Lowes Wharf Marina Inn, in Sherwood, Maryland is a waterfront guest vacation destination.

It's your vacation, spend it your way. From charter fishing, sea duck hunting, sunset cruises, crabbing, kayaking, bicycling, fitness room or just sitting back on the private beach watching the sunset, Lowes Wharf Marina Inn is a great place to spend your outdoor vacation surrounded by sun and water.

Chesapeake Bay and its rivers host more than 160 exceptional parks, wildlife refuges, sailing ships, historic communities, trails and more. Here are just a few of the special places where you can experience the authentic Chesapeake.

Adkins Arboretum:
Four miles of walks are well maintained for nature lovers, hobbyists, students and tourists. Visitors can also view a new wetland exhibit and a demonstration garden introducing the home gardener to the ornamental aspects of native plants. Education programs are offered to serve all ages, amateur botanists, conservationists, hikers, scouts, 4-H, seniors and garden clubs alike; programs include classes about ecology, native flora, horticulture and natural history, art exhibits, lectures, workshops, nature walks, and garden tours.

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge:
Enjoy wildlife drives, nature walks (wheelchair accessible), fishing, hunting, crabbing, and bird watching.

Cape Charles Historic District:
Cape Charles offers a range of recreational activities, including a walking tour of the historic district, fishing, clamming and crabbing, boating excursions on the Bay and to Tangier Island.

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center:
Spend a day bird watching, hiking or canoeing at Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

Choptank & Tuckahoe Rivers Water Trail:
Paddle a canoe or kayak, explore with a small skiff, or sail along the Choptank and Tuckahoe to view wildlife, see historic sites dating back to the 17th century, go fishing, or just relax.

Cross Island Trail:
The paved Cross Island Trail is perfect for biking with the whole family. The trail takes you through wetlands and historic districts, so be sure to stop and take in the sights.

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge:
Nearly six miles of roads and trails are open to visitors most of the year. Four wildlife trails and a handicap-accessible boardwalk and observation tower are available for those who wish to observe the varied habitats of the refuge. Bicycling is popular on the roads of the refuge because of the scenery and the small amount of traffic. If you enjoy hunting, there are limited deer-hunting opportunities each fall. On ten days in September and October, the refuge permits deer hunting by hunters that obtained a permit thought a lottery drawing system. The harvest of deer on the island controls the deer population to the benefit of the habitat, other wildlife, and the deer themselves.

Janes Island State Park:
Programming at the park’s nature center provides visitors with a look at the human, cultural, and natural resource stories of the Eastern Shore’s Tangier Sound. Activities include fishing, crabbing, flat water canoeing and kayaking trips, guided hunting, bird watching, and camp fire programs.

Pocomoke River State Forest and Park:
The park offers trails for biking and hiking, a boat launch and rentals, camping and camp fire programs, fishing, flat water canoeing, picnicking areas, playgrounds, swimming pool, and opportunities for wildlife viewing.

Tuckahoe State Park:
Canoeing at Tuckahoe State Park is a popular activity on both the lake and the creek. You can watch bald eagles, ospreys, and great blue herons—as beaver and muskrat swim past your canoe. There are several pockets of the park that are accessible only by canoe. The park rents canoes and offers guided canoe trips by the park naturalist. There’s a launch ramp for boaters; gasoline motor use is prohibited. Enjoy unique canoe tour trips including such as:

  • Evening
  • Full Moon
  • Fall Foliage

    The park offers a family camping area with 33 campsites, including 18 with electric hookups, and a central bathhouse. There’s also a youth group camping area with four campsites that each accommodate as many as 30 people. Pets are allowed in the campground, but must be leashed at all times.

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