North East, Maryland

North East, Maryland

Visiting North East


North East, Maryland is located on the North East River, about 50 miles from Baltimore and Philadelphia.

Located at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, the town 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, located on Main Street, dates back to the 1700’s and the adjacent cemetery is one of the oldest in Maryland.

The Cecil County, Maryland tourism website is a good source of information on attractions, shopping and dining in downtown North East and nearby areas.

Community Park

The North East Community Park is a nice place to enjoy a quite walk and scenic views. This 10 acre waterfront park offers walking paths, picnic tables, playgrounds, and restrooms. 

Upper Bay Museum

The Upper Bay Museum, located in the North East Community Park on the banks of the North East River, is dedicated to preserving the heritage of the Upper Bay area and houses a large collection of hunting, boating, and fishing memorabilia. Open Friday – Sunday, noon to 4:00 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Museum admission is free. Visit the museum website to confirm hours of operation.

Elk Neck State Park

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

Kayaking and SUPs

Explore the North East River with a kayak or SUP (stand up paddleboard) rental from Bay Venture Outfitters. They have on-site rentals at their waterfront location on W. Church Point Road, or you can make arrangements to have kayaks or SUPs delivered to another location.

North East Area Hotels

Comfort Inn and Suites
Complimentary breakfast, indoor pool.

Best Western North East Inn
Rooms have microwave, refrigerator, and high-speed Internet access. Complimentary continental breakfast, indoor swimming pool, guest laundry.

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

North East Area Bed & Breakfasts

North Bay Bed & Breakfast – Nautical setting, Harbor view, and waterside accommodations.  Everything sailing with a bit of power boating.  Delicious full breakfast.

North East Vacation Rentals


Additional Resources

North East Travel Reviews and Hotel Deals – Read traveler reviews and search for the best deals at

North East Area Vacation Rentals – Find a vacation home at

North East Chamber of Commerce – Good source of information about North East attractions and events.

Elk Neck State Park – Located 10 miles south of North East.

Cecil County Tourism Department – Information on North East and attractions nearby.

Aerial Flyover of North East – Drone video footage of North East, MD.