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QAC Park Rules

Regulations Governing the use of Queen Anne’s County Parks & Recreation Facilities

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Table of Contents
Chapter I Purpose, Authority and Enforcement
Chapter II General Provisions
Chapter III Enforcement Violation and Penalties
Chapter IV Regulation of Recreational Activities

QAC Park Facilities Map

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Bicycle Route Map

Bicycle RoutesCheck out the Brand New Queen Anne’s County Bicycle Route Map. Designed for intermediate to experienced riders, the map highlights eight routes that show off the best of our county from Kent Island, to Tuckahoe Park, to the northern reaches. Routes primarily utilize public roads and also feature the Cross Island and South Island trails to link to our parks, landings, and other points of interest. Click on the first link to see the overview map, and then choose which route you want to ride first. You can save any map to your computer and print it out. Or you can get a free Route Map by mail by sending a self addressed 6 1/2″ x 9 1/2″ (or larger) return envelope stamped with $1.10 postage to:

Bike Map Request
Queen Anne’s County Tourism
425 Piney Narrows Road
Chester, MD 21619

Cover Page
Queen Anne’s County Bicycle Routes

1. Kent Island Bike Trails – 28 Miles
2. Quiet Kent – 23.4 Miles
3. Grasonville Flatlands – 25.2 Miles
4. Centreville Central – 18.9 Miles
5. Tuckahoe and Farm Country – 17.9 Miles
6. Woods, Wildlife, and Water – 22. Miles
7. Smooth Upcountry Riding – 36.5 Miles
8. The Monster – 58.9 Miles

Kent Island Water Trails

Water TrailThe Maryland Department of Natural Resources and Queen Anne’s County have created a new water trails map and guide to lead paddlers along six separate water trail routes in the Kent Island area of Queen Anne’s County. The colorful guide, printed on waterproof, tear-proof paper, was designed primarily for those touring by small, non-motorized boats, such as kayaks and canoes, but also provides information on motorized recreational boating access sites in the area. The map and guide features practical information and details on access points and paddling routes along the Chesapeake Bay, Eastern Bay, Chester River, Prospect Bay, Thompson Creek, and Warehouse Creek.

View Page 1 of Kent Island Water Trails

View Page 2 of Kent Island Water Trails

 

Kent Island South Trail

Kent Island South Trail is a 6-mile paved trail system that parallels Rt. 8 from Matapeake State Park to Romancoke Pier.

 

Matapeake Clubhouse and Public Beach

Located on the Chesapeake Bay on Kent Island, Maryland, the grounds include a public swimming beach, an outdoor amphitheater, family picnic area and trails through the surrounding woods, with views of the Bay Bridge.  The beach is open sunrise to sunset daily, except when posted closed for a special event in the evening.

Dog Beach at Matapeake Clubhouse and Public Beach

Yes, there is a lovely spot where you may take your dog for a swim! A winding trail through the woods ends at the Dog Beach, on the sandy banks of Chesapeake Bay. Parking is located at the Matapeake Clubhouse and Public Beach lot; however, pets are not allowed at the clubhouse, its lawn, or the public beach. The pet trail begins at the fence that borders the rear of the clubhouse. Enjoy your visit and please bring along a plastic bag to clean up after your pet to ensure that this park stays open and available to dog lovers, while not posing a public health issue for the families using the public beach.

Island Dog Park, Stevensville

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Island Dog Park has two fenced areas, one for little dogs another for larger breeds. Each is equipped with agility equipment for your dogs pleasure. The park also offers benches, picnic tables, and a water fountain designed to serve both people and dogs!

 

 

Park Descriptions and Locations

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Batts Neck Park

Address: 415 Batts Neck Rd, Stevensville, MD
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt.50/301 to Rt. 8 South, Left onto Batts Neck Rd., park on left
Pets: Allowed on Leash
Fees: None

Description: Batts Neck Park is on 45 acres on Kent Island. It is the only park with an in-line skating ring. The park has athletic fields, a playground, restrooms and two small ponds.

Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center

Address: 425 Piney Narrows Rd, Chester, MD
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00am – 4:00pm, May Through October – 7 days a week 10am – 4pm.
Directions: Rt. 50/301 exit 41 to Piney Narrows Rd.
Pets: Allowed on leash
Fees: None

Description: The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center (CHVC) Center serves as Queen Anne’s County official welcome center and is the central hub for the highly acclaimed Cross Island Trail. Staff can assist visitors with directions, information and local destination points of interest. The CHVC is also home to two exhibit spaces. The first features a quarterly rotating artist series. The artwork is by local artisans with an emphasis on the Eastern Shore. The second exhibit space is dedicated to the history, heritage and culture of the area. The CHVC is accessible from land and water and is a short drive from the Bay Bridge Airport. The Cross Island Trail encircles the grounds a the center. Also located on the property is the entrance to Ferry Point Park which includes a 530-foot boardwalk that takes visitors over marsh and onto a trail leading to open space, a wooded area and a beach overlooking the Chester River.

