Kent County Shopping

You won't find stuffy malls in Kent County, but you will find unique and fun shopping. Walking the tree-lined, red-brick sidewalks of Downtown Chestertown is an added bonus to the fun you will have browsing clothing, jewelry and furniture stores, curio shops, antique shops and art galleries and studios. You'll be sure to find that one of a kind gift for a friend or treat yourself. Mix your shopping with a bit of history and reflect on the beautiful 18th and 19th century homes throughout the downtown area. A visit to the Geddes-Piper House Museum would make a great stop between stores. And there's no need to go far after you have worked up an appetite. There are plenty of downtown restaurants to satisfy your hunger.

Rock Hall,only 12 miles from Chestertown, also shows the shopping enthusiast a great time. You may want to begin your shopping excursion on Main Street, where you will find clothing, home accessories, hand-crafted furniture, a co-op artists' gallery, quaint gift shops and a 1930s ice cream parlor. Be sure to look for Oyster Court, behind Main Street, where you will find colorful cottages filled with an eclectic collection of items . And while you are in Oyster Court, take a shopping break to visit the Tolchester Beach Revisited Museum, which is a display of what was once a popular resort from 1877 to 1962. On your way to the Ditty Bag at Haven Harbour Marina and the Cat's Paw at the Sailing Emporium for more shopping, stop in to the Rock Hall Museum, just up Main Street and The Waterman's Museum on Route 20. There are more unique and quaint shops throughout Rock Hall. Be sure to pick up the Rock Hall guide, so you don't miss any.

Galena, a short drive to the north from Chestertown and Rock Hall, offers unique shopping, from antique to whimsical to design your own jewelry. Also a short drive from Main Street is Turner's Unlimited, a gift shop and florist with room after room of wonderful displays of gifts and home accessories.

For a leisurely and pleasant afternoon, a country drive to Millington for lunch or dinner at Two Trees Restaurant offers dressed-up dining for casual diners. And, be sure to stop in to Maryland's Herb Basket

Drawing talented and crafted vendors, Kent County events can be the perfect shopping experience. Request a Visitor Information Package here, or go to the on-line calendar of events, to plan your shopping trip around many of the county's terrific events. Here are a few suggestions to help with your plans: