Bridge Closing - MD 213 Over Sassafras River:
Cleaning and painting of the MD 213 drawspan over Sassafras River (at the Kent/Cecil county line) will begin September 19. A public meeting for this project was held on June 11; Visit the SHA website  for the meeting flyer containing project and detour information.

 

Challenging Bike Routes in Kent County

 

Rock Hall Ramble (50Mi) | Historic County Loop (81Mi) | Pump House Primer (82)

Rock Hall Ramble

This 50-mile ride is a kind of "sea to summit" tour, covering the ground between the Kent County seat and Rock Hall. It passes several fascinating sites, including Old St. Paul's, the oldest surviving Anglican Church on the Eastern Shore; and Chesapeake Farms, the DuPont Company's agricultural research center. It also offers the shops and restaurants of Rock Hall, as well as stops and facilities at Tolchester Marina at the end of Route 21 and at the store on Route 20 in Fairlee.

Mileage
Direction
Route
0.0
Go south on Rte 213
from Washington College
0.5
Turn right
Cross Street
2.0
Pass
CRYCC
4.8
Turn right at Pomona Store
Pomona-Lankford Rd
6.3
Turn right
Lankford-Pomona Rd
8.2
Cross
Broad Neck Rd
10.6
Pass
Old St. Paul's
10.8
Pass
Chesapeake Farms
11.5
Turn left
Route 20
15.5
Turn left
Main St. (Rte 445)
15.6
Turn right
Sharp Street
or
Continue south
Route 445
31.4
Cross
Route 20
37.2
Turn left
Route 21
38.2
Arrive
Chesapeake Bay
 
Return
Continue north on Route 445
39.1
Turn left
Bay Shore Road
43.3
Turn right
Route 298
 
Continue
Through Fairlee
43.7
Turn left
Route 20
48.7
Turn left
Route 291
49.3
Turn left
Route 213
49.7
Arrive
Washington College

 


 

Historic County Loop

This tour is 81 miles long, so our sketch map is sketchier. Much of the route, however, is covered by other, shorter routes for which there are more detailed maps. This is a real "challenging ride," but traverses some beautiful countryside and offers several views of the Chesapeake Bay.

Mileage
Direction
Route
0.0
Go south on Rte 213
from Washington College
0.5
Turn right
Cross Street
2.0
Pass
CRYCC
4.8
Turn left at Pomona Store
Pomona-Lankford Rd
6.3
Turn left
Lankford-Pomona Rd
8.2
Cross
Broad Neck Rd
10.6
Pass
Old St. Paul's
10.8
Pass
Chesapeake Farms
11.5
Turn left
Route 20
15.5
Turn right in Rock Hall
Main St. (Rte 445)
21.3
Turn left
Route 21
22.3
Arrive
Chesapeake Bay
 
Return
Continue north on Route 445
23.2
Turn left
Bay Shore Rd
27.4
Turn left in Fairlee
Route 298
30.2
Pass
Melitota
31.6
Turn left
St. James-Newtown Rd
31.9
Turn right
St. James-Smithville Rd
34.0
Turn right
Route 297
34.3
Turn left
Montabellow Lake Rd
35.5
Cross
Cooper's Lane
36.5
Bear right
Bessick's Corner Rd
38.2
Turn left
Route 292
41.4
Arrive
Betterton
 
Return on 292
to Still Pond
45.4
Arrive
Still Pond
 
Continue
on Route 566
46.6
Turn left
Route 298
47.9
Cross
Route 448
49.2
Turn left
Route 213
51.6
Cross
Route 444
55.7
Pass through
Galena
59.6
Cross under
US Route 301
60.0
Turn right
Route 299
64.0
Pass through
Massey
67.7
Arrive
Millington
67.7
Turn right
Route 291
69.2
Cross over
US Route 301
76.6
Cross
Morgnec Road
79.1
Cross
Morgnec Creek
80.9
Turn left
Route 213
81.4
Arrive
Washington College

 


 

Pump House Primer

This 82-mile tour takes riders from Chestertown in Kent County to the C & D Canal in Cecil County and back again. It, too, is a "challenging ride," particularly as there is more relief in Cecil County than in Kent. In spite of this added difficulty, however, it's a wonderful tour and well worth the extra time required. The map below provides a detailed view only of the complex route the tour follows in Cecil County.

Mileage
Direction
Route
0.0
Go north on Route 213
From Washington College
0.2
Cross
Rte 291
1.3
Pass
Airport
2.3
Pass
Rosehill
5.4
Pass
Urieville Lake
6.6
Pass
Fair Hill Dairy
7.8
Arrive
Kennedyville
9.6
Pass
Vonnie's Restaurant
10.2
Pass
Old Shrewsbury Church
11.0
Cross
Rte 444
14.9
Turn left in Galena
Route 213
16.8
Cross Sassafras R.
Cecil County
19.9
Turn right in Cecilton
Route 282
25.2
Turn left in Warwick
Water Street
25.5
Bear right
Old Telegraph Rd.
28.6
Turn left at pond
Old Telegraph Rd
29.5
Continue straight
Old Telegraph Rd
30.7
Cross
No-name Rd
32.6
Turn left
Route 286
34.0
Pass
C&D Canal Museum
34.0
Pass
Dockside Restaurant
34.6
Turn left
George Street
34.8
Turn left
Route 342
37.6
Turn left
Route 310
38.2
Turn right
St. Augustine Rd
39.9
Bear right
Old Telegraph Rd
40.7
Bear right at pond
Old Telegraph Road
44.7
Bear right
Rumsey Road
44.9
Turn Right
Church Road
46.5
Turrn left
Bohemia Church Rd
51.5
Turn left
Route 213
51.7
Turn right
Mill Lane
52.8
Turn right
Lovers Lane
53.7
Pass
Frazer's Lake
54.9
Turn left
Glebe Road
56.7
Pass
St. Steven's Church
56.8
Turn left
Route 282
57.5
Pass through
Earleville
57.7
Turn right
Grove Neck Rd
57.7
Turn left immediately
Sandy Bottom Road
62.7
Turn right
Route 213
64.7
Cross
Sassafras River
81.5
Arrive
Washington College