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Healthy Parks, Healthy People: November Happenings at Martinak & Tuckahoe State Parks

Check out the November happenings at Martinak and Tuckahoe State Parks!

ART IN THE PARK AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS

Paint Afternoon: Paint a lovely nature scene and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Martinak State Park Nature Center on Sunday, November at 2:00 PM.  The cost is $15.00 per canvas. Light refreshments included. RSVP by calling or texting 410-924-1529.

Environmental Concerns: Join a new group of like minded people concerned about the environment at Nich’s Café on November 28 at 7:00 PM.  Begin planning how you can be a part of the solution.

 

WALKS

Senior Stroll: Meet up with others to walk the paved fitness trail on Tuesdays and Thursdays in November at 10:30 AM, at the Martinak State Park Office.

Nich’s Rise-Up Walk: Meet at Nich’s Coffee Shop, 5N 3rd St. in Denton on Wednesday, November 28 at 8:00 AM for a 3 -mile walk. Join the group for coffee after the walk. There is a .50 discount per cup for walkers!

Mind Over Miles: How many steps equal a mile, and how many miles can you walk at a moderate+ pace? Need to tone up? Meet at the Martinak Nature Center at 9:00 AM on Thursday, November 1, 15 and 29 for walking and body weight exercises.

Tuckahoe Trek: Meet for a fall evening 3+ mile hike at the Tuckahoe Park Office on November 2 at 4:30 PM and On November 30 at 9:00 AM.

Turkey Trot: Join us November 17 for our Annual Turkey Trot fun run, walk, or jog! This event is a 2-mile walk, run, or jog for all ages from Denton Elementary School to Martinak State Park and back, includes gifts to the first 100 registrants, and everyone is entered in the free turkey raffle. Registration check-in begins at 8 a.m. and the event begins at 9:00 a.m. Other events include Turkey Dinner Relay, games, crafts, and refreshments. Flyers are available on our website and our office. For more information, call Recreation & Parks at 410-479-8120.

First Saturdays: Discover native habitats as you walk at Adkins Arboretum. The cost is $5.00 for non-members, Free for members and Park RX holders on November 3 at 10:00 AM.

Dog Walk: Meet with fellow dog lovers to walk at the Adkins Arboretum Visitor Center at 9:00 AM, on November 1. The cost is $5.00 for non-members, free for members and Park RX holders.

 

YOGA AND DANCE

Yoga Practice: Improve your flexibility, core development, and balance on Tuesdays and Thursdays, November 1, 6, 13, 14, 20, 27 and 29 at 8:00 AM, at the Martinak State Park Amphitheater. Bring a mat or towel.

Evening Yoga: Yoga is perfect for winding down after a busy day. Stretch major muscle groups, become flexible, and feel calm at the Martinak State Park Nature Center on Tuesdays, November 6, 20, and 27 at 7:30 PM.

Zumba Gold: Kathy Leary leads a perfect low intensity workout to music for adults on Tuesdays, November 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 9:00 AM at the Martinak State Park Nature Center. Come join the fun!

Walk 15: Join a group aerobic class for everyone of all fitness levels. Walk/dance 4,000 steps to upbeat music in 30 minutes.  This is a great aerobic workout for busy people at the Martinak State Park Nature Center on Tuesdays, November 6, 20, and 27 at 6:30 PM.

CHILDREN’S PROGRAM

Martinak Park Discovery: Children ages 6-10 will complete nature activities, games, and crafts at the Martinak State Park Nature Center on Tuesdays at 5:30 PM. The program is free. Call 410-924-1529 to reserve a space.

Turkey Rock Hunt: All children are invited to come to the Turkey Rock Hunt at the Martinak State Park boat ramp parking lot on Saturday, November 3 at 12:30 PM. The cost is $5.00. Children will be divided into 3 age groups and prizes will be awarded for the most rocks found.  Money raised will go to the Children Exploration Organization.

