North East, Maryland

North East, Maryland

Visiting North East


north-east-turkey-point-ligNorth East, Maryland is located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, on the Northeast River, about 50 miles from Baltimore and Philadelphia.  Northeast, settled prior to 1700 and incorporated in 1850, is rich in history.

North East is about 15 miles from Havre de Grace on Maryland’s Western Shore and about 12 miles from Chesapeake City on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Things to Do:

Main Street in downtown North East offers a selection of antique shops, stores, and restaurants.  St. Mary Anne’s Episcopal Church dates back to the 1700’s and the adjacent cemetery is one of the oldest in Maryland.

The North East Community Park is a nice place to enjoy a quite walk and scenic views. This 13 acre waterfront park offers walking paths, picnic tables, playgrounds, and restrooms. For more information on downtown attractions, the North East Chamber of Commerce website offers a nice interactive map of North East attractions and a downloadable “strolling guide.

Hart’s Amphitheater at Hart’s United Methodist Church, hosts a series of concerts and events throughout the year.  The Amphitheater is located next to the church, and has views of the Elk River.  Visit their website for a schedule of upcoming concerts.

The Upper Bay Museum, located in the North East Community Park on the banks of the Northeast River, is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the commercial and recreational hunter and houses a large collection of hunting and fishing memorabilia.  Open Saturdays 10:00 4:00 and Sundays Noon – 4:00, (generally) Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The Day Basket Factory, located at 714 S. Main Street, in North East prides itself in making 100% white oak baskets with some of the same tools that were used when the factory was established in 1876.  The factory is open for visitors, where you can see baskets being made and shop at the factory store.

Elk Neck State Park is located 10 miles south of North East.  Elk Neck State Park has 2,200 acres of lush waterfront forests, rustic cabins and campsites for tents, trailers, and motor homes.  The park has 10 miles of hiking trails, a sandy  beach, and miniature golf.  Turkey Point Lighthouse, one of the Chesapeake Bay’s oldest lighthouses in continuous operation, is also located within the park and is accessible from an easy 2 mile trail.  Visit the Elk Neck State Park website for more information.


North East Area Hotels


Comfort Inn and Suites
Every oversized room is pleasantly decorated and equipped with either one king or two queen beds and a spacious sitting area. Business travelers can take advantage of our voice mail system and complimentary wireless Internet access. The hotel offers an indoor pool, spa and exercise facility. Guests will enjoy a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, including hot fresh waffles, with their stay. See rates.


Best Western North East Inn
The Best Western North East Inn offers spacious guest rooms as well as suites for guests who prefer more luxurious accommodations. Each beautifully-appointed guest room features a microwave, refrigerator, cable satellite television with HBO and high-speed Internet access. Hotel amenities include a delicious complimentary continental breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, hot tub, an exercise facility and guest laundry. See rates.


Holiday Inn Express North East
Seventy-one guest rooms, twenty-two suites.  Outdoor swimming pool, complimentary breakfast.  I-95, exit 100.  See rates.


North East Area Bed & Breakfasts


Nautical setting, Harbor view, and waterside accommodations.  Everything sailing with a bit of power boating.  Delicious full breakfast.


North East Vacation Rentals



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