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Southern Maryland Water Trails

Find out more about paddling throughout Southern Maryland...

Southern Maryland Lighthouses

Find out more about the rich history of Southern Maryland through our lighthouses...

Southern Maryland Wineries

Find out more about the many wineries throughout Southern Maryland...

Shaped by the Chesapeake Bay and its mighty tributaries, the Patuxent and Potomac Rivers, Maryland’s verdant peninsula has fostered a traditional lifestyle anchored in the natural bounty of the Tidewater.

Southern Maryland boasts a thousand miles of shoreline with fossil-laden cliffs, quiet tidal inlets and sandy beaches. The result of this unique geography is a maritime heritage of skipjacks, steamboats and lighthouses, a network of scenic byways joining resort towns and picturesque fishing communities and an abundance of state and national parks offering a diverse variety of water-based recreational activities.


Calvert County
This relaxing waterside community minutes south of Washington, D.C., features the best of the Chesapeake Bay lifestyle. With pristine waterways and natural parks, unique attractions and a calendar filled with interesting events and activities, Calvert County is truly the “Charm of the Chesapeake." Catch our drift.

Charles County
Beautiful water trails, secluded parks, historic sites, scenic byways, unique shops and waterfront restaurants await your visit. Enjoy hiking, biking and bird watching on our new 13-mile rail trail or take in a game or special event at our new award winning minor league baseball stadium.

St. Mary’s County
Maryland begins here! For over 350 years, Maryland’s first colony has been welcoming adventurers! Discover a 17th-century “city,” climb to the top of a Potomac River lighthouse, get lost in a Tidewater sunset. Shop and dine in historic Leonardtown or take a crab feast cruise on the Chesapeake Bay.