Springtime Activities Around Kent Island

 

Longing to live a life where there’s plenty for the entire family to do outside?  Residents on Maryland’s Kent Island and Eastern Shore easily balance their charming, low-key lifestyle with an abundance of active recreational pursuits.

Here are some ideas for your next day or weekend adventure:

Explore the natural beauty of Kent Island on the Cross Island Trail. Cross Island is a rail trail occupying a section of the abandoned Queen Anne’s Railroad corridor.  This tree lined park spans 9.2 miles from the Terrapin Nature Area to Kent Narrows.  

South Island Trail, also in Stevensville, is a 7-mile paved trail that runs parallel to Route 8.  Beginning at Matapeake State Park and ending at Romancoke Fishing Pier.

If history is your jam, you’re in the right place! As the first permanent English settlement in Maryland, Kent Island will provide a wealth of opportunity to explore the area’s rich heritage.

Check out the Stevensville Train Depot, dating back to 1902, and other historic buildings found throughout Stevensville’s Arts and Entertainment District.

When in Easton, Md. make time to see the Talbot Historical Society which explores the special culture of life lived on land and the water. You can easily spend an entire day here learning about the history of Talbot County which dates back to 1634.  The Talbot Historical Society is a campus featuring the Mary Jenkins House, The James Neall House, The Hill Research Center and The Gardens.  

If you’re looking for some fun on the water, Kent Narrows Public Landing is a great location for boaters looking to cruise east towards Queenstown, north toward Rock Hall or out into the open waters of the Chesapeake Bay.

Stop by and visit us in one of our area new home communities when you’re out and about.  We’d love to hear about your adventures and discoveries!