Just 7 miles south of Sandy Cove Road on Route 272, you’ll encounter a beautiful high bluff with an unsurpassed view of the Chesapeake Bay, overlooking the Elk and North East Rivers. The lighthouse is a one-mile hike from the parking area at the end of the road.
Settled prior to 1700 and incorporated in 1850, North East today is a tourist destination for visitors who like regional foods, antique and collectible shopping and history. Main Street in North East offers many attractive antique shops with treasures from the past, crafts and collectible shops, as well as restaurants for casual dining.
Our local Cecil County zoo, Plumpton Park Zoo, is home to over 130 animals representing 44 unique and diverse species. Mammals include Alpaca, American Bison, African Crested Porcupine, an African Serval, Arctic Foxes, Artic Wolves, Bactarin Camels, Bengal Tiger, Black Backed Jackals, a Black Bear, a Bobcat, a Canadian Lynx, a Cougar, European Brown Bear, Fallow Deer, Fennec Fox, a Giraffe, LLama, Pot Bellied Pigs, Prairie Dogs, Pygmy Goats, Reeves Muntjac, Sheep, Siamang Apes, Sicillian Donkeys, a Silver Fox, Timber Wolves, an African Watusi, a White Bengal Tiger, a White Faced Capuchin Monkey and a pair of Zebra. Open year round.
Picturesque Chesapeake City is located on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. Thanks to ambitious renovations by the late Allaire DuPont, time seems to have stopped for this Victorian-period town. From the town wharf, view an endless parade of huge ocean-going vessels and pleasure yachts of every shape and size as they pass by.
Moments after leaving the hustle and bustle of I-95, you’re in beautiful Cecil County. Resting along the upper banks of the Chesapeake Bay, halfway between Philadelphia and Baltimore, we offer travelers a change of pace, and breathtaking scenery. Sample our shimmering harbors and history, rolling hillsides and horse country, antiques and outlets, and unforgettable eateries and inns.
Aberdeen is the home of the U.S. Army’s Aberdeen Proving Ground (APG), where you can visit the U.S Army Ordnance Museum. You’ll also find Ripken Stadium (home of the Aberdeen Ironbirds), arts and cultural institutions, sophisticated shopping and dining, and major transportation hubs.