 

BIKING

Caroline Cycles: Cycle 20+ miles on dirt roads.  Bike helmet required. Water, lights and bright clothing suggested. 13 mph ride. Call 410-924-7402 for more information. Meet on Saturday, November 3 at 9:00 AM at the Wal-Mart parking lot, the garden side in Denton, MD.  Call 410-924-7402 for more information.

Tuckahoe Trail Ride: Meet at the Tuckahoe Lake Parking area with a bike appropriate for off road riding to ride the trails in the park. Bike helmet required and water. This ride is for those experienced in riding a bike but new to trail riding.  November 4 and 18 at 11:00 AM Call 410-924-7402 for questions.

SELF-GUIDED ANY DAY ACTIVITIES

Park Quest:  Families have fun exploring with this self-guided nature art activity. Explore the Lore of the Land Trail at Tuckahoe. Bring pen/pencil. For more activities, borrow the Quest backpack from the camp store at the entrance to the electric loop.

Orienteering: Use your navigational skills to find locations at Tuckahoe State Park. Stop at the park office or go to the youth camp area bulletin board for more information.

Disc Golf: Come try it as you enjoy a beautiful walk on the Tuckahoe Disc Golf Course. Meet up for a round on Sunday, November 18 at 3:00 PM. (Loaner discs are available at the park office or camp store.)

  

Check our website for more park activities by clicking on the calendar of events at http://dnr.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/outdooreduc.aspx or like us on Facebook at Friends of Tuckahoe and Martinak State Parks

2nd Annual Greensboro Multicultural Festival

Celebrate the rich diversity of our area, learn about cultural differences, and share in unity at the 2nd annual Multi-Cultural Festival on Saturday, September 15, from 11am-3pm.  The festival, sponsored by the Caroline County Public Library, will be held at the Greensboro Community Center (in front of the North County Branch Library, MRDC & Head Start building).  Admission is free.

Enjoy dance from all over the world, with performances of West African dance from the group A Master’s Peace, the traditional Indian dance of Reno Retu Natayalaya and belly dance by Sammadi Dance Company, along with dance from local favorite To the Pointe Dance Studio. 

Enjoy the sweet sounds of gospel music from Friends in Faith, and taste diverse cultures with Muhammad’s Caribbean Kitchen, Tenchi’s Spanish American fare, soul food from Aretha’s Creative Touch, hot dogs from Dobson’s Dogs and sno-cones from Sno-Angels.

In addition, local agencies, organizations and small businesses will offer information, giveaways and items for purchase. 

In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Greensboro Elementary School. 

For a full schedule of performers or for more information, please visit the library’s website, carolib.org, or call 410-479-1343.

Welcome Fall at Magic in the Meadow Gala: An Equinox to Remember

Celebrate autumn’s arrival and the splendor of nature at Adkins Arboretum’s Magic in the Meadow: An Equinox to Remember! Tickets are now available for this annual gala event on Sat., Sept. 22. Proceeds benefit the Arboretum’s education programs that promote the conservation and preservation of the Chesapeake Bay region’s native landscapes.

Set against the Arboretum’s backdrop of forests, meadows, wetlands and streams, Magic in the Meadow will showcase the magic and elegance of nature. As twilight falls, guests will enjoy signature cocktails on the wetland bridge and explore the meadow and woodland paths by foot or by tram. Scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, hoop dance performances and a lesson by Baltimore artist Melissa Newman (performing as Mina Bear) and a tantalizing array of silent auction items will add to the evening’s allure. World-class jazz by the Peter Revell Band and a moonrise over golden meadow grasses will set the stage for dancing and an unforgettable autumnal equinox.

Tickets are $75 per person ($50 tax deductible) and may be reserved at adkinsarboretum.org or by calling 410.634.2847, ext. 0.

Magic in the Meadow is generously sponsored by Shore United Bank and Avery Hall Insurance Agency, Inc. Contact Kellen McCluskey at 410-634-2847, ext. 34 or at kmccluskey@adkinsarboretum.org for information about sponsorship opportunities.

