Recreation

Whether you want to burn off some steam or just idle away an afternoon, Rock Hall has a diversity of attractions for you!

Beach/Swimming

Bayside Landing Park, located on the North side of the Harbor, has a public swimming pool with restroom facilities for you to enjoy.  It’s a great spot to lay back and watch the boats go in and out of the harbor.

Ferry Park is our local beach, located on Beach Rd (off Rt. 20).  Here you can enjoy the sandy beach in an ideal location for calm splashing and swimming.  There are two gazebos, a charcoal grill, outdoor shower and benches.  This is also one of the best places to watch the sunset over the Chesapeake Bay at the end of your day!

Hiking / Biking / Walking

Our town offers excellent opportunities to walk , bike, and hike; since we’re at sea level these activities avoid hills!  Walking can start as a stroll through town or along our waterfront, or for a more ambitious walk, do the “Loop”.  Hiking is great especially in Eastern Neck Island – with many trail offerings and opportunities for wildlife sightings.  Biking can take you as far or as near as you’d like.  Try our Bike trek to Eastern Neck for an excellent peddling opportunity.

5Ks and Triathlons

Rock Hall is host to multiple 5Ks and triathlons each year – because as athlete’s say – we’re “pancake flat” our town makes for great events, whether running, swimming, or biking.  Our Independence Day festivities always include a Flat Five 5K competition.  Our Rock Hall Elementary School hosts a 5K Reindeer Stampede each December, and Triathlons are planned annually.   Join the fun and support affiliated charities.

Tennis/Basketball

We’re proud to offer two lighted tennis courts and an additional section for shooting hoops – brand new in 2014.  Located on Civic Center Rd (off Main St) these facilities are lighted in the evening.

Playground

Your family will find a number of areas to enjoy at our playground - located on Civic Center Road. Things to climb on, swing from and plenty of room to throw a ball around! A large Pavilion provides a shady spot for your picnic and charcoal grills, too!

Kayaking and Canoeing

Miles of shoreline beckon you!  Water access is easy in Rock Hall, putting in can be done at the Rock Hall Harbor public boat ramp, located at the North end of the harbor; off Bayside Ave.  Or take yourself down to Eastern Neck Island for some solitude and excellent wild fowl watching.  Click here for our full list of public landings.

If you have forgotten to load up your Kayak – or are just testing the waters – Chester Kayak Adventures has rentals and equipment for sale.  www.crkayakadventures.com

Fishing and Crabbing

Nothing is as satisfying as bringing one in!  Rock Hall offers several excellent charter companies for your next adventure.  Or if you’re looking for a more casual day of casting stop by River Rock or ACE Hardware  for a fishing license and some tips on the best spots for anglers and crabbers.

Hunting

The best way to enjoy all that our area has to offer for the hunter is to contact one of our local guides or outfitters.  Maryland’s Department of Natural Resources has additional hunting information. See your choices by clicking here.