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21096 Chesapeake Ave. Rock Hall, Maryland 21661

Things To Do

Plan Your Stay

Rock Hall is known as “The Pearl of the Chesapeake”. It is a quaint, waterfront town located directly on the National Chesapeake Scenic Byway in Kent County, Maryland. It is located less than two hours away from large metropolitan areas such as Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington DC. There are many visitors to Rock Hall from all over the map. It is home to many celebrations, festivals, fireworks, boating, fishing, wildlife and a thriving art culture.  There are several great restaurants to choose from

Some of the annual events and attractions in Rock Hall include:

— 4th of July Fireworks over the harbor
— Waterman’s Day
— Pirates and Wrenches Weekend
— Spring Triathlon Weekend
— Fall ironman and Sprint Competition
— Fall Fest
— Visit Rock Hall Museums

Bring your tennis racquet and enjoy Rock Halls’ new (2015) tennis courts located at the civic center (a block from the Black Duck Inn).
Visit the Rock Hall Events Calendar for Details – Calendar of Events

Events (The Black Duck Inn supports and participates in local events):

Arts and Entertainment

  • The Mainstay
    The Mainstay – Our own Mainstay – right on Main Street (Home of Musical Magic) is dedicated to the arts, serving Rock Hall and the surrounding region. Music from all genres is offered: American roots, classical, classic blues, and jazz. You really can’t have a bad seat in this room.
  • Chestertown River Arts
    Chestertown River Arts is a vibrant, community arts center. They offer many exhibitions, classes, lectures and special events in the local area.
  • http://www.garfieldcenter.org
    The Garfield Center for the Arts at the Prince Theatre.



Blue Crab Chesapeake Charters
Captain Mark and Suzanne Einstein)
At the Foot of Sharp St
Rock Hall, Md 21661
Phone: 410-708-1803
Buck Tales Fishing Charters at the Black Duck Inn, Rock Hall, MD
Buck Tales Fishing Charters
(Captain Bobby Bramble)
Black Duck Inn Dock
Rock Hall, MD 21661
Phone: 410-310-8869

Email: captain@bucktalesfishing.com
Eastern Neck Boat Rentals
(Rent Small Boats, Kayacks)
2981 Eastern Neck Rd.
Rock Hall, MD 21661
Phone: 410-639-7100

Rock Hall Beach

rhbeach2Known locally as Ferry Park, Rock Hall Beach is a small swimming beach located on Beach Road. There are picnic tables snf barbecue stands. There are wonderful views from the Chesapeake Bay to the western shore. Many people go there to watch the sunsets.


Bike - Black Duck Inn Rock HallTake a bike ride. The Black Duck Inn offers complementary bikes to our guests.The flat terrain makes biking very enjoyable and easy. It is a popular way to get around town. In addition, there are several bike routes of different levels you may take.


kayackLeisurely explore the many tributaries of the bay. This is a wonderful way to see wildlife up close. From quiet water paddling to the challenges of the open bay – go at your own pace. There are many launching ramps and put-ins for kayaks. Take in the waterfowl, deer, fish and more. The birds eye view of scenery is wonderful, and in fall, the foliage is breathtaking. Bring your binoculars.

Boat Slips

boatslipsWe offer complementary dockage for our guests. Also, there are many boat slips available in Rock Hall – in fact, there are more boat slips than residents (over 1500)!


rh-museumRock Hall has three museums within the town limits and Kent County has a total of six covering everything from airplanes to watermen. For more information about the three museums, please send an email to museumsofrockhall@hotmail.com.

Links to the three museums are below as well as a link to the county wide museum page.

Bird Watching and Wildlife

birdwatchingRock Hall offers an abundance of wildlife viewing opportunities.  You may see great blue herons, osprey, bald eagles, swans, turtles, ducks, geese and more. Explore Eastern Neck Island, a federal wildlife refuge, and Chesapeake Farms. Both are just a short trip by car. Visit the Kent County, Maryland Parks and Recreation website for a complete listing of state and county parks.