St. Mary’s County

St. Mary’s County is a Chesapeake Bay destination brimming with history, outdoor fun, vibrant culture, and passionate people eager to share it all with you. Just a short drive from Washington, D.C., discover the mid-Atlantic’s best kept travel secret.

HSMC Maryland Dove sail 2Cradled by the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers and the Chesapeake Bay, St. Mary’s is a peninsula with a 500-mile shoreline to explore. With five water-based state parks, numerous waterways, hunting areas, and fishing opportunities, you’ll find what you’re looking for here in St. Mary’s County. The numerous water trails and woodlands provide abundant opportunities to fish, hunt, camp, and hike. Local species range from white-tailed deer to waterfowl and a variety of fresh and saltwater fish, making St. Mary’s County ideal for sportsmen of all skill levels. There is wide-open water, fast flowing rivers, serene tidal creeks, and even a fine freshwater trophy bass lake. If you’re a serious fisherman or just casting about for some fun, St. Mary’s can deliver. The many state parks and wildlife management areas also provide great hunting terrain.

Planning to visit St. Mary’s County? Check out their website for dining, lodging, shopping options, things to do, up-to-date events, and all the information you need to make your trip a success!

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Aside from a ton of fun events happening throughout the year, we have plenty of annual fishing and hunting events to make a trip to St. Mary’s County worthwhile.

Planning to visit St. Mary’s County? Check out their website for dining, lodging, shopping options, things to do, up-to-date events, and all the information you need to make your trip a success!

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St. Mary’s County is centrally located within the Mid-Atlantic Corridor and easy to get to. Less than an hour south of Washington, D.C., there are easy connections from Interstate 95. Once here, touring about the entire peninsula is just a matter of following the loop made up of Route 5 and Route 235. Stop by our Visitor Center for all the information you need about St. Mary’s County.

Planning to visit St. Mary’s County? Check out their website for dining, lodging, shopping options, things to do, up-to-date events, and all the information you need to make your trip a success!

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