Adjacent to both the Chester River and the Eastern Bay, the 995-acre Kent Narrows, MD Waterfront Village region encompasses parts of Chester and Grasonville. The Kent Narrows strait connects the two bodies of water and serves as a main thoroughfare for commercial and pleasure boating traffic. It’s also center for summertime entertainment scene, hosting popular musicians, singers and bands throughout the boating season. The Watermen’s Monument is a stunning work of public art that defines the area.
People come for a variety of reasons, but most come for the stunning water views and the fresh seafood. Visitors can find authentic Maryland Crab Cakes, Crab Soup, and Oyster Stew. Traditional Maryland Crab Feasts are offered year ‘round.
Several dock and dine venues host live bands and dancing throughout the boating season. The area is a popular image-capture venue for plain-air artist and photographers. It is not unusual to see a group painting one of the many waterfront vistas the area has to offer. Several shops in and around the waterfront area offer locally made arts and crafts. The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center is a also popular venue for changing art exhibitions. Harris Crab House offers “paint nights” year round.
Many restaurants and marinas offer transient boat slips to those passing through. Walking, biking, and heritage trails connect the attractions, and the area is a starting point for access to the seven-mile Cross Island Trail. Golf, fishing, outlet shopping, and the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center are nearby, as are the beautiful historic towns that dot Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The area is only 47 miles from Capitol Hill and just 20 minutes from Annapolis — easily accessible to major transportation hubs along the the New York/Philadelphia/Baltimore/Washington Corridor.
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