Things to Do in Southern Maryland

Southern Maryland is a beautiful area offering a vast amount of recreation!  From boating on the Patuxent River, Potomace River or Chesapeake Bay and golfing at one of SOMDs golf courses, to historic sites such as St Mary's City, Solomons and natural beauty found at nearly every turn, Southern Maryland has it all!  Please bear with me as this is under construction, but I hope to have a very useful resource when all is said and done.  If you are planning on visiting Southern Maryland, relocating to Charles, Saint Marys or Calvert County, or planning on selling your property, I think this list of links will be useful.  And, please provide any input - I always appreciate feedback and assistance!




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Beautiful Piney Point Lighthouse, on the Potomac River

Piney Point Lighthouse - what a beautiful location in Saint Mary's County, MD


Take a quick sneak peak of the park from the air in this aerial video.


Saint Mary's County, and All of Southern Maryland are rich in history and a great place to live!


Parks and Rec Centers in St Mary's County, MD


Point Lookout State Park

 11175 Point Lookout Road / Scotland, MD  20687

301-872-5389 Peninsula on the Chesapeake Bay and Potomace River
Greenwell State Park 25450 Rosedale Manor Ln / Hollywood, MD  20636 301-373-9775 596 Acres on the Patuxent River
Newtowne Neck State Park Newtowne Neck Road (Rt 243) / Leonardtown, MD  20650 301-872-5688 776 Acres Surrounded by Breton Bay, St Clements Bay and the Potomace River

St Clements Island State Park

38370 Point Breeze Road / Colton's Point, MD  20626 301-872-5389 40 Acres on the Potomac River
St Mary's River State Park Indian Bridge Road / Lexington Park, MD  20653 301-872-5688 2200 Acres on the St Mary's River
Cardinal Gibbons Park 48913 Seaside View Road / Ridge, MD  20680 301-475-4200 x1800 15 Acres
Carver Recreation Center 47382 Lincoln Avenue / Lexington Park, MD  20653 301-475-4200 x1800 Multi-Purpose Building for Youth Afterschool Programs
Cecil Park 19241 Saint George's Church Road / Valley Lee, MD  20692 301-475-4200 x1800 60 Acres
Chancellor's Run Regional Park 21905 Chancellor's Run Road / Great Mills, MD  20634 240-434-6669 80 Acres
Chaptico Park 26600 Budd's Creek Road / Mechanicsville, MD  20659 301-475-4200 x1800 250 Acres
Dorsey Memorial Park 24275 Hollywood Road / Leonardtown, MD  20650 301-475-4200 x1800 79 Acres
Elms Beach Park 19350 Back Door Road / Lexington Park, MD  20653 301-475-4200 x1800  
Fifth District Park 37880 New Market Turner Road / Mechanicsville, MD  20659 301-475-4200 x1800 78 Acres
Hollywood Soccer Complex 44345 Joy Chapel Road / Hollywood, MD  20636 301-475-4200 x1800 6 Acres
Jarboesville Park 21474 Williams Drive / Lexington Park, MD  20653 301-475-4200 x1800 5 Acres
John G Lancaster Park 21550 Willows Road / Lexington Park, MD  20653 301-475-4200 x1800

47 Acres

Laurel Ridge Park 38425 Golden Beach Road / Mechanicsville, MD  20659 301-475-4200 x1800 6.5 Acres
Leonard Hall Recreational Center 23145 Leonard Hall Drive / Leonardtown, MD  20650 301-475-4200 x1800 Indoor Athletic Facility
John Bagget Park at Laurel Grove 26929 Three Notch Road / Mechanicsville, MD  20659 301-475-4200 x1800 43 Acres
Margaret Brent Recreational Center 29679 Point Lookout Road / Helen, MD  20659 301-475-4200 x1800 Hosts basketball and volleyball league fames and practices.
Miedzinski Park 23145 Leonard Hall Drive / Leonardtown, MD  20650 301-475-4200 x1800 5 Acres
Myrtle Point Park 24050 Patuxent Blvd / California, MD  20619 301-475-4200 x1800 192 Acres
Nicolet Park 21777 Bunker Hill Drive / Lexington Park, MD  20653 301-475-4200 x1800 35 Acres
Piney Point Lighthouse Park 44701 Lighthouse Road / Piney Point, MD  20674 301-769-2222 7 Acres
Seventh District Park 23035 Colton Point Road / Bushwood, MD  20618 301-475-4200 x1800 64 Acres
St Andrews Estates Park 44110 St Andrew's Lane / California, MD  20619 301-475-4200 x1800 4 Acres
St Clement's Island Museum 38370 Point Breeze Road / Colton's Point, MD  20626 301-769-2222  
Three Notch Trail   301-475-4200 x1811 When completed, this will be a 28 mile recreational trails, from south of Hughesville to Lexington Park.
Town Creek Park 45805 Dent Drive / Lexington Park, MD  20653 301-475-4200 x1800 2.5 Acres


