With hundred of miles of scenic waterways, our area is known for its boating, sailing, and fishing. The Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries abound with our famous Chesapeake Bay oysters and the Maryland blue crab. Our Maryland State Parks and county recreation areas offer natural areas for camping, hunting, hiking, picnicking, as well as numerous sports and special events. The best source of information on Maryland’s outdoor activities is the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. There are several golf courses in Southern Maryland, the Air Station’s Officer’s Club facility being one of the area’s finest.
The Department of Recreation and Parks in St. Mary’s County provides a wide range of year round activities for adults and for children. Youth classes in art, music, drama, crafts, dance and sports are provided at school community centers throughout the County. Adult education and recreation classes such as aerobics, cake decorating, dog obedience, painting, woodworking and yoga offer a varied program for adults. In Lexington Park, there is a 6 screen Lowes Cineplex. California boasts a brand new R/C Lexington Exchange Movies 12 theater. In Waldorf, Lowes also has a large theater. In Prince Frederick, there is an Apex Theater. Roller skating rinks are located in Northern Calvert County and in Waldorf.
For more information on St. Mary’s County history or activities, we recommend contacting the Historic St. Mary’s Commission at P.O.Box 39, St. Mary’s City, MD 20686; 301-862-0990 and the St. Mary’s County Chamber of Commerce at 6260 Waldorf Leonardtown Road, Mechanicsville, MD 20659; 301-884-5555. For more detailed information on Calvert County, contact the Calvert County Chamber of Commerce at 410-535-2577.