Tuesday December 1, 2020
First thing you’ll notice about Kent Island in Queen Anne’s County Md will be the exhilarating water views! Surrounded by the Chesapeake Bay and many smaller bays, this island town features beautiful natural habitats, abundant wildlife, 157 miles of shoreline and a unique charm all its own.
Once you’ve crossed the Chesapeake Bay Bridge you’ve entered Kent Island, consisting of two incorporated towns – Stevensville and Chester. Our homeowners in Stevensville appreciate the lifestyle benefits of living on Kent Island which features much more than spectacular water views:
- Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center – 510-acre wildlife preserve where you can kayak and enjoy miles of woodlands and meadows.
- Terrapin Nature Park – beach access, walking trails, views, and picnic areas. Cyclists can pick up the Cross-Island Trail or the South Island Trail from this location.
- Paul Reed Smith Guitars – one of the world’s premier guitar and amplifier manufacturers is located right in Stevensville! Pre-COVID-19 you could take a 90-minute factory tour. Put that on your bucket list for a future outing!
- Blackwater Distilling – Known as the ‘wettest’ state during Prohibition, Maryland has a rich and deep history of producing high quality whiskey. “Swamp lighting” was made in stills all along the Chesapeake. Today, Blackwater Distilling celebrates that history with distinctive spirits available at their Tavern and Distillery. Another bucket-list tour for your 2021 calendar.
- Mark Cascia Vineyards – this family owned waterfront vineyard in Stevensville produces premium red, white and dessert wines.
- Historic Christ Church and Cray House – Christ Church, located in Matapeake (Stevensville Historic District), dates to 1880 and was one of 30 original parishes in Maryland and is currently serving as a Lutheran church. Cray House, one of the most unique structures still standing on Kent Island, was built in 1809. It is a “rare example of post-and-plank construction” and is a small two-room home in which Nora Cray, a widow, lived and raised her three children.
- Blue Heron Golf Course - 18-hole public course; one of the Top Ten Short Courses in America.
- Kent Narrows – home to great live music, tiki’s, sunset cruises, and, of course, delicious seafood.
Life on Kent Island is a unique experience. A blending of suburban and island life, there’s something for everyone to enjoy about this slower-paced lifestyle with an unmatched combination of charm, tranquility, and convenience. We look forward to exploring it with you!