Saint Clements Island on the Potomac

Saint Clements Island - Saint Mary's County


One of my personal favorite areas in Southern Maryland is Coltons Point... it is charming, the waterfront is beautiful and it has that old-time community feel.


Right off the point, about a mile or into the Potomac, sets Saint Clements Island.  Rich in history, significant to Maryland and our Country in a big way.  Home of "The Blessing of the Fleet" and accessible by boat, visit on the weekends and shuttle over to this beautiful Saint Mary'a County historic island.




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Calvert County Parks & Rec


American Chestnut Land Trust

676 Double Oak Road / Prince Frederick, MD 20678


Self-guided hiking trails, guided canoe trips and many activities all on 3,000 acres.

Annmarie Garden

13480 Dowell Road / Solomons, MD 20688


Enjoy walking paths, gift shop, gallery shows, sculptures and beautiful gardens in Solomons, MD!

Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary

2880 Grays Road / Prince Frederick, MD 20678


A 100-acre sanctuary with bald cypress trees, a nature trail, and a Nature Center with live animals!

Breezy Point Beach

Breezy Point Road / Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732


Bay-front campgrounds and park with swimming and fishing. The campgrounds include a bathhouse as well as restrooms.

Calvert Cliffs

9500 H.G. Trueman Road / Lusby, MD 20657


Located on the Chesapeake Bay - go for hikes, look for fossils or enjoy a picnic on the beach!

Chesapeake Bay Railway

4079 Gordon Stinnett Avenue / Chesapeake Beach 20732


A trail located by the abandoned Chesapeake Beach Railway with scenic views of marsh, forest and wildlife.

Chesapeake Hills Golf Course

11352 H.G. Trueman Road / Lusby, MD 20657


18-hole golf course that is close to Solomons. The course also has a driving range, pro shop, lessons and a grill.

Flag Ponds Nature Park

1525 Flag Ponds Parkway / Lusby, MD 20657


Bring your family and your pets to the park! Enjoy hiking, fossil hunting, wildlife exhibits and the beach!

Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum

10515 Mackall Road / St. Leonard, MD 20685


70+ archaeological sites, tour exhibits, gift shop, trails, kayaking and a research facility (Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory). Pets are welcome.

Kings Landing Park

3255 Kings Landing Road / Huntingtown, MD 20678


260 acre park on the Patuxent River with pastures, woodland and wetland. The park also has a swimming pool and horse ring.

Mellomar Golf Park

6215 Scaggs Road / Owings, MD 20736


9-hole golf course. The course also has pull and golf carts, a driving range and lessons.

Parkers Creek Preserve

Scientists Cliffs Road / Port Republic 20676


Self-guided and guided hiking trails throughout the year and canoe rides. Pets are welcome on the hiking trails!

Twin Shields Golf Club

2425 Roarty Road / Dunkirk, MD 20754


18-hole golf course with rolling terrain. Course has water and large trees.

Wetlands Overlook Park

4020 11th Street / North Beach, MD 20714


Observe the wildlife and migratory fowl of the wetlands. The park is pet friendly and has a pier as well as two gazebos



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Charles County Parks & Rec

Bensville Park

6980 Bensville Road / White Plains, MD


Enjoy soccer, football, baseball and the playgrounds at the Bensville Park!

