Stunning landscapes, outdoor adventures, heritage experiences & small town charm…
Relax and unwind in Caroline County, Maryland. Situated on Maryland’s Eastern Shore between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, Caroline County’s natural beauty beckons visitors to explore. Among the pristine waterways and countryside, you’ll find a region brimming with rich heritage experiences, outdoor excursions and agritourism adventures. Explore our charming small towns, visit a farm, travel the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway, check out local art, and visit a museum! Less than two hours from Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., it’s is the perfect destination for history buffs, nature lovers, and those seeking a quiet getaway. You belong here!
Begin your journey at theThe Wharves of Choptank Visitor & Heritage Center. Located at Crouse Park in Denton, the visitor center offers travelers a great place to find information on Caroline County and take in the scenic views of the Choptank River. There is free parking, bus parking, restroom facilities, a boat ramp and nature trail.
SIP, COOK, DINE, ENJOY
The Chesapeake Culinary Center offers cooking classes and catered lunches to groups of all sizes! They are also home to Shore Gourmet, a market and cafe that offers Maryland-made specialty products.
Faulkner Branch Cidery & Distilling Co. is a local distilling company that utilizes fruit grown from the on-site Blades Orchard. Explore their market or sample cider in their tasting room.
Harvest Ridge Winery offers wine tours and tastings to groups of all sizes.
The Market Street Public House is a comfortable gathering place where you can enjoy a delicious meal and your favorite drink. Their menu includes traditional Irish pub-fare as well as many popular American foods, and they can accommodate large groups.
DISCOVER OUR HISTORY
The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway highlights the stories of Harriet Tubman, the Underground Railroad, freedom seekers and abolitionists. Stops include the James H. Webb Cabin, the Linchester Mill, Tuckahoe Neck Meeting House, the Caroline Courthouse Green and more.
Delmarva Birding Weekends offers a Journeys to Freedom: Birding & Boating the Harriet Tubman Byway tour. Learn about Harriet’s remarkable life while searching for the same birds that she would have known more than 170 years ago, including Summer Tanagers, Indigo Buntings, and Orchard Orioles.
The Museum of Rural Life in Denton highlights Caroline County’s rich agrarian history and includes portions of four historic houses.
The Linchester Mill was one of the last water-powered mills on the Eastern Shore. The campus features the mill, miller’s dwelling, Hog Island School, Hunting Creek, a nature trail and guided tours by appointment.
EXPLORE OUR LOCAL ARTS SCENE
FACES (Fiber Arts Center of the Eastern Shore), is a destination for the area’s many quilt and fiber art enthusiasts. View works by fiber artists from the Delmarva Peninsula.
The Foundry is an art gallery and gift shop featuring the work of more than 40 local artists.
ENJOY THE OUTDOORS
Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre garden and preserve with pathways that meander through native woodlands, meadows, streams and wetlands. Offerings include a visitor center, gift shop and gallery.
Join River Run Cruises with Captain Bill Behlke for a relaxing cruise on the Upper Choptank River.
Schrader’s Bridgetown Manor features a 24-station sporting clay course, 25,000 acres of prime hunting property, certified instruction and a charming Bed & Breakfast.
HAVE AN AG-VENTURE
FIND A TREASURE
There are many unique shopping experiences in Caroline County. Find a treasure at one of our many antique stores, stroll through the shops in our charming downtowns or bring home farm fresh produce from our many farm stands, including local-favorite Clayton Farms.
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