Harford County, uniquely situated at the top of the Chesapeake Bay, has an abundance of activities. If you are looking for adventure, creative dining, hiking, biking, and so, so much more – it can be enjoyed here! If you just want to relax, look out over the bay, reflect on history, or enjoy a quiet stroll through one of the top 5 topiary gardens in North America, you can find that here in Harford County, too!
We have more than enough attractions to keep the entire family busy. From fantastic waterfront areas, to art galleries, shops, and eateries, there are plenty of places to explore. We have several museums offering up history from our early beginnings to the importance of our waterways during the historic growth of the United States. Did you know, Havre de Grace in Harford County missed out on being the nation’s capital by one vote? We also feature attractions dedicated to important people from Harford County, including one of the founders of Johns Hopkins.
Enjoy our diverse agriculture, which boasts everything from dairy to produce, as well as a barn quilt trail, an ice cream trail, breweries, and wineries which use local Harford County hops and grapes. A Preakness winner was trained right here at Bonita Farms!
Explore the beautiful trails throughout Harford County in our lovely local and state parks, nature centers, and gorgeous gardens. Choose from eighty-nine county parks and three state parks. Immerse yourself into a variety of wooded, waterfront or sensory trails while seeing and experiencing unique natural features. Outdoor adventures abound.
All throughout Harford County, you will find small boutiques and shops offering a wide selection of great items for you or as a gift. Select your next treasure from items such as jewelry, hats, shoes and bow ties, dress shirts, shorts, original artwork and artisan wares, posters, books, albums, local music, and so much more. If you are looking for something, you should be able to find it right here. And always remember to shop local!
Looking for stunning arts and diverse culture? Harford has that as well. The arts and cultural experiences come in all forms in Harford County. The music scene is alive and well. Live music events range from classical to folk and everything in between. Harford County has an active arts community with galleries offering many different types of artwork. Local artists sell their work at many area restaurants and shops. Whether you are an artist looking for a place to showcase your talent, a collector or a visitor looking to experience our galleries, you are sure to find what you are looking for. Our arts and entertainment districts feature the various galleries where you can support the many local artists in the area, or even create your very own work of art. Harford County also hosts numerous unique festivals throughout the year, from the Maryland BBQ Bash to Garden Glow at Ladew Gardens (be sure to check online for cancellations and/or possible date changes). There is truly something for everyone here.
Harford County is a playground for the whole family. Explore our area’s spectacular landscape, visit a farm or hike one of our many trails. Spend some time at one of our family-friendly museums. For some hands-on fun, visit a pottery studio. Enjoy great food, good people, and plenty to do while in Harford.
Get in the know! Plan your visit and learn more about all the wonderful attractions of Harford County. Visit us at www.visitharford.com for more information.