Visiting Rock Hall, MD
In Colonial times, travelers from Annapolis arrived at Rock Hall via ferry (George Washington and Thomas Jefferson took this route to Philadelphia). Today, with 15 marinas, Rock Hall is a favorite destination for pleasure boaters.
Rock Hall visitors have a variety of dining, recreation, and shopping options. Be sure to visit the old fashioned soda fountain at Durding’s Store.
Rock Hall’s small but pleasant public beach offers a nice expanse of sand that is protected for swimming by a breakwater. The view of the Bay from the beach is very nice.
The Waterman’s Museum, featuring exhibits on oystering, crabbing, and fishing, is located on MD 20 in Rock Hall, next to Haven Harbor Marina. The museum includes historic photos, local carvings, and a reproduction of a shanty house.
Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge
If you continue about 8 miles south of Rock Hall, you will arrive at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. The ENNWR includes 1,000 acres of brackish marsh, 600 acres of cropland, 500 acres of forest, 100 acres of grassland and 40 acres of open water impoundments.
The refuge is open to visitors and has hiking trails, an observation tower, picnic tables, public fishing areas, and a car-top boat launching area. (It is strongly suggested that you use insect repellent while visiting the refuge).
Friday night sailing races are held throughout the summer and fall seasons. The races start at 6:00pm at the Huntingfield Light outside of Rock Hall Harbor. If you would like to participate in the races, forms and additional information are available at local Rock Hall marinas or online.
Places to Stay
Rock Hall has one motel, the Mariners Motel, and several inns and bed & breakfasts.
Rock Hall Inns and Bed & Breakfasts:
The Black Duck Inn and Dockside Cafe – 21906 Chesapeake Ave. Rock Hall, Md. Overlooks Rock Hall harbor. Complimentary dockage for guests arriving by boat.
The High Tide Inn– 20828 Rock Hall Ave. Rock Hall, Md. Next door to Haven Harbour Marina and within walking distance of downtown.
Inn at Huntingfield Creek – 4928 Eastern Neck Road. Rock Hall, Md. Located on an historic waterfront farm estate.
Osprey Point Inn, Restaurant and Marina– 20786 Rock Hall Ave. Rock Hall, Md. 30 acre waterfront property with Inn, marina, and gourmet restaurant.
Inn at Swan Haven – 20950 Rock Hall Ave. Waterfront Inn. Walking distance to downtown.
Tallulah’s on Main – 5720 Main Street. Rock Hall, Md. Located on Main Street, close to restaurants and shops.
Rock Hall Vacation Rentals
- “Lighthouse” Rental in Rock Hall – Three bedroom, 3 bath home with wrap-around deck. Has elevator.
- Two Bedroom Rock Hall Cottage – Two bedrooms, 1 bath home located close to Rock Hall beach.
- Two Bedroom Cottage – Two bedroom, one bath Rock Hall cottage.
- More Rock Hall Area Vacation Rentals – More available rental properties.
Rock Hall Links
Rock Hall Events – Upcoming events scheduled for the Rock Hall area.
www.rockhallmd.com: provided by the local Office of Tourism.
Kent County Office of Tourism: information on nearby sites.
Tolchester Beach Revisited: A museum about an amusement park from days gone by.
Friday Night Sailing: Race results and registration information.
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