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.
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.