Places of Interest (and fun!)
The following is a list of fun things to do around Annapolis. Many are free or only charge a
nominal fee. If we missed anything please Email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org Have fun!
Quiet Waters Park - Hillsmere Drive (off Forrest Drive) in Annapolis. 410-222-1777
Scenic Overlooks of the South River and many trails throughout this large park make it a favorite outdoor activity for
many residents. There are over 6 miles of paved trails to discover and a Visitor Center that includes formal gardens, art
galleries, public restrooms, and the Quiet Waters Cafe for food and drinks. There is an ice skating ring during the winter
months as well. There is a $5 parking fee.
Hancock's Resolution, 2795 Bayside Beach Road in Pasadena - 410-255-4048
Virtually unchanged from the 18th century, these original stone buildings, built circa 1785,
are excellent examples of early Chesapeake architecture. Open to the public.
The Baltimore and Annapolis (B&A) Trail runs over 13 paved miles from Arnold to Glen Burnie through mature hardwood
forests, active farmlands, and urban and suburban neighborhoods on the bed of the Old Baltimore and Annapolis Short Line
Railroad. There is an additional 12 mile trail that runs along BWI Airport that connects to the B&A Trail. Bring a bike or roller
blades, jog, or walk!
Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street
Annapolis, MD 21403 - (410) 295-0104
Learn all about Historic Maritime Annapolis at the Annapolis Maritime Museum located at the site of the former
McNasby Oyster Company in Eastport. There regularly are exibits on display, so check their web site to see what's going on!
Historic London Town & Gardens, 839 Londontown Road,
Edgewater, MD 21037 - (410) 222-1919
Historic London Town and Gardens is a twenty-three acre park located on the South River in Edgewater.
The late seventeenth and early eighteenth century town of London is currently being excavated on this site. Also featured
is the William Brown House, a National Historic Landmark house museum, an eight-acre woodland garden, the Richard Hill
Garden of native and imported medicinal plants, and a multi-purpose pavilion used for weddings and other special events.
Anne Arundel County Parks and Trails
A complete list of all parks within Anne Arundel County.
Downtown Annapolis and City Dock have a lot to see. Check out the boats on the dock that is referred to as
"Ego Alley", take a water-taxi ride, a tour boat, or just get some ice cream and relax on a bench overlooking the Chesapeake Bay.
Explore the many art galleries along Maryland Avenue and State Circle, and be sure to take a look at the historic homes along
the way. St. John's College is a beautiful campus to explore and seeing the US Naval Academy grounds is a must. When you get hungry
you will have plenty of options including amazing seafood, Italian, Sushi, Thai, Steaks, sandwiches, ice cream, pizza, and more.
Keep an eye on our "
Events" page for more information on upcoming events in Downtown
Sandy Point State Park, Route 50 at the Bay Bridge
Located right at the Bay Bridge, Sand Point State Park has big beaches and a scenic overlook of the Bay Bridge and Kent Island. Sand Point
hosts a variety of large scale events such as the Maryland Seafood Festival and the Chesapeake Bay Blues Festival. It is also where
"Lights on the Bay" is held every holiday season - A drive through winter wonderland! Be sure
to check this site for upcoming events at Sandy Point State Park.