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Where the Potomac & the Chesapeake meet

Island Time

This low-lying Island and surrounding area offer history and rural charm.

Island Time

This low-lying Island and surrounding area offer history and rural charm.

Island Time

This low-lying Island and surrounding area offer history and rural charm.

Island Time

This low-lying Island and surrounding area offer history and rural charm.

Lower Potomac Area

Callaway, Valley Lee, Drayden, Tall Timbers, Piney Point, St. George Island  

Traditional Tidewater | Campgrounds, marinas, a lighthouse, plus flat wide-shouldered roads for cycling down to quaint St. George Island.

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In a Nutshell

The area features campgrounds, marinas, several restaurants and a resort hotel. Piney Point boasts the Merchant Marine’s Paul Hall Center for Maritime Training. Piney Point Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse on the Potomac, is now a museum and is located at the at the end of gazebo-lined Lighthouse Road. Low lying St. George Island at the mouth of the St. Mary’s River is separated from the mainland by a narrow strip of water. This area is a traditional fishing community with newer vacation homes set amidst beach grass. The island boasts a landmark seafood & alehouse, a small resort hotel, and a waterfront campground. Nearby, find a full-service campground with a marina and waterside restaurant.

Trip Tip

Drayden African-American Schoolhouse is among the nation’s best preserved. Getting there will take you off the beaten path. Wayside markers at the site tell its story.

Learn More

St. Mary's County Division of Tourism
23115 Leonard Hall Dr.
P.O. Box 653
Leonardtown, MD 20650

main1-800-327-9023

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