Church Hill Park

Address: 1130 Sudlersville Rd. Church Hill, MD
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 213 North to Sudlersville Rd (Rt. 300) right, to park on right
Pets: Allowed on Leash
Fees: None

Description: Church Hill Park is our newest park. Encompassing 42 acres, it has a walking trail through wildflower-filled meadows, winding around a pond. The Department has planted hundreds of trees and plantings, creating an arboretum atmosphere, displaying the best of all seasons. Portable toilets are provided year round. Church Hill Park also features athletic fields and basketball courts, pavilion, a concession stand, bathrooms,  playground, horseshoe pits.

Conquest Beach at Conquest Preserve

By Reservation Only
Address: 1000 Conquest Beach Rd. Centreville, MD
Contact Phone: QAC Parks and Recreation 410-758-0835 ext.2520

Hours: Reservation only

Directions: Rt. 301 to 213 North through Centreville, left on Spaniard Neck Road, left on Conquest Beach Road, park is at the end of the road.

Pets: Not allowed
Fees: Reservation only

Description: Conquest Beach is available by reservation only. Conquest Beach is situated on the 758 acre Conquest Preserve between the Corsica and Chester Rivers. The scenic Chester River provides a beautiful and tranquil background for the pavilion and beach area, and affords an exceptional spot for a wedding or family reunion. Future plans for expansion of the Preserve include construction of extensive gardens, a working farm, museum, and a nursery for the County, as well as extensive trails and a conference facility.

Cross Island Trail
Address: Kent Island MD 21666
Contact Phone: QAC Parks and Recreation 410-758-0835
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Accessible at various locations along the trail. From east to west off street parking is available at the Terrapin Nature Park, Old Love Point Park, Castle Marina Road, the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center and the public lots beneath the Kent Narrows US 50/301 Bridge. These lots are open daily from Sunrise to Sunset.
Pets: Allowed on leash (doggie bags provided)
Fees: None

Description: This tree-lined linear park offers a safe avenue for non-vehicular transportation. The trail is 6.5 miles long, spanning east to west from Terrapin Park to the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center at Kent Narrows, with future plans for expansion. The trail wanders through farmlands, meadows and woods accented with ornamental trees. Flanked by park benches, the trail crosses several creeks with wooden bridges, offering a spectacular view of waterfowl and wetlands. Portable toilets are available year round.

Crumpton Park

Address: 2210 Dudley Corners Rd, Crumpton, MD 
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 301 to Rt. 290 North, park on right
Pets: Allowed on leash
Fees: None

Description: Crumpton Park is situated on seven acres adjacent to the Crumpton Senior Center. The park has athletic fields, a playground, grills and picnic benches for casual get-togethers. Portable toilets are provided April to October.

Ewing Pond Park

Address: 5435 Main Street, Grasonville MD
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Main Street Grasonville, next to Grasonville Elementary School
Pets: Allowed on Leash
Fees: None
Description: About 15 acres of passive recreational area that includes trails, outdoor classroom areas a gazebo and pond.

Ferry Point Park
Address: 425 Piney Narrows Road – Chester, MD 21619
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 50/301 exit 41 to Piney Narrows Road 
Pets: Allowed on Leash
Fees: None

Description: Ferry Point Park is accessible from the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center. The park is 41 acres of tidal wetlands, non-tidal wetlands and uplands. Rich in wildlife, one might expect to possibly see herons, ospreys, eagles, ducks, geese, swans, turtles, bullfrogs, and deer at Ferry Point. Surrounded by three bodies of water (Chester River, Kent Narrows and Piney Creek) the parks scenic views are magnificent. Ferry Point Park has approximately (1) mile of hiker / biker trails, picnic tables, sitting benches and interpretive signage. The park is a wonderful interpretive and passive recreation spot within the Kent Narrows.

Grasonville Park

Address: 301 Perry’s Corner Rd. Hours: Sunrise to Sunset Directions: Rt. 50/301 to Rt. 18 North, Right on Perry Corners Rd, Park on left
Pets: Allowed on leash
Fees: None

Description: Grasonville Park is on 38.6 acres. The park has athletic fields, a playground, a basketball/ tennis court, picnic area with grills, perfect for impromptu gatherings. Portable toilets are provided April to October.

Long Point Park

Address: Long Point Road, Grasonville, Md
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 50/301 to Jackson Creek Rd. turn right to Park
Pets: Allowed on Leash
Fees: None

Description: This 7.3-acre park has a 1/3-mile walking trail, a pond surrounded by native grasses and wild flowers. Park benches under the trees offer respite from the heat on a hot summer day, while affording park patrons an opportunity to observe their children playing on the County’s only dinosaur playground equipment. Portable toilets are provided April to October.

Mowbray Park

Address: 629 Romancoke Rd., Stevensville, MD 
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 301/50 to Rt. 8 South, park on left
Pets: Allowed on Leash
Fees: None

Description: This park features 23.5 acres of athletic fields, a concession stand, lighted tennis courts, playgrounds and picnic areas with grills. The park has a large pavilion, which can be reserved for group gatherings. Restrooms are provided year round.

