Southern Maryland is a region of the state that encompasses Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s counties on the Western side of the Chesapeake Bay. With more than a thousand miles of shoreline, this area has a rich maritime history, fossil-laden cliffs, sandy beaches, and quaint villages. No matter where your interests lie, you will find a plethora of activities ranging from boating and fishing to sunbathing, shopping, and dining. This area is home to an archeological conservation lab and a Naval Air Station, and an abundance of ancient fossils. For water lovers, there is incredible kayaking, sailing, fishing, and crabbing, as well as a blossoming food scene. The staff at your local car dealership in Southern Maryland is so proud to call this area home, and we want you to experience everything that our beautiful little corner of the world has to offer. Whether you are here for a visit or have roots dating back generations, there is always something new to discover!
Hunt for ancient shark teeth at Flag Ponds Nature Park or Calvert Cliffs State Park, or spend an afternoon discovering hidden art in trees and trunks at the Annmarie Sculpture Garden and Arts Center in Solomons. Continue your day in nature with a trip to the Patuxent Adventure Center (PAC Adventures), and enjoy a stunningly beautiful river paddle, known as McIntosh Run. For a genuinely unique Chesapeake Bay experience, take a Southern Maryland lighthouse tour from Cove Point and Drum Point to Piney Point and Point Lookout, some of which are allegedly haunted. If you would like to get some exercise, stretch your legs on the Chesapeake Beach Rail Trail in Northern Calvert County or the Three Notch Trail, which runs south from Hughesville (in Charles County) to Lexington Park (to the Patuxent River Naval Air Station). Cecil’s Old Mill in California, Maryland is the home to St. Mary’s County Art Association and retains its original water wheel as well as a display of other local artifacts. Visit the Calvert Marine Museum on Solomon’s Island, where you may get to witness a sea ray hatch from its pod! Stick around for a first-class sunset and the freshest Chesapeake Bay seafood around. Southern Maryland is a place where both the tides and the good times roll, and Waldorf Ford wants you to experience all of it!