Enjoy a Staycation in Centreville, Church Hill, Sudlersville and Chestertown! It’s so easy in our busy lives to overlook all the amazing things the city you live in has to offer. We are so focused on getting from home to school, to work and to the grocery store as part of our daily rituals; that most often we overlook the quaint sometimes intriguing aspects of where we live that draw thousands of tourists to our hometown each year.
Try these Family and Adult Couple Staycation Itineraries, involving farming, recreational water sports and bowling activities, paired with wine tastings, fine dining and theatrical experiences on any Saturday or Sunday of your choice this summer and learn ….why where your live is more than just home!
Picking Fruits and Vegetables at the Farm
Begin your day at Godfrey’s Farm in Sudlersville located at 302 Leager Road in Sudlersville. The entire family is sure to enjoy a morning on the farm picking your own peaches for breakfast or a morning snack. Peach picking is still going on Friday, Saturday and Sunday through August 18 from 8 am-1 pm. and only $20 for half a bushel. There’s a whole lot of local going on at the market! They have nectarines, lopes, eggplant, cherry tomatoes, peppers, corn, peaches, tomatoes and more, you can also pick your own blueberries while you’re there! Call 410-438-2509 or go to Facebook/Godfrey’s-Farm to check in!
Rolphs Wharf, enjoy a boaters destination without a boat!
Take a drive down Rolphs Wharf Road, off of Route 213, to Rolph’s Wharf Marina, Sandbar Grill and River Inn located at 1008 Rolph’s Wharf Road in Chestertown. An escape from civilization, Rolph’s Wharf is typically known as a boater’s destination located off the Chester River but can still be enjoyed by the day tripper and by car. Enjoy some relaxation time sitting beach side in an Adirondack chair with a cocktail or beverage listening to local musicians entertain while the children play in the water. Families can enjoy a lunch at the Sandbar Grill featuring light fair such as wings, crab cakes, chicken sandwiches and burger’s, as well as chicken nuggets, hot dogs and fries for the children. Its where beautiful sunsets are guaranteed, so enjoy! For more information go to www.rolphswharf.com or call 410-778-6389.
Evening at the Bowling Alley
After a day at the beach and marina, cool off at the Queen Anne’s Bowling Center where Duck Pins or Ten Pins are available. A pizza dinner and bowling is sure to entertain your crowd. Its located at 6401 Church Hill Road (Route 213) in Chestertown. Ask about one of their specials at The Grill! Call 410-778-5800 to reserve your lane or for additional information go to www. queenannebowling.com or like them on Facebook/ Queen-Annes-Bowling-Centre for special events and deals!
Adults and Couples
Morning is for Kayaking and Fishing
Spend a half day Kayaking and Fishing on the Corsica River in Centreville. Visit CD Outdoors seasonal location at Centreville Outdoors located at 101 Water Way in Centreville at the Wharf. Fly and Light Tackle Yak Fish’in in the Shallows is the perfect trip as you fish from native watercraft, Slayer & Ultimates, the lightest, most stable fishing yaks on the water. They are now booking kayak trips for rock fish, speckled trout, white perch and whatever else will hit a lure or fly. Paddle Boards are also available for rent. Cost for Tandem Kayak Rentals for 1/2 day is $50, plus additional fees for fishing equipment, paddles and PFD’s included. Call 410.991.8468 to schedule a trip.
Adults and Couples
Afternoon Lunch and a tasting stroll at the Winery and Vineyard
After a long morning on the water, its time for Lunch at O’Shucks a NEW Irish Pub located at 122 North Commerce Street in Historic Centreville. Look for their weekly $.25 Oyster specials. Enjoy their weekend Happy Hour from 2-5 pm featuring on Saturday’s 1/2 price appetizers and $2 Domestic Drafts and on Sunday’s $.25 wings and all day Bloody Mary and Mimosa Specials! Check out their full menu, specials and events on www.oshucksirishpub.com or just stop by! Opens at 11 am daily!
Next take a stroll through Cassinelli Winery and Vineyard located at 3830 Church Hill Road (Route 213) in Church Hill. A white vinyl fence is their calling card from the road. They are actively planting and maintaining vineyards including Chardonnay, Merlot, and Viognier grapes as well as hundreds of apple, peach, pear and plum trees that they hope families will soon visit to pick and enjoy.They share the productive land with several livestock including cows and buffalo. Plan a trip to visit the 110 acre winery and vineyard and enjoy a tasting of their featured wines such as the 2007 Merlot or 2007 Riesling. To find out where to purchase Cassinelli wines, for upcoming events, and to schedule a tasting or tour go to www.cassinelliwinery.com or call 410-604-1539.
Adults and Couples
Dinning the Night Away
Enjoy an evening of fine dining or crab picking at Georgie’s Seafood and Grill located at 2640 Centreville Road in Centreville. Call for availability on their All You Can Eat Crab specials or for their nightly dinner specials and be sure to have a bowl of their award winning Cream of Crab Soup! Local live entertainment is also featured every Friday and Saturday Night! Call 410-758-3600 or www.georgiescfood.com for additional information.
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An Evening at the Theatre
Help Church Hill Theatre celebrate their 30th year anniversary! Attend the Church Hill Theatre’s rendition of Rabbit Hole, which was originally nominated for several Tony awards and was the recipient of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama written by David Lindsay-Abaire and directed by Michael Whitehill. Step back in time and enjoy your evening at the Art Deco restored Theater located at 103 Walnut Street in Church Hill. Show plays Aug. 9 – 25, at 8 pm on Fri. and Sat. and 2 pm on Sun. Cost for adults is $18 non-members and $15 for members, and $10 for Students. Buy a discounted 5 pack of flex tickets good for any show for $84 for non-members or $70 for members. Become a member for $35 individual or $50 for families and receive discounted ticket prices, notification of upcoming events and 10% off educational programs at the Theatre. Call 410-758-1331 for tickets or go to www.churchhilltheatre.org