Patuxent Wine Trail
Explore the wine trails that sprung up around the birthplace of Maryland.
Cove Point Winery
Just as the nearby Cove Point Lighthouse has guided mariners for nearly two centuries, the Cove Point Winery serves as a beacon for a modern generation of discerning wine aficionados. Serving up an intriguing menu of fruit and dessert wines, Cove Point Winery truly captures the flavor of Chesapeake country.
Fridays Creek Winery
Capitalizing on their rich, fertile soil and the stately old tobacco barn that has been converted to a tasting room, Fridays Creek Winery offers premium wines in a warm, comfortable environment.
Perigeaux Vineyards and Winery
The Wine. The View. The Moment. Three essential ingredients that meld exquisitely to make Perigeaux Vineyards Winery an unforgettable addition to Maryland’s burgeoning wine scene. Perigeaux takes its name from a small village in France where Mark Flemming, one of the owners, lived and studied wine making.
Port of Leonardtown Winery
It’s hard to believe Port of Leonardtown has been with us for less than a decade, because in that time, they’ve quickly staked a name as one of the nation’s finest new wineries. Harnessing the growing power of a collective of Southern Maryland growers, Port of Leonardtown has made a habit of producing double-gold winners like their unforgettable Barbera Reserve 2015 and mind-blowing Old Line Red, a wine truly worthy of Maryland’s Old Line mantle.
Running Hare Vineyard
Spread luxuriously across 300 acres of ideal, Southern Maryland soil, a trip to Running Hare is one not soon to be forgotten. With its neo-Tuscan architecture, crisp whites, and rich, complex reds, a trip to Running Hare can feel like slipping into the Italian countryside.
Solomons Island Winery
You’ve probably got some vivid ideas about island living, but let us add one more: amazing wines. Solomons Island Winery’s tasting room right next to the island pier is a perfect place to toast a sunset. Don’t miss out on their exceptional, small-batch wines.
Thanksgiving Farm Winery
With wines produced exclusively from their own meticulously cultivated grapes, the wines of Thanksgiving Farm Vineyards & Winery are a labor of love that match the finest, European-style dry wines. Bring home a bottle for your table and make every meal a Thanksgiving feast.
Bring a Kayak or canoe. With so many great opportunities to paddle along the Patuxent Wine Trail, you won’t’ regret it.
Explore Maryland’s maritime traditions, come face-to-jaws with a 37 foot-long megalodon shark recreation, and meet Calvert, Chessie-Grace, and Chumley, the Calvert Marine Museum's adorable river otters.
Dig for fossils including 23 million-year-old megalodon shark teeth at Calvert Cliffs, a remarkably beautiful park on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay.
Bid on dozens of Amish quilts and other hand-stitched and hand-made items at this traditional Amish auction in St. Mary's.
After exploring the beautiful scenery and amazing wineries of the Patuxent Wine Trail, make a left and head up the Potomac to National Harbor. This beautiful getaway on the shores of the Potomac is home to destination shopping, great nightlife, the giant Capital Wheel, and the MGM National Harbor Casino.
The Maryland Colony was founded by the Calvert family in 1634. The settlers arrived from England on two tiny ships, the Arc and the Dove. They landed on St. Clement’s Island and founded St. Mary’s.