Hidden Gems of Anne Arundel and St.Mary’s County

Anne Arundel and St.Mary’s County have few things in common. They’re both located along the Chesapeake Bay, they’ve both been home to Maryland’s state capital, and they’re full of fun adventures. Discover these hidden gems of these Chesapeake Bay cities!

The Chickens Of Downtown Annapolis

Downtown Annapolis is clucking with chickens! In 2012 downtown Annapolis restaurants worked closely with the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County to create a campaign that inspires upcoming creative thinkers around Annapolis. Take a picture in front of the chicken of your choice, use #Cluck4Art, and post to Instagram.

 

Mission Escape

Are you ready to escape? Mission Escape Room is an interactive, fun entertainment concept. It is a real-life escape experience designed for small groups of 1-12 people. Your mission is simple: work together as a team, testing your wits and skills, to escape from a locked room in 50 minutes or less.

Capital SUP

There’s a new sensation hitting water towns like Annapolis and St.Mary’s City. Stand up paddleboarding (SUP) swept across the Chesapeake Bay Region a few years ago and shows no sign of slowing down. Head to Capital SUP in Annapolis for SUP lessons, yoga, and fitness!

Piney Point Lighthouse

Known as the oldest lighthouse on the Potomac, Piney Point Lighthouse Museum and Historic Park include a picnic area, kayak launch, a boardwalk, pier and sandy beach. The museum details the area’s history and also includes an exhibit of the World War II Black Panther German submarine, which lies just offshore in an area designated as the state’s first Historic Shipwreck Dive Preserve.

Ladybugs Alive

Ladybugs Alive is a nature-based “I Spy” scavenger hunt maze of over 15,000 sunflowers, perfect for all ages. Butterflies, birds, and blossoms of all types abound.