August Happenings at Martinak and Tuckahoe State Parks

Healthy Parks, Healthy People

Summer seems to be passing quickly, but we have new programs for you to enjoy as you continue your journey of becoming healthy.  This month we have added Yoga Nidra on Tuesday nights, a Learn to Series on Thursdays and a paint afternoon on a Sunday afternoon.  It’s your month to learn a new skill or take up a new practice so be sure to read the listings below to learn more or give us a call at 410-820-1668. See you at the park!

WALK AND HIKE

Go the Extra Mile:  Join a relaxing guided walk at the end of the day at the Martinak State Park Amphitheater on Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 at 5:00 PM.

Senior Stroll: Meet up with others to walk the paved fitness trail on Tuesdays, August 7, 14, and 21 and Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, and 30 at 10:30 AM at the Martinak State Park Office.

Get Out & Hike:  Meet for a summer evening 3+ mile hike at the Tuckahoe Park Office on August 3 at 4:30 PM. Bring bug spray and water.

First Saturdays: Discover native habitats at Adkins Arboretum.  The cost is $5.00 for non-members, Free for members and Park RX holders on August 4 at 10:00 AM.

Dog Walk: Meet with fellow dog lovers to walk at the Adkins Arboretum Visitor Center at 9:00 AM, on August 2.  The cost is $5.00 for non-members, free for members and Park RX holders.

Nich’s Rise-Up Walk:  Meet at Nich’s Coffee Shop, 5N 3rd St. in Denton on Wednesdays in August and on Saturday August 25 at 8:00 AM for a 3 -mile walk.  Join the group for coffee after the walk!  There is a .50 discount per cup for walkers!

YOGA

Yoga Practice: Improve your flexibility, core development, and balance. Tuesdays, August 7, 14, and 21 and on Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, and 30 at 8:00 AM, at the Martinak State Park Amphitheater.  Bring a mat or towel.

Evening Yoga:  Yoga is perfect for winding down after a busy day. Stretch major muscle groups, become flexible, and feel calm at the Martinak State Park Amphitheater on Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 at 7:00 PM.  Bring a mat or towel.

Yoga Nidra: Join Mary Gellen at the Martinak State Park Amphitheatre, which is the perfect setting to experience sound bathing!  It is a deeply relaxing sonic meditation with crystal singing bowls, on Tuesdays in August at 7:00 PM.  Bring a mat or towel.

AEROBIC DANCE

Zumba Gold: Kathy Leary leads a perfect low intensity workout to music for adults on Tuesdays at 9:00 AM at the Martinak State Park Nature Center.  Come join the fun!

Walk 15:  Join a group exercise class for everyone of all fitness levels. Walk 2 miles to music in 30 minutes.  This is a great aerobic workout for busy people at the Martinak State Park Amphitheater on Mondays, August 6, 13, 20 at 4:30 PM.

SPECIAL PROGRAMS

Aviary Tour: Learn about our various birds and feeding habits on Saturdays at 3:00 PM at Tuckahoe State Park Aviary located beside the park office.

Caterpillar Counts: Participate in a citizen science project for measuring variation and abundance of foliage.  Meet at Tuckahoe State Park Cherry Lake Pavilion on Friday August 3 at 6:30 PM.

Nature Center Activities:  Join others on Saturdays at the Martinak Nature Center between 9:30 AM –5:00 PM for games, stories and other nature activities.

Roving Rangers:  Rangers will be walking the camp loops at Tuckahoe and Martinak State Park on Fridays from 6:00-8:00 PM.  See what creature is featured!

Summerfest: The free Family Festival in Historic Downtown Denton that provides free arts and entertainment is held on Friday, August 17 from 5 to 10 PM, and on Saturday, August 18 from 2 to 9 PM.

