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A listing of some of the scenic and interesting places in Cecil County.

Big Elk Creek Covered Bridge
Circa 1860. Located in beautiful Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area. This historic wood bridge spans the Big Elk Creek that winds its way through 5600 acres of preserved land. Located in FHNRMA.

Bay Venture Outfitters'

North East, MD


Guided tours of the marshes in the Elk River launch from Elk River Park and guided tours of the Northeast River launch from the North East Community Park.  Guided tours last two hours.  You can also rent single person or double-person kayak, each rental comes with a quick lesson, oars and life vests.  Rentals are available Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am - 6 pm.

Cecil County Dragway
1573 Theodore Rd.
North East, MD   21901
410.287.6280 or 410-287-5486

Drag racing excitement from March to December.
Action packed races. Click on the link for our Google app

Chateau Bu-De Vineyards
237 Bohemia Manor Farm Ln
Chesapeake City, MD 21915
Our family-owned & women operated vineyard & winery is located on 440 acres a top the Bohemia River & Scenic Byway 213 in Chesapeake City, Maryland. The original site of Augustine Herrman's historical Bohemia Manor Farm. Augustine Herrman was the founder of Bohemia Manor and the first Lord of the manor.  Call for appointment, Closed until Spring 2016.

Christmas Tree Farms 


Click on link to view list of local Christmas Tree Farms.
Conowingo Dam and
Hydroelectric Plant
Conowingo hydroelectric damThis power generation station was built in 1928, and stretches across scenic Susquehanna River. It generates 512,000 kilowatts of electricity, and is one of the largest plants of its kind in the US. Conowingo Dam conducts shad restoration programs. Tours by appointment.
Crystal Beach
End of Rt. 282 (west),
Public sandy beach on the Elk River with a wonderful view of Turkey Point. Concession stand, picnic tables, admission.
Day Basket Factory
Day Basket FactoryAn antique market surrounds a small factory and shop where oak baskets are still hand crafted as they were over 100 years ago. Using techniques passed down through the generations, an array of baskets are produced that are worth their "Lifetime Guarantee"! Seasonal days and hours; groups and bus tours by appointment.

Dove Valley Vineyard and Winery
650 Harrington Rd.
Rising Sun

The grapes at Dove Valley's award-winning winery are grown at the head of the Chesapeake Bay. The winery offers eight varieties of wine, wine tasting, and tours of the vineyard and winery.  Special events are held throughout the year.  Check our website for dates and times.  Winner of 2 silver and 3 bronze medals from the Maryland Wineries Association.  Hours: Thursday-Monday 11-7; closed Tuesday and Wednesday.
Earleville Wildlife Management Area
A 190-acre home to beavers, wood ducks, deer, and a host of bird species. Also has unmarked trails to invite hikers to explore the surroundings.
Elk Landing
Site restoration underway for future living history destination; Will interpret 1770's to early 1800's. Open 1st Saturday, April through December. Events, and tours by appointment.

Elk Lanes
406 Bow St.

32-lane USBC sanctioned bowling center.  New synthetic lanes and bumper bowling were installed in 2006.  A new Ebonite Matrix automatic scoring system was completed in 2008.

Elkton Golf and Batting Center
390 E. Pulaski Highway

Golf practice facility and driving range.

Elk Neck Forest

717 Irishtown Rd
North East

A 3,500 acre forest with seasonal primitive camping, hiking trails, shooting and archery ranges. Irishtown Rd.

Elk Neck State Park
4395 Turkey Point Road
North East, MD 21901
for reservations: 1-888-432-2267

Park has 2,200 acres.  Family oriented, wooded campground has 31 sites with electric, water and sewer, 29 sites with electric only, and 199 sites for primitive or tent camping.  Campground also has 9 historical rustic cabins and 7 mini-camper cabins.  Each loop has a bath house.  Park has 14 miles of hiking trails including signature trail to the historic Turkey Point Lighthouse.  Swimming area has playground and picnic tables.  Boat launch offers four ramps, bath rooms and store.
Elk Neck Trail

An 8 mile hiking and biking trail from the Beaver Pond in Elk Neck State Forest, just south of North East to the Turkey Point lighthouse at the southern tip of Elk Neck. The trail offers a magnificent panorama of the Chesapeake Bay headwaters.
Fair Hill Natural Resources Mgt. Area
Tawes Dr., Elkton