Bryantown Sports Complex

5665 Bryantown Road / Waldorf, MD


Located at the Route 5 / Bryantown Road Intersection - 15 soccer fields, concessions, rest rooms and picnic areas!

Cedarville State Forest

10201 Bee Oak Road / Brandywine, MD


19.5 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails. Go camping, hunting and fishing, or enjoy the fish hatchery in the visitor center!

Chapel Point State Park

Chapel Point Road / Port Tobacoo, MD


82-acre park on the Port Tobacco River! Enjoy kayaking, fishing and hunting!

Chapman State Park

3452 Ferry Place / Indian Head, MD


Guided nature walks, special guests and children’s activities. Year-round access to the park.

Charlie Wright Park

101 Dr. Mitchell Lane / Indian Head, MD


Enjoy the park’s soccer fields, little league baseball fields and a practice football area.

Chicamuxen Wildlife Management Area

Myrtle Grove Work Center


381 acres of a Civil War encampment. Enjoy the hiking trails and look for bald eagles!

Doncaster Demonstration Forest

Route 6


13 miles of trails and woods for you and your family to enjoy the outdoors! Go hiking, hunting, horseback riding or biking!

Friendship Farm Park

4705 Friendship Landing Road / Nanjemoy, MD


235-acre park with a little something for everyone! Enjoy nature trails, wildlife observations, playing baseball, canoeing, or fishing - no license required!

Gilbert Run Park

13140 Charles Street / Charlotte Hall, MD


180-acre park with nature trails, pavilions, playgrounds and piers for fishing. Enjoy Wheatley Lake, a 60-acre lake with bass, bluegill, trout and catfish!

Indian Head Rail Trail



13 miles of paved trails through undeveloped areas. Parking is available in Indian Head and White Plains.

Laurel Springs Regional Park

5940 Radio Station Road / La Plata, MD


Enjoy the 2.6 mile natural trail or bring your children to the playground! Sports fields are available for permit use only.

Mallows Bay Park

1440 Wilson Landing Road / Nanjemoy, MD


One of the largest “sunken ship graveyards” in North America! Mallows Bay Park has 169 wooden ships from World War 1.

Maxwell Hall Park

6680 Maxwell Hall Drive / Hughesville, MD


This park is great for equestrians and hikers! Enjoy different types of trails and courses with a view of the beautiful Patuxent River.

Myrtle Grove Wildlife Management Area

Myrtle Grove Work Center


1,723 acres of forests and fields! Enjoy bird watching and a 23 acre lake stocked full of large-mouthed bass.

Oak Ridge Park

13675 Oaks Road / Hughesville, MD


Tons of recreational activities for all different walks of life! Enjoy equestrian trails, pavilions and playgrounds.

Pisgah Park

6645 Mason Springs Road / La Plata, MD


Enjoy a paved 7 mile bike path, picnic pavilion and playground right in La Plata!

Pursue State Park

Route 301 south to Route 225 west


90-acres on the Potomac River. Enjoy searching for fossils, hunting, fishing, bird watching and looking for shark’s teeth!

Smallwood State Park

2750 Sweden Point Road / Marbury, MD


628-acres full of fishing, piercs, camping, boat launches, bass tournaments and even a restored home of Revolutionary War General William Smallwood.

Southern Park

15884 Wilson Road / Issue, MD


Enjoy picnicking, ball fields, tennis courts, fishing and a playground with a gorgeous view of the Potomac River.

Robert D. Stethem Memorial Sports Complex

4250 Piney Church Road / Waldorf, MD


Athletic fields available by permit only! Ten little and big league baseball fields, football area, and a playground are all offered!

Ruth B. Swann Memorial Park

3100 Ruth B. Swann Drive / Bryans Road, MD


Enjoy hiking the 2.4 mile trail throughout the woodland by the Potomac River. Different types of sports fields are available as well.

Turkey Hill Park

9430 Turkey Hill Road / La Plata, MD


Enjoy trails, football and soccer fields, and picnic pavilions. Turkey Hill Park is a dog-friendly park!

White Plains Regional Park

1015 St. Charles Parkway / White Plains, MD


A dog park, 18-hole golf course, tennis courts and playground! All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations. Athletic fields are available by permit only.



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