Fall In Love With The County of Kent

Many describe the shores of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries as breathtaking and relaxing, for there is something that touches the human senses when water abounds. Maryland’s smallest county, the County of Kent, is less than a four-hour drive from New York City and is a perfect example of how a getaway destination is able to release stress from our body and minds.

Enjoy the peace and beauty, but be ready to have fun, for this quaint countryside is host to hundreds of events and abounds with many attractions, recreational activities, local fresh foods, natural history, shopping and world-class performances.

If you’re looking for outdoor adventure simply head to one of the dozens of marinas to sail, cruise and fish. For a more tranquil experience the calm rivers and creeks are perfect for paddling and are surrounded by breathtaking scenery. On land there are plenty of ways to take in the area’s natural beauty as well. Bike along one of Kent’s winding country roads — you may even find yourself on the Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway.

Undoubtedly, this outdoor exercise will work up an appetite, but not to worry, there are plenty of ways to eliminate those hunger pains in one of the County’s historic towns and villages. Visit Chestertown, Rock Hall, Galena, Millington, Betterton, Fairlee, Kennedyville and Georgetown and shop the whimsical stores, antique shops and boutiques. The art galleries in Chestertown’s Arts & Entertainment District are particularly unique and you can even show at the Garfield Center for the Arts.

Whether cycling, bird watching, getting out on the water, taking a nature walk on one of Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge’s trails, exploring history, enjoying a wine tasting or having fun at one of the many events, you will fall in love with this very special Chesapeake Bay region called the County of Kent. For more details, visit kentcounty.com.