Top 11 Things To Do on the Kent Narrows Waterfront

Dockside Dining

Try one of our renowned waterfront restaurants where workboats deliver crabs, clams, oysters, and rockfish straight from the boat. Our chefs excel at preparing native delicacies. The working waterfront has the freshest seafood & tastiest catch!

Captain John Smith Trail

Plan a boat experience and follow the trail with local fishing/charter experts! The Chesapeake Bay is considered one of the finest cruising areas in the world. Choose from: Motor Yachts, Express Cruisers, Trawlers, Sailboats, and Catamarans.

Live Music on the Waterfront

The Kent Narrows Waterfront Village District comes alive with music. Live music can be heard seasonally at Red Eyes, Big Owl, Crab Deck, and year round at Bridges and The Jetty.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Discover Ferry Point Park, a public park immediately adjacent to the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center that features a 530 foot boardwalk leading you over a wetland area to a sandy beach cove.  Take the nature scavenger hunt, or simply enjoy the view! Great for waterfowl and wildlife viewing. Path and beach are dog friendly.

Birds Eye View

Escape to the balcony level & observation tower at the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center for a scenic view of the Kent Narrows Waterway. Here you will experience an unparalleled birds-eye view of the beautiful landscape. Experience a cool breeze even during the hottest months!

See Bird, Sea glass, See Nature!

Enjoy hiking trails, natures walks or register for a guided tour at the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. They have birds of prey on site, along with a visitors center. Explore the unique wetlands and woodland areas of the 510 acre nature preserve, on foot or kayak. Kayak rentals available or sign up for a guided tour!

Homemade Icy Treats

Sit on the dock and enjoy the view while having a homemade Nutty Buddy ice cream treat from Harris Crab House.

Watermen’s Memorial Monument

The Waterman’s monument erected in 2003, honors those who work as commercial fisherman and waterman on the Chesapeake Bay. The Monument depicts two watermen aboard a boat in the rough waters of the Bay. Visit the monument at Main Street & Kent Narrows Way North (Route 18) in Grasonville.

Shop ‘til you Drop

Head to “The O” for local art and coastal inspired gifts. If you enjoy the coastal lifestyle, then you will love “The O”! Nearby you’ll find the Queenstown Premium Outlets; enjoy brand names and savings! If you like vintage, follow the retail, resale, antique trail.

Miss Betty Oyster Plate Collection

This collection of French and English oyster plates at Fisherman’s Inn are some of the VERY few items that survived the family owned restaurant’s 1981 fire. The collection is now one of the largest oyster plate collections on the Eastern Shore. While in the area witness the working waterfront oyster recovery project at Harris Seafood.

Self-Guided Walking Tour

Enjoy the Cross Island Traila 7 mile rail corridor with immaculate views! The trail leads you from Terrapin Nature Park to the Chesapeake Heritage Visitor Center. From there cross over the Kent Narrows Waterman’s Memorial Drawbridge to hotels and restaurants.  Follow the Watermen’s Heritage Trail to the boat basin, where you will witness local waterman offloading their daily catch. Finally, journey underneath the Kent Narrows Bridge onto the pedestrian boardwalk for a view of the Kent Narrows waterway vista!


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