Get on the road this summer and journey to some of the best places the Chesapeake Bay region has to offer. Our two Homestead Gardens locations are just a short drive from each of the four unique day-trip destinations that provide families, couples and individuals with breathtaking scenery, a sense of history and small-town charm. Partake in the a true Chesapeake Bay lifestyle by exploring the shore, visiting celebrated museums and enjoying a wealth of water activities at these four unique day-trip destinations:
Calvert Cliffs State Park:
Located on the eastern side of the Calvert peninsula and the west side of Chesapeake Bay, Calvert Cliffs State Park is perfect for adventure seekers. With spectacular cliff views, hiking, fishing and a beautiful beach, the whole family has something to enjoy in one of Maryland's finest state parks. The Calvert Cliffs are also home to an abundance of fossils, making it a great place for kids to explore and learn about the region's storied past.
Enjoy small-town charm and vast beaches with plenty of room for friends and family at Chesapeake Beach. Located in Calvert Country, the beach town is also home to a fun Railway Museum and Trail and a number of charter fishing tours.
Gunpowder Falls State Park:
Truly a massive state park, Gunpowder Falls features 18,000 acres and more than 100 miles of trails. Come for the beautiful views and stay for all of the entertaining summer activities, such as hiking, biking, horse riding, flat- and white-water canoeing, swimming and fishing. Gunpowder Falls State Park is located in Northeast Baltimore County and is accessible via I-83, I-695 and I-95.
We've all been to Baltimore's Inner Harbor at least once, but there's something new to explore each time. Make sure to visit the National Aquarium, Maryland Science Center, Fort McHenry and all of the ships including USCGC Taney, USS Torsk and Lightship Chesapeake. Kids love walking around the ships and touring the interactive aquarium and science center.
Enjoy everything the Chesapeake Bay region has to offer this summer. From the towering heights of the Calvert Cliffs to the Baltimore's finest museums, it's all accessible in a quick day trip.