Just across the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, Queen Anne’s County is a mecca of small waterfront towns, water activities and thousands of acres at nearly 20 parks.

The county offers charter fishing and boat rentals, kayak rentals, marinas and lots of waterfront parks including Matapeake State Park and Matapeake Beach and Clubhouse, the county’s first public beach. In addition to the sandy beach it offers kayak rentals and a dog swim area.

Tuckahoe State Park with its 60-acre lake offers walking, hiking, fishing and boating. Queenstown Harbor Golf, a nationally acclaimed 36-hole course on the Chester River was rated 4 stars by Golf Digest. Cross Island Trail meanders from Terrapin Park Nature Area to the Kent Narrows, is a 6.5 mile east to west trail for bikes, roller-bladders, joggers and hikers.

When traveling to the Eastern Shore the Chesapeake Exploration Center is a must stop. The visitor center staff there helps visitors discover the many sites to explore in the region. The Center also includes a large and unique exhibit exploring Eastern Shore heritage. “Our Chesapeake Legacy” is an interactive exhibit describing the rich natural environment of the Bay and how that environment helped shape the area’s cultural history over time.

Cities in Queen Anne’s County include: Centreville, Chester, Stevensville, Queenstown

Top Ten Things to Do in Queen Anne’s County

1. Chesapeake Bay Beckons Boaters… canoeing/kayaking etc.
2. Antiques & Distinctive Shops
3. Golf experience
4. land lovers recreation; hiking, biking our award winning Cross Island Trail
5. small town festivals and family fun
6. Self Guided Tours of Historic Sites with Explore our Heritage Guide Map
7. Visit Local Wineries
8. Self Guided Tours of Nature Centers and Natural Areas with our Explore our Great Outdoors Guide Map
9. Eat at one of our Fabulous Seafood Restaurants
10. Geocaching on Maryland’s Beautiful Eastern Shore

Top Ten Things to See in Queen Anne’s County

1. Tour & Explore the visitor center at the Chesapeake Exploration Center including the exhibit “Our Chesapeake Legacy”
2. Take a stroll thru the Kent Narrows to view our one of a kind “Watermans Monument”
3. Browse thru Historic Stevensville to see “Artists at Work” and visit local art galleries
4. Visit and stay in one of our First Class Accommodations
5. Self Guided Tours of Historic Sites with our Explore our Heritage Guide Map
6. Go see a theatrical production at one of our Historic Sites The Church Hill Theatre
7. Visit our Newly Renovated Matapeake Clubhouse & Beach in Stevensville
8. Visit one of unique Historic Train Stations across the County
9. Terrapin Nature Area- A beautiful natural area with photographic views of the Bay and the Bay Bridge
10. Visit our County seat in Centreville to see one of the oldest Courthouses in the state still in continuous use.