Tour Mural Trail, Earn Badges & Dine Outside
When Governor Hogan lifted restrictions on outdoor dining and recreation, many people breathed a sigh of relief. As warmer weather beckons more of us outdoors, Dorchester is fortunate to have many ways to enjoy open roads and outside activities.
One of the county’s most unique outdoor experiences is the growing Chesapeake Mural Trail and its free, award-winning audio guide. Narrated by artist Michael Rosato, who shares his inspiration behind each painting, the tour was recently updated.
“We’ve added a new interactive feature on our cell phone app that allows users to earn “badges” when they visit sites on the trail,” said Heart of Chesapeake Country Area Manager Julie Gilberto-Brady. “Each site on the Mural Tour now includes a badge that is awarded when someone answers a quiz question.”
Designed for school-age children – but fun for the whole family – the badges are an inspiring and fun way to learn about Dorchester county’s history and culture.
Plan a picnic for one of the beautiful parks along the route – or enjoy dining at outdoor cafes located near each mural.
1st Mural – Ode to Watermen
Dorchester Visitor Center
2 Rose Hill Place
Picnic at Sail Winds Park
2nd Mural – Reflections on Pine
Located on the building at Route 50 and Maryland Ave.
Outdoor dining at River View at the Point
3rd Mural – Goose on the Caboose
Located on the Trolley next to Powell Realtors
Outdoor dining at Portside Seafood Restaurant
4th Mural – Big Bird
Located on the waterside of J.M. Clayton Seafood Company
Outdoor dining at Snapper’s Waterfront Cafe
5th Mural – Take My Hand
Located on the back side of the Harriet Tubman Museum
Outdoor dining at Canvasback Restaurant
6th Mural – Native American Life
Located at 104 Race Street in Vienna
Picnic at the Vienna Waterfront Park or stop by Mandala Pies
7th Mural – Dorchester History
Located in East New Market
Outdoor dining at nearby Johnny’s Tavern
8th Mural – Train Station
Located at 101 Poplar Street in Hurlock
Outdoor dining at Mom & Pop’s Family Restaurant