty of ways to take in the area’s natural beauty as well. Bike along one of Kent’s winding country roads — you may even find yourself on the Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway.

There are plenty of restaurants and lodging accommodations for all tastes and desires. Visit Historic Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Betterton, Millington, Kennedyville and Georgetown, and shop the whimsical stores, antique shops, boutiques, and art galleries. You can even take in a show at the Garfield Center in Chestertown, or the Mainstay in Rock Hall.

Whether cycling, bird watching, getting out on the water, taking a nature walk on one of Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge’s trails, exploring history, touring or having fun at one of the many events, you will fall in love with this very special Chesapeake Bay region called Kent County.