Beyond Tylerton: A Guide to Point Lookout State Park

Point Lookout State Park is a place many travel to when they want to go beyond Tylerton, Maryland. When you stay in any Tylerton Bed and Breakfast, make it a point to visit Point Lookout State Park. Tylerton is located on Smith Island, but getting to the park is easy. You can travel by ferry or boat. If you love nature and spending time outdoors, then this state park is perfect.

Point Lookout State Park
11175 Point Lookout Rd
Scotland, MD 20687
(301) 872-5688
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/southern/pointlookout.asp

Point Lookout State Park has a large number of activities open to the public. You won't be bored once you arrive to this massive park. Civil War history, old lighthouses, forts and many other interesting things are found at Point Lookout. Once you've finished discovering the historical attractions at the park, check out the museum and visitor center. There is even a center for nature lovers to explore.

Fishing and boating are other activities to occupy your time at the park. Canoeing, kayaking and hiking are popular around this area as well. When you stop by the visitor center, pick up a trail and park map. This will help you locate the best spots to explore.

Before you head out to Point Lookout, call the visitor center for seasonal hours and fees. The park closes at certain times during the summer and winter seasons. Some attractions may be closed or restricted as well.

Somers Cove Marina
715 Broadway
P.O. Box 67
Crisfield, MD 21817

(410) 968-0925
http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/eastern/somerscove.html

Somers Cove Marina is accessible by ferry. This enormous marina has many things to do. There are plenty of boating and sailing charters available if you would like to cruise Chesapeake Bay. Fishing is also a big activity in the marina. You'll find several places that provide equipment and bait for fishing trips. If shopping or dining interests you, then check out the many stores and restaurants in the area. You can find great seafood at any of the eateries in Somers Cove. Also take a heritage tour of the Crisfield Historical Museum and Visitor's Center. It's a neat place to learn about Crisfield, Maryland.

Reedville Fisherman's Museum
504 Main St
Reedville, VA 22539
(804) 453-6529
http://www.rfmuseum.org/

Reedville, Virginia is just a ferry or boat ride away from Tylerton. This historic town is home to the Reedville Fisherman's Museum. The museum has information and exhibits on the town's maritime history. You'll see galleries filled with all types of maritime equipment. Most of these exhibits are permanent and some have traveled to the museum from other places.

After visiting the museum, take a scenic tour of the town. The town has other things of interest such as the Chesapeake Boat Basin. This large marina offers boating, fishing and sailing charters and rentals. You can take a romantic private cruise or fish on the bay.

Step out of your comfortable surroundings and visit the places beyond your Tylerton Inn. Your travel guide to Maryland begins now.