Family-Friendly Adventures Await in Kent Narrows, Maryland

Looking for a family-friendly getaway that lets the family enjoy the outdoors. Then, take a look at Kent Narrows, Maryland, nestled on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. This is a hidden gem for families seeking memorable outdoor adventures and opportunities to connect with nature. From scenic bike rides to educational experiences, here's a roundup of family-friendly activities in this picturesque waterfront town.

We spent a few days in the area for a quick getaway to relax and unwind before school craziness started. Kent Narrows is family-friendly but is also the perfect place to escape and have a romantic weekend with your partner.

We stayed at the Hyatt Place Hotel, which is located on the water. You can read my review of the hotel here.

As we started our day to explore the area, we stopped at Sugar Doodles Sweet Shop for a delicious smoothie to help us beat the heat. Sugar Doodles offers breakfast items, acai bowls, sweet treats, ice cream, and much more.

Kent Narrows is centered around boat culture, but if you are not a boater, it is still interesting to walk around the marinas. At the Kent Narrows Boatel, a truly amazing and environmentally innovative indoor marina, we watched the workers take boats out of the water and place them back into the Boatel. This is something truly unique and very fun to watch.

The next stop on our adventure was the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center.

This center is perfect for families who want to spend time outdoors and want an educational experience. CBEC offers a range of programs and activities that immerse visitors in the region's natural heritage. Explore nature trails, observe wildlife, rent a kayak for the day (at super reasonable rates), register for a kids program, go geocaching, or have picnics.

The next stop on our adventure was Ferry Point Park and Chesapeake Heritage Visitor Center, but unfortunately, it is closed until 2024. Once it opens again, this waterfront park offers expansive green spaces, a playground for the kids, and picnic areas with picturesque bay views. 

At this point of the day, we worked up an appetite and were ready for a delicious lunch at Harris Crab House. Check out our review of restaurants here.

A few other ideas to do with families in Kent Narrows

Discover the rich maritime history of Kent Narrows along the Waterman's Way Heritage Trail. This self-guided walking tour takes you through the town's past, highlighting its ties to the Chesapeake Bay's fishing and seafood industries. The trail is dotted with informative markers that provide insights into the area's heritage, making it an educational and enjoyable activity for the family.

In addition to the Waterman's Way Heritage Trail, Kent Narrows boasts several other scenic walking and nature trails. Explore the wetlands and wooded areas, spot local wildlife, and soak in the tranquility of the natural surroundings. These trails offer an excellent opportunity for kids to connect with nature and learn about the local ecosystem.

For a memorable family bonding experience, consider booking a fishing charter in Kent Narrows. These guided excursions are perfect for both novice and experienced anglers. The local waters are teeming with various fish species, providing an exciting opportunity to catch dinner while creating lasting memories with your loved ones. If going out on a boat is not your thing, you can fish from Wells Cove Public Landing.

Another fun activity is to rent bikes or bring your own and take a leisurely bike ride along the scenic waterfront. FIN Bike Rental offers a wide selection of bicycles, including options for children, making it an excellent activity for the entire family. Pedal along the waterside promenade, take in the salty breeze and enjoy the captivating views of the Chesapeake Bay. It's a fantastic way to explore the area's natural beauty at your own pace.

Kent Narrows, Maryland, offers an array of family-friendly activities that combine the natural beauty of the Chesapeake Bay with opportunities for education and outdoor recreation. Whether cycling along the waterfront, exploring nature trails, or embarking on a fishing adventure, you'll find plenty of ways to create cherished moments with your family in this charming coastal town. So, pack your bags, grab your loved ones, and embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery and fun in Kent Narrows.