Start Your Culinary Adventure in Kent County, Maryland

Are you searching for a destination to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life? Indulge in some of the best food you’ll ever eat — served by the finest Eastern Shore waterfront restaurants. Shopping in unique stores, antiquing, taking long walks by the water’s edge or along a nature trail may be your desire. Relaxing with that book you have been meaning to read, appreciating the performing arts, sunbathing on the beach, capturing an awesome sunset, birdwatching, or catching glimpses of wildlife, then Kent County, Maryland is the getaway for you.

Kent County, a scenic peninsula on the Chesapeake Bay, is a destination of historic waterfront towns, stretches of low, rolling farmlands, rich heritage, and a food connoisseurs paradise. Less than a two-hour drive from Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, or Northern Virginia, this waterfront haven offers year-round experiences that showcase the beauty of each season. 

Embark on a paddle, sail, or experience a tranquil sunset aboard an evening cruise on the iconic Chesapeake Bay, historic Chester, or Sassafras Rivers. Cycle the calming landscapes along the Chesapeake Country All-American Road Byway in search of historic landmarks and cultural attractions. Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine or fresh seafood catches from the Bay. 

Locally sourced, indigenous delicacies like produce and honey are plentiful. Peruse the Chestertown Farmers & Artisans’ Market every Saturday late April to mid-December to find a collection of area growers. Explore country roads dotted with family-owned farms containing roadside stands with nutrient-rich produce, eggs, and meats.

Foodies will love our wineries and distillery. At Casa Carmen Winery, a boutique winery dedicated to crafting Spanish-influenced wines and Crow Vineyard and Winery, a working farm and charming bed-and-breakfast inn, winemaking is a family tradition. At our resident distillery, Bad Alfred’s Distilling, sip on handcrafted, small-batch brandy, or a local microbrew.  

Whatever your adventure, Kent County culinary traditions are worth traveling for.