With sweeping river views, waterfront towns steeped in maritime history, and extraordinary birding, paddling and fishing spots, this relaxing drive offers plenty of opportunities to stop and explore.
Open for Exploration
Port Deposit to Perryville
Including MD 222
On the east side of the river, Port Deposit features many residences that date to the early 1800s. Accessible from Main Street, a brick-and-stone, 75-step staircase leads visitors above the town and allows a spectacular view of four bridges that cross the Susquehanna River. A riverwalk at Tome’s Landing also features terrific waterfront vistas and casual eateries with wonderful seafood fare.
In Perryville, a tavern building dates to the Revolutionary War and was visited by both George Washington and the Marquis de Lafayette. Nearby you’ll find the remains of the Principio Iron Works, targeted by the British during the War of 1812.
Along with the historic charm of the town, Perryville also has 1,500 Vegas-style slot machines at the Hollywood Casino, which is easily accessible from I-95.
Allow yourself time to walk or bike through the historic towns of Havre de Grace and Port Deposit, and take time to explore Susquehanna State Park
Discover the remarkable artistry and craftsmanship of traditional Maryland decoy carvers at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum. Located on the banks of the Susquehanna Flats, the museum’s deck is a great spot to see migratory flocks of waterfowl over the Chesapeake.
West of Havre de Grace, Aberdeen features Ripken Stadium, home of the IronBirds, a minor-league baseball team.
When the Conowingo Dam was completed in 1928, it was second only to Niagara Falls for hydroelectric power output in the United States.