Learn to Series: Thursdays in August at 6 PM ($10/person/ program) come out to Tuckahoe State Park for our new adventure series! Learn some of the outdoor activities that you have always wanted to try under the direction of trained park staff. No experience or equipment is necessary! Preregistration required. Sessions will be offered in archery, paddling, disc golf and more!  Call 410-820-1668 to register and to learn more about the sessions.

Paint Afternoon: Paint a lovely nature scene and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Martinak State Park Nature Center on Sunday May 20 at 2:00 PM.  The cost is $15.00 per canvas. Light refreshments included.  RSVP by calling or texting 410-924-1529.

BIKING

Caroline Cycles:  Cycle 25+ miles through country roads.  Bike helmet required.  Water, lights and bright clothing suggested. 13mph ride. Call 410-924-7402 for more information.  Meet on Saturday, August 11 at 9:00 AM at the Tuckahoe State Park Lake.

Easy Breezy Ride: Borrow a beach bike and join the group for a ride at Martinak State Park on Mondays, August  6, 13, 20 at 6:00 PM and Thursdays, August 2, 9, 16, and 30 at 9:00 AM.  Meet at the Martinak Nature Center.

Peddle Power:  Meet at the Martinak Park Office on Tuesdays August 7 and 21 at 5:00 PM and meet at Tuckahoe State Park Lake on August 14 to ride a 10+ miles on local roads. 10mph ride. Beginning road riders welcome. Helmets are required.  Water, lights and bright clothing suggested. Call 410-924-7402 for more information.

PADDLING

Kayak Meet Up: Bring your kayak and gear to paddle Tuckahoe Creek at 5:00 PM.  Meet at the Tuckahoe State Park boat ramp on August 16 and meet at Martinak State Park boat ramp on August 30.  Life jacket required.  Call 410-924-1529 for more information.

Choptank Rivah Run: Rivah Run is a fun open 2-mile paddling event for children and adults of all ages (under 18 must be with adult).  Any type of paddle craft is eligible for this “POKER RUN”.  Beginning at Martinak State Park boat ramp on August 18 at 9:00 AM each paddler stops at a series of checkpoints to receive a playing card, finishing at the Choptank River Yacht Club where prizes are awarded.  Call 410-479-8120 to register.

 

Programs are Free unless noted in the description.  Check our website for more park activities by clicking on the calendar of events at http://dnr.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/outdooreduc.aspx or like us on Facebook at Friends of Tuckahoe and Martinak State Park

 

Full Moon Party at Martinak State Park

A Full Moon Party will be held at Martinak State Park on Friday July 27th. There will be plenty of moonlight activities for the whole family to enjoy. The evening begins at 7:30 PM with Amazing Bats, a presentation that will dispel myths and highlight the benefits of bats. Following the presentation, a high microphone will be used to listen for bats.

Then, you will have the opportunity to participate in a drumming circle with Ted Nichols, World Music Instructor from Salisbury University. Ted is intrigued with percussion and studies new styles and instruments. In the spring of 2005, Ted traveled to West Africa where he researched African instruments and rhythms. He has developed a drum circle which incorporating these world rhythms. Ted also served as a visiting artist performer for the Maryland Center for the Arts in 2009 and 2012 and led an African drumming workshop and performance with the Chris English Blues Band.   Join Ted in the drumming circle by bringing your own drum or learning how to bucket drum with the buckets provided.

Another activity is paddling in the moonlight down Watts Creek. Call to register for this activity because space is limited.  You may bring your own canoe/kayak, lifejacket and flashlight or register to rent a canoe for $10.00. All paddlers must register at 410-820-1668.  Lifejackets and flashlights or headlamps are required.

If water is not your thing, consider taking an easy guided night hike through the nature trails at Martinak.  Using other senses besides vision, you will experience nature uniquely learning about the animals that thrive at night.

In addition, a presentation about bats will be given featuring their unique hearing abilities.

Glow in the dark games will be available as well as a location to bring your telescope to view the moon. Activities begin at 7:30 PM. For more details or questions, call 410-820-1668.

