Upper Eastern Shore: Things To Do

Not sure what else to do when you visit the region? Consider the places listed below as you book your waterman heritage tour.

Educational

  • The Rock Hall Museum - Explore artifacts from a changing bayside town to understand the history of this watermen community. 

  • Tolchester Beach Revisited - Visit remnants of the famed amusement park built at Tolchester Beach in 1877.
  • The Waterman's Museum at Haven Harbour - This museum includes exhibits on oystering, crabbing, and fishing; explore an old shanty house and boats as you experience a bit of watermen's history.

  • Chesapeake Farms- The farm's 3,300 acres are devoted to developing advanced agricultural practices and wildlife management techniques that are environmentally and economically acceptable. 

  • For more museums in the surrounding area, see Kent County's list here.

Recreational

  • Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge - This 2,285 acre island provides habitat for thousands of wintering waterfowl and offers hiking trails, wildlife viewing, and great of the Bay.

  • Rock Hall Public Beach - Visit this busy boating hub while traveling on the Chester River Water Trail, part of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. 

  • Kent County Biking Trails - See what the Chesapeake has to offer by biking along Kent County's flat, lightly traveled roads. 

  • Driving Tour of Rock Hall - Ready for a short road trip? Explore some of the Chesapeake's historic shore towns by car to learn about history, wildlife, and more!

Dining

Lodging

Local Events

Additional Information

Time to Metropolitan Areas:

  • Annapolis: 1 hr 15 min
  • Baltimore: 1 hr 45 min
  • Philadelphia: 1 hr 55 min
  • Washington: 1 hr 55 min
  • Wilmington: 1 hr 25 min

Rock Hall Website