Visiting Kent County

Historic Towns
Welcome visitors can follow quaint red-brick sidewalks along broad shaded streets as they roam through specialty shops, galleries, antique stores and eateries.
Local Shopping
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.
Arts and Entertainment
Kent County has been recognized by the Maryland State Arts Council as one of the significant arts communities in the state. Check out our calendar of events and experience our proud cultural heritage.
Photo courtesy of the National Music Festival
Recreation on the Chesapeake Bay
Kent County has many great boating locales, where beautiful scenery combines farmlands with historic mansions, where many gunkholes invite a quiet night's anchorage, where there are parks, bird sanctuaries and preserves, plus the Schooner Sultana, museums and historic areas to visit.

Wide, empty roads that lead through expansive landscapes of farm and forest, roads that lead to enticing waterfront destinations just itching for exploration by bicycle – that’s the allure of the Upper Eastern Shore along the Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway.

The Byway runs through the upper section of the Delmarva Peninsula between the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Perhaps the most enticing section of the Byway is the 40-mile stretch that runs the length of Kent County from Georgetown on the Sassafras River to Chestertown on the Chester River, and from there through Rock Hall to Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge on the Chesapeake Bay....

 

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Kent County, Maryland offers a unique and peaceful wedding destination on the Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay sure to surprise eager brides and grooms-to-be. If you are embarking on a wedding planning adventure, take a moment to learn why a Chesapeake Bay wedding might be exactly what you want.

 

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If you are a history lover who enjoys travel that can be infused with rich historical experiences, Kent County is your next dream destination. Nestled into a perfect spot on the Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, this waterfront destination features remarkable highlights sure to pique the interest of any history buff. Surrounded by the preserved natural beauty of sweeping fields and stunning water views, a history buff cannot help but feel the familiar desire to explore stories of the past, and in Kent County, that desire is sure to be satisfied. Walk the tree-lined brick sidewalks of one of the oldest Mid-Atlantic ports of entry. Explore monuments and museums at your own pace, and without the rush of busy crowds. Immerse yourself in the history of Kent County.

 

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Waterfront views, boating, historic buildings, military sites, art galleries and artisan markets are only a few of the things to do and see in Kent County, Maryland. Here in Kent County you can enjoy ultra-fresh, off-the-dock seafood at locally owned restaurants. You can explore the natural beauty of the Upper Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay when you board a sailboat or hike through the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. You can even experience the local culture and history of these waterfront towns that collectively make up Kent County, Maryland, by attending one of the many exciting annual events.

 

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Only two hours from Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Annapolis and Northern Virginia, serene and quiet Kent County, Maryland, occupies a scenic peninsula, where the Chester and Sassafras Rivers flow into the Chesapeake Bay. The oldest mid-Atlantic port of entry, historic Chestertown lies along the banks of the Chester River. Named among the state’s most significant arts communities by the Maryland State Arts Council, arts and entertainment abound here, as do War of 1812 sites along the Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail. Rich with beautiful scenery and diverse activities, here are 15 things you didn’t know about Kent County...

 

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Home to charming towns, preserved nature parks, and picturesque harbors: Kent County on Maryland’s Eastern Shore ranks among the best places to spend your days outdoors in the Northeast. Whether it’s hiking trails to see windswept beaches, kayaking around an island, or wildlife viewing in a protected park, the area has it all. Here are the best ways for nature lovers to enjoy the outdoors in Kent County, Maryland.

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Home to historic small towns, beautiful scenery and scores of seafood hangouts, Kent County is an - idyllic destination, perfect for a quick weekend getaway. From kayaking along the rivers, to enjoying Maryland’s world famous Chesapeake Bay blue crabs, Kent County offers something for everyone. To help you plan your trip, here are some highlights to help you plan your 36 hours in Kent County.

 

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Whether you’re looking to hook a rockfish from the rich water of the Chesapeake Bay or paddle down one of its beautiful tributaries, Kent County has everything to pique your interest in and around the water. Home to pristine rivers, picturesque harbors and charming small towns, Kent County is a top vacation destination for water enthusiasts. Get ready to bust out your paddle and fishing rod: Here are the top things to do in Maryland’s Eastern Shore for water lovers.

 

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Home to scenic water views, historic buildings and fabulous restaurants, Kent County is a paradise for traveling foodies. As a fishing county, the area is known for its wealth of seafood cuisine and serious recipes using ingredients from its local waters. In other words, this is a happy place for food connoisseurs and a must-visit destination for foodies on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Here’s your guide to some of the great places to eat, drink and purchase the best local food in Kent County, and you can see all of the county’s fantastic dining options...

 

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If you’re looking for some artistic inspiration, look no further than Kent County, Maryland. Aesthetically speaking, Kent County is a gorgeous waterfront destination—a scenic peninsula on Maryland’s Upper Eastern Shore. Artists love to recreate scenes from these quaint waterfront towns and their beaches along the Chesapeake Bay. These small towns are home to thriving arts scenes as well, especially in Historic Chestertown, where galleries fill the first floors of preserved historic buildings downtown. In fact, Kent County has been recognized by the Maryland State Arts Council as one of the significant arts communities in the state. If you’re looking for a cool arts destination on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, put Kent County on your must-visit list. Here is our guide to the top cultural experiences you can have in Kent County.

 

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Chesapeake Byways

 

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Sultana Projects

 

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