Our Region

There’s a broad area that stretches from the Patapsco River to Sandy Point State Park at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, to Fort Mead through southern Anne Arundel County to the Calvert County line.  Fill in that expanse with well over fifty special landmarks—each representative of Maryland’s rich historic, cultural, and natural legacy—and you begin to get a strong sense of Chesapeake Crossroads, designated as one of Maryland’s proud state heritage areas.

The symbolic label means that the region is recognized as possessing cultural, natural, and historical resources that are worth preserving and showcasing. From 18th century architectural masterpieces vibrant downtown Annapolis to trails and pristine landscapes and waterfront attractions throughout the county,  the Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage area incorporates not only the history of the area and its land, but the stories of those who have called it home for centuries.

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Our Attractions

Visit the attractions within Chesapeake Crossroads Heritage Area for a peek into our region’s fascinating past.