Escape to Cecil County where you can watch a 19th-century base ball game, go horseback riding year-round, savor local cuisine, hike or bike an 8-mile trail, and even explore an island.
Vintage Base Ball
Pack a picnic and cheer on the Eclipse Base Ball Club of Elkton as they play this classic summertime game 19th century style. For a schedule of games, visit www.elktonbbc.com. And check out the related link for our article from the April 2012 issue.
Fair Hill Stables
Located in the beautiful Fair Hill Natural Resource Management Area, Fair Hill Stables provides year-round adventures. Their stable offers pony, carriage, and trail rides to riders with any experience level. For more information, visit www.fairhillstables.com.
The Bayard House Restaurant
This elegant Chesapeake City restaurant is fine dining at its, well, finest. With waterfront views and traditional Eastern Shore cuisine, The Bayard House Restaurant provides a complete shore experience in a neat package. Visit www.bayardhouse.com for more information.
Elk Neck Trail
This 8-mile hiking and biking trail offers magnificent views of the Chesapeake Bay headwaters. Enjoy the true, undisturbed beauty of Maryland, from the Beaver Pond in Elk Neck State Forest to the Turkey Point Lighthouse. For more information, call 410-287-5333 or visit http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/central/elkneck.asp.
Only accessible by boat, Garrett Island offers sandy beaches open from dawn to dusk.
To plan your Cecil County getaway, visit www.ccgov.org/tourism.
This post is part of a series highlighting five attractions in each county across the state. The series will run throughout 2012. This post was written by Meaghan Prenda and edited by Lea Linton, former editorial interns at Maryland Life.