Quality of Life

Thousands of acres of marshland and thousands of miles of coastline beckon sailors, kayakers, canoeists, windsurfers, hunters, fishermen, campers, cyclists and birdwatchers to Dorchester County throughout the year.

History buffs and antique shoppers revel in the historic homes, museums and some of the nation’s oldest churches that transport them back in time to glimpse other eras.

Over 250,000 visitors per year tour Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge, an Eastern Shore everglades that is a nesting place for the American Bald Eagle.

Among the County’s historic highlights are the birthplace of Harriet Tubman, founder of the Underground Railroad; the Annie Oakley House, designed and built by the Wild West sharpshooter who retired to Cambridge; Old Trinity Church, the oldest Episcopal Church in continuous use in the United States, circa 1690 and the Nathan of Dorchester, a 45′ working skipjack.

But these are only a few of the things to see and do in Dorchester County. Visit the Tourism Department’s website www.tourdorchester.org to find out why Dorchester County is not only the largest county in the state of Maryland but also the most remarkable county on the Eastern Shore.