Lower Potomac Itinerary

Traditional tidewater at its best.

Campgrounds, marinas, a lighthouse, plus flat wide-shouldered roads for cycling down to Piney Point and picturesque St. George Island.

Island Time

St. George Island and its surrounds offer up a true taste of the Tidewater. Take scenic Lighthouse Road to the Piney Point Lighthouse, Museum & Historic Park. The light is the oldest on the Potomac. The museum explores area history and boat-building traditions. Reach St. George Island via a bridge from the mainland. Here you will find a world that blends a traditional fishing community of crabbers and oystermen with contemporary vacation homes. On foot, bicycling, or kayaking are all great ways to explore the island’s charming landscape of loblolly pine and tall grass.

Back on the mainland and off the beaten path, discover Dradyen African American Schoolhouse. This modest structure is a finely preserved example of a one-room schoolhouse during the Era of Segregation.

Area dining choices include The Ruddy Duck Seafood & Alehouse on the Island, and on the mainland are Riverside Bistro at Dennis Point Marina, Chiefs Bar, and the Reluctant Navigator Restaurant at Tall Timbers Marina.

Stay Longer

If you fall in love with the area, extend your visit with a stay at Island Inn & Suites.

Watermen at St. George Island Landing Copyright © St. Mary's County Tourism