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Endless Outdoor Fun in St. Mary’s

Endless Outdoor Fun in St. Mary’s

St. Mary's County

Whether you want to paddle a quiet marshland or hike a rugged lakeside trail, choose to chase a big catch on a charter boat, or hang your hammock at the beach and just catch the breeze, your choices are plentiful in St. Mary’s, Maryland. 

Explore by Land

Play a round of disc golf at Lexington Manor Park or pick strawberries and take in river views at Southern Comfort Berry Farm. Hike through forests, wetlands, and even the beach at Greenwell State Park!

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Load up your bikes and enjoy a pedaling paradise. Extra wide shoulders, built to accommodate Amish buggies, make St. Mary’s ideal for cycling recreation. Whether you want to outpace your bicycle club on a two-day tour or you’re seeking a fun getaway with your biking buddies, you’ll find the routes, restaurants, lodging, and attractions to make your cycling excursion unforgettable. 

Explore by Water

Fish the day away at Wicomico Shores Pier or hunt for shark teeth and sea glass at Elm’s Beach. Kayak past a historic lighthouse on the Piney Point Creek Loop Trail or practice balance while paddleboarding on Breton Bay.

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Come aboard with Fish the Bay Charters for two distinct experiences on the water. Embark on a hands-on Waterman Heritage Tour where kids and kids at heart try oyster tonging and crabbing while local legend Captain Phil Langley shares fascinating stories about the history and ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. Or, end your day with a perfect view of what makes this place so magical on a two-hour Sunset Cruise.

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Make it a full day on the Bay traveling by ferry with Smith Island Cruises to experience the culture and cuisine of a historic island. Explore by foot or by golf cart, visit the Cultural Center, dine on fresh seafood, and don’t forget to have a slice of their namesake cake!

Soar to New Heights

See St. Mary’s from a new perspective as you chart your course for fun! Soar to new heights with Ready Nine & Southern Maryland Seaplanes. Capture scenic views on a sightseeing tour or gain specialized flight instruction in seaplane and tailwheel aircraft.   

Here for the Beach?

You pack the sunscreen; St. Mary’s provides the sandy shoreline! Enjoy fun in the sun at one of many public access beaches or book a beachfront vacation rental.

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Build sandcastles and swim at Elm’s Beach, take a hike along the water at Myrtle Point, or soak in the peaceful atmosphere at Snow Hill.


Take your family from screen time to tree time and make memories together at one of these great campsites:

  • Book a campsite on the beach or stay in a waterfront cottage at Camp Merryelande on St. George Island. 
  • Park your camper or put up a tent at Take It Easy Campground in Callaway. Take a dip in the pool (open seasonally) after a day spent exploring.
  • Fish for your dinner on the dock at Seaside View Campground in Ridge.


Pack your clubs and get out on the greens! Blame the fantastic water views if your score isn’t up to par on the 18 holes at Wicomico Shores or Breton Bay Golf and Country Club.


Lush forests, abundant waterways, significant historical sites, and charming small towns await you in St. Mary’s County. Whether you’re relaxing by the waterside, perusing shops, galleries & museums, dining on fresh seafood, or adventuring in the outdoors, you’re sure to find your version of paradise in Maryland’s Original Destination! 

Feature Photo Credit: Visit St. Mary’s, Maryland

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