Engagement Photo Locations
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
13470 Dowell Rd., P.O. Box 99, Dowell, MD 20629
Phone: 410-326-4640 Email
Located just outside Solomons, Annmarie Garden features a walking path meandering through woods past works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution along with other artful surprises, a children’s natural play space and native gardens. The center hosts exhibits, a unique gift shop, Nature Nook and the artLAB, a creative re-use space.
Calvert Cliffs State Park
10540 H.G. Trueman Road, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 301-743-7613 Email
Hike through this 1,460-acre wooded state park to the majestic Calvert Cliffs on the Chesapeake Bay. Formed over 15 million years ago, the cliffs contain more than 600 species of fossils. Ideal for hiking, picnicking, fishing and fossil hunting. Two-mile walk to the beach. Large tire playground. Information available for pavilion rentals, youth camping or hunting. Limited wheelchair access.
Cove Point Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage
3500 Lighthouse Boulevard, Lusby, MD 20657
Three, four or seven night rentals available in this beautifully renovated private bay front site with WiFi, custom kitchens and all the conveniences of home. Also available as a wedding/event site.
Drum Point Lighthouse
14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Constructed in 1883 at Drum Point to mark the entrance to the Patuxent River, this screw pile cottage-type light is one of only three remaining from 45 that once served the Chesapeake Bay at the beginning of the 20th century. Decommissioned in 1962, the lighthouse has been beautifully restored, complete with furnishings of the early 20th century. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Flag Ponds Nature Park
1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone: 410-586-1477 or 410-535-5327 Email
Once a pound-net fishing station on the Chesapeake Bay, the park displays a remarkable variety of natural environments from sandy beaches to freshwater ponds and the forested heights of Calvert Cliffs. Hiking trails, fossil hunting, observation platforms, wetlands boardwalk, fishing pier, the beach and visitors center with wildlife exhibits. Picnic tables and grills are provided. No lifeguards or nettle nets. Swim at your own risk. Limited wheelchair access. Reservations are required for groups of 30 or more. Kayak and canoe launch.
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Phone: 410-586-8501 Email
Experience, discover, learn and have fun at JPPM! Nearly 70 archaeological sites have been identified on the property, reflecting more than 8,000 years of human occupation. Tour exhibits in the visitor center and exhibit barn, browse the gift shop, hike miles of trails, explore the re-created Indian Village, launch a canoe or kayak, rent the pavilion or just enjoy the beautiful views. Also on the grounds is the Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory, a state-of-the-art archaeological research, conservation and curation facility. Call about scheduling a tour of the facility. Kayak and canoe launch available with parking.
Kings Landing Park
3255 Kings Landing Road, Huntingtown, MD 20639
Phone: 410-535-2661 or 410-535-5327
This 260-acre park on the Patuxent River and Cocktown Creek offers a variety of outdoor activities. A site for environmental education, the park features pastures, woodland and wetlands. Amenities include picnic shelters with tables and grills, wetlands boardwalk, fishing pier, launch area for canoes and kayaks, swimming pool ($), horse ring and Tom Wisner Hall (for indoor meetings and receptions). Youth-group camping, horse ring, picnic shelters and hall require reservations. Reservations are required for groups of 30 or more.
Wetlands Overlook Park
4020 11th St., North Beach, MD 20714
Small nature park that serves as an attraction for those interested in observing the wildlife inhabitants of the wetlands and the migratory fowl that rest there during flights up and down the Atlantic seaboard. The park includes a pier and two gazebos. The area has a small visitor center with public restrooms and vending machine refreshments.