Located on the eastern shore of Maryland, our landscape is characterized by picturesque waters, small towns, and open spaces. Friendly and welcoming, it’s a fun-loving boater’s paradise with waterfront restaurants, live music, and recreation trails. 

Fresh seafood is a must while visiting! Local oysters are available through the winter and local crabs come into season soon after. Revel in live music on the waterfront while soaking up the landscape and our Chesapeake Bay sunsets at one of our many waterfront restaurants or dock bars!  

Our parks and trails – both land and water – allow easy access to explore our natural areas. Each season brings unique changes to our wildlife and landscape. 

The popular Cross Island Trail and South Island Trail are about 7 miles each and are flat and friendly for all levels of hikers and cyclists offering exceptional views. Some of the highlights include Ferry Point Park and Terrapin Nature Park. 

Explore Queen Anne’s County from the water by booking a boat trip for a sightseeing cruise or a hunting or fishing charter. 

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Tour our craft beverage makers – we have wineries, breweries, and a distillery to visit. From live music to farm animals and cornhole, each place has its own signature atmosphere. 

Did you know that Kent Island in Queen Anne’s County was the site of the first settlement in Maryland? One of the three oldest European settlements in the United States? Visit our historic sites to learn more about local history and Eastern Shore way of life. 

Always check the local events calendar while visiting. The Waterman’s crab basket tree will be lit in December – it’s a must see while visiting in the winter. 

Download the Visit Queen Anne’s County app for tours. Start planning your trip and grab a copy of our Visitors Guide at visitqueenannes.com/visitors-guide