Old Love Point Park

Address: 300 Old Love Point Rd, Stevensville, MD
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 301/50 to Rt. 8 North, right on RT 18, left on Love Point Road, straight onto Old Love Point Road, park on right.
Pets: Allowed on leash
Fees: None

Description: This 30.5-acres park encompasses numerous athletic fields, tennis courts, concession stands and lighted basketball courts. It also features the Children’s Memorial Playground, dedicated to the memory of children from Queen Anne’s County who prematurely lost their lives. The playground has two major components, one for the toddler age child and one for the older child. Individuals may reserve the pavilion for family reunions, or other special get togethers. Portable toilets are provided year round. The Cross Island Trail passes through the park with free parking for access to the trail available at this location.

Pinkney Park

Address: 1801 Dudley Corners Rd, Pondtown, MD 
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 301 to 290 North, Park on Left
Pets: Allowed on leash
Fees: None

Description: Pinkney Park is situated on 12.5 acres with lighted basketball courts, athletic fields, a playground, and picnic areas with grills. The pavilion is a perfect place to have a social gathering, and may be reserved for special occasions. Portable toilets are provided April to October.

Blue Heron Nature Preserve – Price Creek Environmental Area/ Nemo Equestrian Trail

Address: Romancoke Rd., Stevensville, MD
Directions: Rt. 50/301 to Rt. 8 South, Park on right after Blue Heron Golf Course
Pets: Horses
Fees: None

Description: This 300-acre park off Rt. 8 South, has a riding trail that skirts an environmentally protected area adjacent to Price Creek.

Roosevelt Park

Address: Park Avenue, Queen Anne, MD
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 50 to Rt. 404 East, right on Rt. 309, continue straight to Main St., make left on Park Ave. The park is on the right, just after the intersection of First Street and Park Ave.

Pets: Allowed on leash
Fees: None

Description: This 7.75-acre community park features a playground, picnic areas with grills and a pavilion. Playground, Athletic fields and a paved walking trail complete this park’s facilities. Portable toilets are provided April to October.

Roundtop Park

Address: 101 Park Lane, Chestertown, MD
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: North on Rt. 213 to right on Roundtop Rd, left on Park Lane, park on left
Pets: Allowed on leash
Fees: None

Description: The 110-acre park is located at the head of Rosin Creek in the community of Chester Harbor. This park features picnic areas with grills near the pavilion, basketball and tennis courts, a playground and several athletic fields. Portable toilets are provided April to October.

Route 18 Park

Address: 1945 4 – H Park Rd, Centreville, MD
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 301 to left on Rt. 18, Park on left
Pets: Allowed on leash
Fees: None

Description: This 51.6-acre park located outside of Centreville, is home to a 1.3 mile walking trail surrounded by open space, with manicured grass and landscaped areas highlighted by flowers and trees. Scattered park benches afford a place to sit to enjoy the quiet surroundings or a respite from the heat of a hot summer day. This large park also features athletic fields, lighted baseball/softball fields, a concession stand, a playground, picnic areas with grills, and restrooms for enjoying the great outdoors.

Stevensville Pocket Park

Address: 415 Love Point Road. Stevensville, MD
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 50/301 to North Rt. 8, right on Rt 18 East, left on Love Point Road, park is on the right.
Pets: On Leash
Fees: None

Description: This 0.3-acre park is slated in Historic Stevensville is close to a restaurant, artists’ galleries and antique shops.

Sudlersville Park

Address: 206 E. Main St. Sudlersville, MD
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 301 to Rt. 300 East, park is on right after crossing Rt. 313 in Sudlersville. 
Pets: On leash
Fees: None

Description: This 36.5-acre park in Sudlersville features athletic fields, horseshoe pits, basketball, volleyball, and tennis courts. Patrons can also enjoy the one-mile walking trail around the park, a playground, picnic area with grills and a pavilion, which can be reserved for special occasions. Restrooms are available year round.

Terrapin Nature Park

Address: 191 Log Canoe Circle, Stevensville, MD 21666
Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Directions: Rt. 50/301 to North Rt. 8 to Log Canoe Circle, turn left, continue to parking area on left.
Pets: On Leash
Fees: None

Description: This award-winning 276-acre nature park features a 3.25-mile oyster chaff walking trail, which meanders through wildflower meadows, wetlands, tidal ponds, woodlands and sandy beaches. The trail provides a unique vantage point for viewing an incredible variety of waterfowl, wildlife and plant species. A gazebo and wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, located along the beach afford a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and park benches located along the trail provides a brief respite for the weary. The trail, which wanders over several ridges, across marshlands and through woodlands, features two observation blinds overlooking the tidal ponds. The trail connects to the County’s Cross Island Trail system. Nearby free parking for the Cross Island Trail system is available at Old Love Point Park. Portable toilets are available year round.

White Marsh Park
White Marsh Park, is located off of both Route 213, north of Centreville. Using Department of Natural Resource Program Open Space monies Queen Anne’s County purchased the with the goal of creating a park that offers active recreation, passive recreation, and land conservation areas. Two large Multi-Purpose Fields, Four Baseball Diamonds and a large Fishing Pond are established already.