Attractions

State Park in Solomons Island & Calvert County

Calvert Cliffs State Park

In Southern Maryland, skinny Calvert County scratches at the Chesapeake Bay and the Patuxent River. This is a gentle landscape ('user-friendly' as a local ranger puts it) of low-lying forests, estuarine marshes and …
Museum in Leonardtown & St Mary's County

Historic St Mary's City

In the 1600s, St Mary's City was a busy port and served as the state's first capital. Today, the spot is a living history museum romantically positioned among the surrounding forests, fields and farmlands along the …
State Park in Leonardtown & St Mary's County

Point Lookout State Park

The western shore of Maryland – that is, the western peninsula created by Chesapeake Bay – terminates here, in a preserved space of lagoons, pine woods and marshes managed by Point Lookout State Park. There's a play…
Church in La Plata & Charles County

St Ignatius Church

On a gentle slope overlooking the Potomac River is St Ignatius Church, which hosts the oldest continuously active Catholic parish in the country. The church itself has a lovely exterior profile. If you visit, you ca…
State Park in La Plata & Charles County

Smallwood State Park

Sits between Potomac and Mattawoman Creeks. There are a few very easy nature trails that run through local hardwood forests, and the Retreat House, a restored tidewater plantation and tobacco barn; these historic pr…
Park in La Plata & Charles County

Piscataway Park

A small satellite of the National Park System that consists of nature trails, boardwalks over freshwater wetlands, views of the Potomac River, and the National Colonial Farm, a living history museum that recreates a…
Waterfront in Leonardtown & St Mary's County

Leonardtown Wharf Park

Stretch your legs by the waterfront and admire the large compass rose design at the wharf. There's a small playground, and you can rent kayaks and stand-up paddleboards here Thursdays through Sundays ($35 for three …
Market in Leonardtown & St Mary's County

North St Mary’s County Farmers Market

If you'd like to interact with the Mechanicsville Amish, the easiest way is at the North St Mary's County Farmers Market, where local Amish farming families sell produce and crafts. Next to the Charlotte Hall Librar…
Historic Building in Leonardtown & St Mary's County

Old Jail Museum & Visitor Center

Completed in 1876, this small jail replaced the 1858 jail – which which was apparently quite easy to escape. The Old Jail is two stories and the cells were on the 2nd floor. The jailor and his family lived on the 1s…