Rock Hall is a small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
Rock Hall is a town of about 1,300 people on the coast of Maryland's scenic Eastern Shore. Despite its small size, the so-called "Pearl of the Chesapeake" offers a surprising array of sights and experiences, ranging from concerts and waterfront festivals to fresh Chesapeake bay seafood.
By carThe most common way to enter the town is by car via MD 20, which runs from Chestertown to Rockville and other villages on the Eastern Shore.
By boatRock Hall is situated right on the water, so travelers with a boat can set it in the town's marinas.
On foot, by car, or by bicycleThe town is small enough that you can get around on foot with a bit of patience, though it's still much easier and quicker to use a car or bicycle.
Public transportationTrams can transport visitors and residents around town at the price of 1$ per person. There are two such trams: one called the Osprey Flyer and another called the Blue Crab Trawler. The service runs from May to November, stopping at various tram stops throughout town, though the schedule may change when there's a holiday like the 4th of July.
phone: +1 410 639-9133address: 5753 Main StSmall, intimate, informal concert venue featuring dozens of concerts every year, including jazz, classical, rock, and folk performances
phone: +1 410 639 4184address: 20748 Rock Hall AveLocal inn and art gallery
- Go kayaking on the creek or river
- Rent a sailboat or take sailing lessons
- "Pirates and Wenches" is an annual pirate-themed festival usually taking place in early or mid August
Eastern Neck Wildlife Refugephone: +1 410-639-7056address: 1730 Eastern Neck RdA large (over 2000 acres) island protected by the national government. Originally designated as a refuge for migratory birds, the island has become a bird-watcher's paradise, with over 240 species of birds and 18 species of mammal visible. Hunting and fishing is allowed with a permit at certain times of year.
phone: +1 410 639-7980address: 21326 E. Sharp StGifts, jewelry, and trinkets
phone: +1 410 639-2261address: 21058 Sharp StWaterfront restaurant specializing in delicious Maryland blue crabs, though they serve other dishes as well
phone: +1 410 639-2032address: 21459 Rock Hall AveTypical Eastern Shore fare, of course including fresh blue crabs
phone: +1 410-639-9909address: 21309 E Sharp StLaid-back cafe and coffee shop that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Maggie's Barphone: +1 410 639-7900address: 21438 E Sharp StLow-key, informal hole-in-the-wall tavern
address: 20950 Rock Hall Ave
phone: +1 410-587-0194address: 20786 Rock Hall Ave
phone: +1 410-778-6697address: 20880 Rock Hall Ave
Rock Hall is a very safe town. Though it is hardly an affluent place, everyone knows each other (as they do in most small towns) and crime is quite uncommon.
Kent County Public Library Rock Hall Branchphone: +1 410-639-7162address: 5585 Main StContains computers and a copier along with several bookshelves.