5600 acres of wilderness and 40 miles of trails for biking, hiking, and horse back riding; woods, rolling hills, streams, and location of the movie set "Beloved". Hosts outdoor events including numerous equestrian activities, Highland Gathering Scottish Games, Fair Hill Steeplechase Races, Fair Hill International, and Cecil County Fair.
Fair Hill Stables
Route 273, Entrance 3
Fair Hill

Horseback Riding

You'll be surrounded by scenic Fair Hill on a trail ride, carriage ride, hayride, pony ride, or sleigh ride. You can also book a carriage ride that will deliver you in style to a dining experience at a nearby historic restaurant.
Fairwinds Farm
41 Tailwinds Lane, North East
Book a birthday party on the family farm. Party guests can visit with the horses, enjoy a petting zoo, take pony rides, or a hayride, and cook hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill.

Garrett Island
Perryville, MD

Accessible only by boat.  A portion of the island is open to the public.  A sandy beach directly across from Perryville's municipal pier is open from dawn to dusk. 
Gilpin's Falls Covered Bridge
Rt. 272, north of I-95
Drive past this 1860 covered bridge located right off 272 north of I-95. It once spanned a stream to allow horses, wagons and their riders to reach a mill located on the other side.
Historic South Chesapeake City
Located off Route 213 South
Chesapeake City This beautiful village is tucked along the southern banks of the C and D Canal and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has picturesque and colorful 19th Century architecture, and features quaint shops, waterfront restaurants, Bed and Breakfast inns, a museum, and canal tours. Carriages rides on special occasions. Huge commercial vessels and pleasure vessels from around the world pass through the canal and slip beneath the bridge.
Historic Port Deposit
Route 222
This entire town nestled between granite cliffs and the Susquehanna River is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Fascinating architecture, river fishing, and eateries give this town its special flavor. Revitalization efforts are underway and reflect the grandness of its glory days in the 1800s when it was a booming shipping center for the region.

Hollywood Casino Perryville
1201 Chesapeake Overlook Parkway
I-95 Exit 93
Perryville, MD 21903

Maryland's first Casino.  Incredible action with 1500 of the newest machines.  And don't miss the Rodeo Drive Gift Shop or the Celebrity Bar & Grill.  Open 24 hours.

Kilby Cream
129 Strohmaier Lane, off Hopewell Road

Turn your ice cream cravings into a destination experience.  Milk used in the creamy treats comes fresh from the cows, right there on the farm.  14+ flavors.  Seasonal hours. 
Lower Susquehanna Heritage Greenway
A certified Maryland Heritage Area encompassing a 38 mile area along the Harford and Cecil shores of the Susquehanna River at the headwaters of Chesapeake Bay. A water and land recreational trail system is partially completed and ready for visitation.
Milburn Orchards
1495 Appleton Rd, Elkton
Enjoy an abundance of autumn activities and family fun on the farm, including hay rides, crafts, petting zoo, maze and so much more. Pick your own cherries, peaches, and apples in season, and visit the orchard shop for jams, fruit, pumpkins, vegetables and other tasty treats.Milburn Orchards was awarded the 2008 Apple Grower of the Year award at the U.S. Apple Association's Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference in Chicago.
Miss Clare 
Docks along Bohemia Avenue
Chesapeake City
 Enjoy a cruise aboard a traditional Chesapeake Bay Work Boat on the C and D Canal. Take a history cruise, twilight ride, or see the Turkey Point lighthouse from the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. Learn the heritage of the region, and see sites you can only see from the water.

Mount Harmon Plantation
Located off Grove Neck Road
on Mt. Harmon Road

Circa 1730. This colonial plantation is located on a magnificent scenic knoll outside Earleville overlooking creeks and inlets of the Sassafras River. Tours of the furnished manor house, tobacco prize house, and detached plantation kitchen are available. Open May 1st -Oct. 31st, Thursday through Sunday, 10am-3pm; by appt. year round.

M/V Bay Breeze

Chesapeake City

 Our vessel, Bay Breeze, is clean, stylish, and trendy for cruising the C&D canal and Elk River. Bay Breeze is located at Schaefer's Marina. We are equipped to handle all types of events including: corporate gatherings, birthday parties, retirement communities, and family reunions.