Adkins Arboretum to Host Beer Garden Aug. 25

Enjoy local beer, delectable seafood and toe-tapping music when Adkins Arboretum hosts its inaugural Beer Garden with Bull & Goat on Sat., Aug. 25.

Specializing in craft beer brewed with premium malts, hops and yeasts, Centreville’s Bull & Goat Brewery will serve beer and homemade root beer. Bay Shore Steam Pot, also based in Centreville, will serve fresh seafood, and the Simmons Family will play bluegrass tunes and other favorites. Siblings Mary, Dave and Jon Simmons are known for their tight harmonies and virtuoso guitar and fiddle playing.

The Beer Garden runs from 4 to 7 p.m. As the day cools down, guests can take a woodland walk or join in games. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 3 to 18 and free for children ages 2 and under. Beer and food are an additional fee.

Advance registration is appreciated. To register, visit adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

July Happenings at Martinak & Tuckahoe State Parks

Last month, visitors to Martinak were getting their exercise by cycling on our new cruiser bikes that are available free at the Martinak Nature Center. If you have not had a chance to try them, come to our Easy Breezy Rides, Cruiser Time, or stop by the Nature Center on the weekend and feel like a kid again!  This month there are plenty of day camps for kids, Park Pals, and Jr. Rangers.  In addition, be sure to check out our full moon party on July 27!  We have all kinds of after dark activities for everyone in the family!  For more information, call the park office at 410-820-1668.

WALK and HIKE

Walk 15: Join a group exercise class for everyone of all fitness levels. Walk 2 miles to music in 30 minutes.  This is a great aerobic workout for busy people at the Martinak State Park Amphitheater on Mondays, July 9, 16, and 30 at 4:30 PM.

Go the Extra Mile: Join a relaxing guided walk at the end of the day at the Martinak State Park Amphitheater on Mondays, July 9, 16, and 30 at 5:00 PM.

Senior Stroll: Meet up with others to walk the paved fitness trail on Tuesdays and

Thursdays, July 5, 10, 12, 17, 26, and 30 at 10:30 AM, at the Martinak State Park Office.

Get Out & Hike: Meet for a summer evening 3+ mile hike at the Tuckahoe Park Office on July 6 at 4:30 PM. Bring bug spray and water.

First Saturdays: Discover native habitats at Adkins Arboretum.  The cost is $5.00 for non-members, Free for members and Park RX holders on July 7, at 10:00 AM.

Dog Walk: Meet with fellow dog lovers to walk at the Adkins Arboretum Visitor Center at 9:00 AM, on July 5.  The cost is $5.00 for non-members, free for members and Park RX holders.

Nich’s Rise-Up Walk:  Meet at Nich’s Coffee Shop, 5N 3rd St. in Denton on Wednesdays and Saturday July 18, at 8:00 AM for a 3-mile walk. Join the group for coffee after the walk!   There is a .50 discount per cup for walkers!

Evening Walk: A good way to end the day is with a 2-mile walk through the park on Wednesday July 18, at 7:00 PM.  Meet at the Martinak Nature Center.

YOGA

Yoga Practice: Improve your flexibility, core development, and balance. Tuesdays and Thursdays July 5, 10, 12, 17, 26, and 30 at 8:00 AM, at the Martinak State Park Amphitheater.  Bring a mat or towel.

Evening Yoga:  Yoga is perfect for winding down after a busy day. Stretch major muscle groups, become flexible, and feel calm at the Martinak State Park Amphitheater on Mondays, July 9, 16, and 30 at 7:00 PM.

Sun Rise Yoga: Come out for Vinyasa Flow Yoga, at 7:15 AM at the Martinak State Park Amphitheater and connect with nature. This class provides mind and body fitness at your own pace.  Call Caroline County Recreation and Parks to register at 410-479-8120. 

