With abundant waterways, unique shops and museums, excellent restaurants, natural parks and a calendar filled with interesting festivals and activities, Calvert County has earned its nickname “Charm of the Chesapeake.”

Attractions include Cove Point Lighthouse, Calvert Marine Museum and Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum. For nature lovers there’s the Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, a 100-acre ecological sanctuary including the northernmost naturally occurring stand of bald cypress trees in America and Calvert Cliffs State Park offering fishing, hiking and horse paths.

There’s also several beaches in Chesapeake Beach, Lusby, including Calvert Cliffs and Flags Pond Nature Park and North Beach. Play a round of golf at two championship golf courses; Chesapeake Hills Golf Club and Twin Shields Golf Club.

Calvert is home to five wineries, more than a half a dozen spas and many antique and art galleries. Enjoy festivals like the annual Calvert County Jousting Tournament in Port Republic held each August! Now in its 43rd year.

Discover amazing adventure and unspoiled beauty here on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.

Top Ten Things to Do in Calvert County

1. American Chestnut Land Trust
2. Annmarie Garden Sculpture Park & Arts Center
3. Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary
4. Bayside History Museum
5. Calvert Cliffs State Park
6. Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum
7. Calvert Marine Museum
8. Flag Ponds Nature Park
9. Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
10. Kings Landing Park