Welcome to Ferryland
Ferryland, one of North America's earliest settlements, dates to 1621, when Sir George Calvert established the Colony of Avalon and figured the winters here weren't too bad. A few Newfoundland seasons of ice and snow later and he was scurrying for Maryland, where he eventually became the first Lord Baltimore. Other English families arrived later and maintained the colony despite it being razed by the Dutch in 1673 and the French in 1696. These days, Ferryland and surrounding communities make the most of showcasing both the history and arts of the region.