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