1305 Dock Street residents: looking to get away and explore this upcoming Labor Day Weekend?
Here are some lesser known places to travel to in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, for a perfect weekend getaway! Please remember to follow COVID courtesies!
Celebrate the End of Summer Right Here in Maryland
Here are some Labor Day Weekend travel destinations you can enjoy right here in Maryland, aside from the obvious OCMD:
Deep Creek Lake is just a 3-hour drive from 1305 Dock Street. The site is known for its boating, tubing, fishing, kayaking, rafting, paddle boarding, and jet skiing. The various state parks in the area have biking and hiking trails. And don’t miss out on the stunning views of their greenery, mountains, and waterfalls! Get your daily dose of vitamin sea this Labor Day weekend by sunbathing or swimming in the water.
Some popular eateries include: Lakeside Creamery, with their homemade ice cream, Brenda’s Pizzeria, Dutch’s at Silver Tree, an astounding seafood restaurant, and Trader’s Coffee House, known for their breakfast.
Click here, to look for vacation rentals in the area. There are lakefront, luxurious, and/or pet-friendly options available.
Solomon’s Island is a 1 hour and 45-minute drive from 1305 Dock Street. This local hotspot is the perfect destination for river and water activities, such as boating, fishing, kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding. Nearby, there is Calvert Cliffs State Park, which has over 13 miles of hiking trails. We recommend that you stop and witness the unique fossils and landscape. If you can, stay for the beautiful sunset,
Some popular restaurants and eateries on Solomon’s Island are: The Lighthouse Restaurant and Dockbar (known for their Orange Crush), Kingfisher Seafood, Lotus Kitchen, specializing in homemade coffee and key lime pie, and of course, Cone Island Ice Cream Shop.
Rock Hall, or the “Pearl of the Chesapeake,” is a 1 hour and 50-minute drive from 1305 Dock Street. This small-town on the Eastern Shore is known for its sailing, boating, and kayaking. There are also scenic hiking and biking trails. If interested, you can go horseback riding or bird-watching. We recommend that you walk into town and visit Rock Hall’s Riverarts to support local artists and artisans.
Start your morning at Java Rock. Then, continue your sofishticated weekend at Waterman’s Crab House and Dock Bar or at the Wheelhouse Restaurant. The Inn at Osprey Point is an upscale dining option, that serves delectable cuisine with fresh and locally-sourced ingredients.
The perfect place to stay is the Inn at Huntington Creek, with complimentary kayaks, bikes, and a salt water pool to relax, or swim, in.
St. Michael’s is a 1 hour and 40-minute drive, from 1305 Dock Street. St. Michael’s harbor and marina is perfect for boating, kayaking, and paddle boarding. Witness the stunning water views and greenery on various biking and hiking trails. Furthermore, this historic destination is riddled with charming boutiques, museums, and galleries.
Check out this guide with everything St. Michael’s here.
Seek to Sea More in Virginia
Shenandoah National Park in Virginia is a 3-hour drive from 1305 Dock Street. But, it’s must-see. Shenandoah’s magical views and whimsical wildlife will allow you to reconnect with Mother Nature. There are over 500 miles of hiking trails for adventure and exploration. Before hiking, please read the park’s safety regulations and guidelines here. You can also witness and view wildlife and the stunning night sky. Drive along the Skyline Drive, to get a better look at the landscape.
Get Into the Water in West Virginia
Celebrate the end of summer at Harper’s Ferry:
Historical Harper’s Ferry bordering West Virginia, Virginia, and Maryland is a 1-hour drive from 1305 Dock Street. This quaint, historic town is known for its exhibits, museums, and battlegrounds. The preserved architecture and roads is like stepping back-in-time. This old-time escape offers expansive hiking and biking trails, where you can witness wildlife and nature. Travel down to the Potomac River to go fishing, canoeing, kayaking, and whitewater rafting.
Leap Back in Time in Lancaster, PA
Pennsylvania’s Dutch Country is a 1 hour and 30-minute drive, from 1305 Dock Street. Lancaster County is perfect for exploring Amish lifestyle, buggy rides, and more! Did you know there’s also kayaking, canoeing, tubing, fishing, and boating? The scenic biking and hiking trails make for a perfect adventure. Lancaster County is also rich in countryside culture and history, so there are plenty of museums and exhibits.
View this blog, for a list of local eateries that follow COVID-19 protocols and regulations.
Dela-Who? That’s right, you can even venture into this small wonder.
This favorite beach and town is a 2 hour and 30-minute drive from 1305 Dock Street. Rehoboth Beach has it all, from shopping, dining, and activities. The beach is great for sunbathing, swimming, and/or simply relaxing. The town also has quaint, local shops…with no sales tax! At the Rehoboth Beach or Bay, you can go parasailing, kayaking, canoeing, jet skiing, boating, and/or fishing. At night, you can stroll down the Boardwalk.
Locals enjoy Salt Air Kitchen, the Blue Moon, Back Porch Cafe, Cafe Azafran, and Dogfish Head Brewing & Eats. You need to stop by the coveted Ice Cream Store, with over 100 flavors of homemade ice cream.
No time to head out of town? This upcoming Labor Day Weekend, you can also enjoy a picnic in the park. Check out our previous blog, It’s A Walk In The Park! In the post, there are a few local parks that are perfect for exploration.Please remember to follow COVID courtesies and we wish you an enjoyable and safe Labor Day Weekend.