Charlotte Hall, Golden Beach, Sandgates, Budds Creek, Wicomico Shores, Mechanicsville, Loveville, Helen, Morganza, Oakville
Amish Buggies and Top Fuel Dragsters | Less than half an hour from the Washington beltway to the county’s northern edge. Farmers’ markets, Amish and Mennonite farms and motorsports venues are located here.
In a Nutshell
The historic section of Charlotte Hall just off of Route 5 is home to the St. Mary’s County Welcome Center and the Charlotte Hall Veterans’ Home. They occupy the site of Maryland’s oldest military academy. The multi-use Three Notch Trail leads to the Amish market at the Charlotte Hall Library - a great place to pick up seasonal produce and a whoopie pie. Route 236 winds through Amish country to Budds Creek, home to three major motorsports venues and Wicomico Shores Golf Club with greens along the Potomac River.
Dent Chapel on the grounds of the Charlotte Hall Veterans’ Home is among Maryland’s finest examples of rural Victorian Church architecture.