Siteseeing & Nature

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge is a local treasure.  It’s approximately 8 miles south of downtown Rock Hall and welcomes sightseers, birders, and nature enthusiasts of all ages!

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge established in 1962, is a major feeding and roosting place for wintering and migratory waterfowl, including thousands of Tundra swans from mid-November to late February.  Ospreys, Bald Eagles and Brown-headed Nuthatches are among the 70+ species of nesting birds on the refuge.  Good hiking trails, an observation platform, a boat launch ramp and visitor center are open year round.


The Rock Hall Harbor bustles for about 9 months with work boats bringing in their catch and power and sailboats with visitors and transients heading to marinas, public dock, or dining.  Waterman’s Crab House and Harbor Shack are restaurants right on the Harbor for your dining pleasure – both you can get to easily by land or sea. Bayside park offer visitors slips, a pool, and a relaxing place to enjoy themselves on benches. Get a live view of Rock Hall Harbor on our Rock Hall Harbor Cam

Most of our events including Spring and Fall Bike Fests, Pirates and Wenches Fantasy Weekend, Waterman’s Day and Fall Fest are held at the Harbor. Sunsets are spectacular – don’t miss them while you’re in Rock Hall.  The Harbor is a great place for sightseeing and people-watching year round.


When you come to Rock Hall, remember your camera!  There is an abundance of natural beauty all around and spectacular sunsets.  Our festivals, celebrations and events also offer unique picture opportunities, and you won’t want to miss taking photos of your family and friends while they’re chillin’ on the Chesapeake.


Take time for you to relax and unwind here in our precious town.  Many visitors end up moving here or purchasing a vacation home here because the pace of life is just right, the people are friendly, and it’s an easy place to, making memories with family and friends.

Stroll through town and along the harbor, take a nature walk at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, sit in a chair at the beach or on a dock, sip a drink, row or sail a boat, and soak up the heritage, the peacefulness and the beauty.


Don’t miss them!  Every day is a little different.  Get yourself to the end of Route 20 in Gratitude or to the Harbor or out on a boat for a cruise at sun-down time.