5 Of The Best Outdoor Activities In Rock Hall

sunset on chesapeake bay

One of the best features of the Maryland Eastern Shore is its unparalleled natural beauty. When you spend the day outside here, you’ll encounter wild marshes, serene waters, fascinating wildlife, picturesque sunsets, and more. When you visit the eastern shore, stay at Inn at Huntingfield Creek. This gorgeous, charming inn is close to all of the most popular outdoor activities in Rock Hall, MD. 

There are so many wonderful things to see and do in The Pearl of the Chesapeake, also known as Rock Hall. To learn more, refer to our  Vacation Guide. It contains information about the area’s best restaurants, events, attractions, and more. Plus, it’s free! 

Here is the Vacation Guide

Must-Do Outdoor Activities in Rock Hall, MD

1. Explore Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Only a 9-minute drive from Inn at Huntingfield Creek. 

The Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge is a vast park that sits on a gorgeous 2286-acre island. Year-round, this refuge provides an array of outdoor activities. During your visit here, you can go birding and fishing. You might catch a glimpse of a bald eagle or reel in striped bass. You can also crabbing, biking, and hiking. 

2. Adventure Along the Chester River

Kayaking on a Quiet Cove on the Chesapeake Bay

Only a 5-minute drive from Inn at Huntingfield Creek. 

Rock Hall is part of Kent County, which sits on a peninsula with the Chester River on one side of it, and it flows into the Chesapeake Bay. Embrace your adventurous side and embark on a kayaking trip down the Chester River. Chester River Kayak Adventures offers kayak rentals, as well as guided tours. As you cruise down the river, keep your eyes peeled for osprey and heron! 

3. Hit the Beach

Only a 10-minute drive from Inn at Huntingfield Creek. 

If you want to sink your toes in the sand and take a refreshing dip in the water, head to Rock Hall Beach. This quaint beach is part of Ferry Park, which once used to be a ferry landing across from the city of Baltimore before the Chesapeake Bay Bridge was built. Rock Beach provides thoughtful amenities so you can enjoy a fun-filled day there, including shaded pavilions, picnic tables, and BBQ grills. 

4. Experience the Bay by Boat

Only a 6-minute drive from Inn at Huntingfield Creek.

Sailboat in St Michaels Maryland

If you want to get up close and personal with the magnificent Chesapeake Bay, hop aboard a boat and set sail. There’s an array of boating options available in Rock Hall, including charter boats and sunset cruises. One of our favorite local charter companies is Blue Crab Chesapeake Sailing Charters. They’ve been hosting sailing cruises for over 20 years and will give you an award-winning experience that is sure to be the highlight of your trip to the Maryland Eastern Shore. Their most popular attraction is their Sunset Cruise, but they also feature special excursions, such as their Cruise-n-Crabcake, Destination Cruises, and Wedding Cruises. 

Here at Inn at Huntingfield Creek, we love being out on the water so much, that we’ve paired up with Blue Crab Chesapeake Sailing Charters and created a special Adventurer Package just for you. The package includes a 90-minute cruise with a delicious picnic basket lunch for you to enjoy aboard to ship. During your journey, take in the views of the gorgeous scenery and breathe in the salty sea air. Then, end the evening with a crab feast for two at Waterman’s Crab House.

5. Feel the Breeze on a Bike Ride

Because the Maryland Eastern Shore is very rural and flat, biking is a beloved activity in the area. Our local roads and paths are lightly trafficked, which makes bicycling easy and safe. Whether you prefer a relaxed ride on a cruiser or strenuous mountain biking, our area has something for you. Bike riding route maps are available for your use at Inn at Huntingfield Creek. When you’re here, you can enjoy great riding any time of year!

Make Inn at Huntingfield Creek Your Home Base

If you want to stay near all of the best things to see and do in the area, including the outdoor activities in Rock Hall listed above, then you must stay at Inn at Huntingfield Creek. Our inn is located just a few minutes away from the center of town, where you’ll find fantastic seafood restaurants, charming boutique shops, breathtaking waterfront views, and more! 

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Inn at Huntingfield Creek provides top-notch accommodations and amenities, including in-house guest rooms, as well as private cottages. Our cottages are fully-furnished and offer you the coziness and privacy you desire for an intimate getaway. Each cottage features spacious living areas, fully-functioning kitchens, and private outdoor areas. Plus, some are even pet-friendly! Are you ready to visit the Maryland Eastern Shore? Check our availability and start planning your trip today. 

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