SPECIAL EVENTS, CAMPS, AND MORE

Full Moon Party:  Come to Martinak State Park on Friday July 27 at 8:30 PM for the first full moon celebration!  Participate in a full moon paddle, night hike, drumming circle, dancing and glow in the dark games!  Call 410-820-1668 to register for the paddle.

Fishing Derby:  Spend July 4 at Martinak and Tuckahoe State Parks fishing from 10:00 – 12:00 PM.  Free loaner poles for the first 15 children. Call 410-820-1668 for more information.

Aviary Tour: Learn about our various birds and feeding habits on July 4, at 4:00 PM at Tuckahoe State Park Aviary located beside the park office.

Eating for Life:  Healthy eating is important, and every now and then, we need help with new recipes.  Meet at the Martinak Nature Center at 9:00 AM on Tuesday July, 10, 17, 24, and 31 to learn about portion control, the new food pyramid, and more.

Caterpillar Counts: Participate in a citizen science project for measuring variation and abundance of foliage.  Meet at Tuckahoe State Park Cherry Lake Pavilion on July 6, at 6:30 PM.

 

Nature Center Activities:  Join others on Saturdays at the Martinak Nature Center between 9:30 AM –5:00 PM for games, stories, and other nature activities.

Roving Rangers:  Rangers will be walking the camp loops at Tuckahoe and Martinak State Park on Fridays from 6:00-8:00 PM.  See what creature is featured!

Adventure Camp: 5-day camps will run Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM for youth ages 8-14. Participants will explore Tuckahoe by canoe, mountain bike and on foot. In addition, learn about raptors and reptiles. Other activities will include archery, fishing, nature art, and ropes course.  Call 410-820-1668 to register.

Jr. Rangers: Provides youth (ages 7-12) with conservation information, environmental education and fun recreational experiences Wednesdays at Martinak State Park from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, from June 24 to July 29.  Call 410-820-1668 for more information and for registration.

Park Pals: This program is for children 4-6 years old and features games, snacks, stories, and other nature related activities.  It is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 -7:00 PM at the Martinak State Park Nature Center from June 24 to July 29.  Call 410-820-1668 for more information and registration.

Stay’N Play: This is a wrap around program for campers. Enjoy the free activities offered on the weekend and then on the weekdays, the kids will spend the day canoeing, learning about wildlife, practicing archery and completing the Challenge Course! Call 410-820-1668 to register.

BIKING, PADDLING AND VOLLEYBALL

Caroline Cycles:  Cycle 25+ miles through country roads.  Bike helmet required.  Water, lights and bright clothing suggested. 13mph ride. Call 410-924-7402 for more information.  Meet on Saturday, July 28, at 9:00 AM behind the Caroline County Courthouse.

Easy Breezy Ride: Borrow a beach bike and join the group for a ride at Martinak State Park on Mondays, July 9, 16, and 30 at 6:00 PM and Thursdays, July 5, 12, and 26 at 9:00 AM.  Meet at the Martinak Nature Center.

Peddle Power:  Meet at the Martinak Park Office on Tuesdays July 10 and 24, at 5:00 PM and meet at Tuckahoe State Park Lake on July 17 and 31 to ride a 10+ miles on local roads.  10mph ride. Beginning road riders welcome. Helmets are required. Water, lights and bright clothing suggested.  Call 410-924-7402 for more information.

Cruiser Time:  Borrow bikes from the Martinak State Park Nature Center to ride through the park.  6:00 to 8:00 PM on Wednesday July 11.

Volleyball Meet Up:  For students ages 14 to 18 meet Hannah at the Tuckahoe State Park beach volleyball court at the lake on Wednesdays starting on July 11 at 3:00 PM to practice your skills. 

Kayak Meet Up: Bring your kayak and gear to paddle Watts Creek on July 12 at 5:00 PM.  Meet at the Martinak State Park boat ramp.  Life jacket required.      