2941 Old Telegraph Rd., Chesapeake City

Outdoor Xtreme Chesapeake City (OXCC) Paintball & Airsoft Facility -- Beautiful country setting just outside Historic Chesapeake City, on 65 acres of themed Woodsball & Airsoft playing fields.  Netted speedball fields for team practice.  Home of the Mid-Atlantic Paintball League (MAPL) Speedball Tournament; Scenario Games; Paintball walk-on woodsball play; Airsoft walk-on events; Airsoft OPS.  Birthday parties, Bachelor Parties, Youth/School/Church groups -- safe, family fun!Weekday play by Reservation. 
North Bay Adventure
11 Horseshoe Point Ln
North East
At NorthBay we offer our guests unparalled service, high adventure and state-of-the-art facilities in a pristine setting.

Painted Sky Alpaca                                            

95 Knight House Ln, Earleville, MD 21919


 Come meet & learn all about our alpacas!

Farm Hours: Mon-Fri, 12 pm - 5 pm
                     Sat-Sun, 10 am - 5 pm
Group Tours booked in advance and a small fee is charged. Individuals and family visits are free of charge.
Perryville Outlets
I-95 Exit 93
 Visit over 30 outlet stores right on I-95. Great values and brand names at a great location. You'll recognize names such as Jones New York,  Mikasa, Nike and more. Located half way between Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Plumpton Park Zoo
1416 Telegraph Road
Rising Sun

Cecil County's own zoo!  Come see the tigers, Jimmy the Giraffe, camels, Arctic wolves, apes, and children's petting zoo area, Alpacas, and the new reptile house addition.  Feed the animals with food available in the admissions building.  Open every day from 10 am - 4 pm, weather permitting.
Principio Iron Works

Coming Attraction! Historic site with fascinating history, out-buildings, original office, mansion, and furnace remains. Tours by appointment.

Rodgers Tavern
259 Broad St.


A mid-eighteenth century tavern presently undergoing extensive renovations.  Located on the banks of the Susquehanna River, it was a prosperous ferry boat landing in Colonial years.  The Tavern was owned by Col. John Rodgers and frequented by famous folks such as Washington, Lafayette, Rochambeau, and Madison.  Official site along the following trails:  Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route National Historic Trail, Star Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, and Captain John Smith National Historic Water Trail.
Rumbleway Farm
592 McCauley Road, Conowingo
Dinner on the farm, October-March, Saturdays at 7:00 p.m. (with advance reservations); Rumbleway Farm Day - third Saturday of September, 1-4 p.m.; Open House third weekend of April 1-4 p.m.
Sinking Springs Herb Farm
843 Elk Forest Road,
(between Elkton and Ches. City)
Surrounding an 18th Century provincial plantation house are acres of beautiful herb gardens. Plan a tour, have an herbal lunch, take a craft workshop, visit the gift barn, or spend the night in the cute and rustic Garden Cottage B and B.

Terrapin Station
Morris and Janet Zwick
80 Ricketts Mill Road
301-651-4496 (cell)

White wines include:  Cayug, Traminette, Vidal.  Red and Rose wines include:  Cecil Red, Shiraz, Cabernet Franc, Five Rivers Rose', and Better Red than Dead (port-style wine).  Tasting room open from 12-6 Thurs-Sat and 1-5 on Sundays (by appt. only during the winter).  Tours of the vineyard and winery are also available.
Town of North East
Rt. 272 south of Rt. 40
Chamber web site
This small historic town offers neighborly charm and a glimpse of days gone by. You'll find a wonderfully unique selection of antique and collectible shops, a waterfront park, fishing, a museum, history, golf, and marvelous cuisine. Whether your palate desires fine dining, award winning crabs, light fare, an oyster bar, baked goods, mouthwatering ice cream, waterfront dining, or a tea room experience, you'll find your favorite restaurant here.
Turkey Point Lighthouse
A one-mile stretch of wooded trail at Elk Neck State Park leads you to Turkey Point Lighthouse. On a scenic bluff 100 feet above the waves, you can stand next to the lighthouse and view five rivers flowing together to form the Chesapeake Bay.

See Elk Neck Trails above for information about trails to the lighthouse.
Walnut Springs Farm
3910 Blue Ball Rd., Elkton
Pick-Youfbedb0r-Own-Fruits, events, and educational tours; Open seasonally