 

Check our website for more park activities by clicking on the calendar of events at http://dnr.maryland.gov/Publiclands/Pages/outdooreduc.aspx

or like us on Facebook at Friends of Tuckahoe and Martinak State Parks

Local author Jim Duffy to speak at Friends of the Library’s Annual Meeting

Jim Duffy will present “Underground Railroad Journeys on the Eastern Shore” at the Friends of the Caroline County Public Library’s Annual Meeting. The meeting will be held on Saturday, June 23 at 10am at the Federalsburg Branch, located at 123 Morris Avenue in Federalsburg.

Please join the Friends for this exciting presentation, a short meeting and light refreshments. Award-winning writer and storyteller Jim Duffy of Cambridge will share keystone stories, surprising finds, and life lessons learned from his work on the book Tubman Travels: 32 Underground Railroad Journeys on Delmarva. The presentation will touch on a number of heroes of the Underground Railroad here on the Eastern Shore, including Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass. Duffy will be signing copies of the books after the talk.

Duffy is the co-founder (with his wife, the photographer Jill Jasuta) of Secrets of the Eastern Shore, a local business that celebrates the heritage and beauty of the Delmarva Peninsula in words, pictures, and products. He is an award-winning magazine writer whose work has appeared in numerous regional publications. He is also the author of Eastern Shore Road Trips: 27 One-Day Adventures on Delmarva. The couple has lived in Cambridge since arriving on the Eastern Shore in 2004.

Both of Mr. Duffy’s books are available to borrow from the Caroline County Public Library. For more information about this event, please call the library at 410-754-8397 or 410-479-1343.

Capture Caroline Photo Contest

Enter the Spring #CaptureCaroline Photo and Video Contest through May 15th! 
Do you have amazing photos of Caroline County? Enter them in the Caroline Office of Tourism’s Spring photo and video contest! Participants are invited to enter up to five photos in each contest. The winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to the Caroline County business of their choice.

How to Enter
Photos and videos may be entered by posting them to the Caroline County, MD Facebook page with the hashtag #CaptureCaroline or by emailing them to info@visitcaroline.org. Entries are due by 12pm noon on May 15th 2019. When submitting an entry, please provide a title for the photo or video and share details such as the location, the date taken and/or event name. Videos should be no longer than three minutes in length and showcase the best of Caroline County.

All eligible entries will be posted in an album on the Caroline County, MD Facebook page on May 15th, where the public will be invited to vote on them by liking the photo of their choice during a two-week open voting session. The winner will announced on the Facebook page on June 1st 2019.

Please make sure that your submitted photo or video is high resolution. Contest winners will be asked to submit a high-resolution file. Photos with watermarks are not eligible. If the photograph or video includes a recognizable person, a model release must also be completed and submitted. Model releases can be downloaded here.

The Spring contest categories are:

  • Summer Fun
  • Art, History, Festivals & Events
  • Shopping and Dining

Note: By entering your photograph(s) or video(s) in the Caroline County Capture Caroline Contest, you acknowledge and grant permission for it to be used by the Caroline Office of Tourism in a variety of promotional materials, including newsletters, advertisements, brochures, media kits, websites, social media sites and other print and digital communications.

Paddlefest on the Choptank 2018

The Caroline County Chamber of Commerce invites you to the 9th Annual Paddlefest on the Choptank on Saturday, June 16th! Enjoy a 7.7 mile paddle on the Choptank River, launching with the current from the Greensboro Community Boat Ramp and finishing at the Choptank River Yacht Club in Denton, on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore.

Enjoy live music with the bluegrass band Out of the Blue and the Lockerman Middle School Jazz Band. Food and beverages available from various food trucks and the Choptank River Yacht Club! Paddle Poker awards presentation will take place at 3:30pm.

On-site registration and paddler check-in will begin at the Greensboro Community Boat Ramp at 8am, followed by launch at 10am. Shuttle buses will be available throughout the event. Pre-Registration is $35 per paddler until June 15th. Day of registration is $45. To register, visit CarolineChamber.org or contact the Chamber office at info@carolinechamber.org or call 410-479-4638.