The 10 Best Things to Do in Elkton, United States

August 15, 2017 Elouise Mccaul

The town of Elkton is the county seat of Cecil County, Maryland, United States. The population was 15,443 at the 2010 census. It was formerly called Head of Elk because it sits at the head of navigation on the Elk River, which flows into the nearby Chesapeake Bay.
Restaurants in Elkton

1. Milburn Orchards

1495 Appleton Rd, Elkton, MD 21921-2913 +1 410-398-1349
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

Milburn Orchards

Reviewed By Darren L - Queenstown, Maryland

We decided to take the grandkids to the orchard a few weeks before Halloween to pick out pumpkins. We chose Milburn for the activities available and, frankly, the donuts. Recent weekends were cold/wet, so it turned out to be super crazy there. An assortment of activities, but not cheap. The 1 year olds were free, but the 5 year old was still at an age where she couldn't participate in quite a few activities. It was an ok activity, but might think twice about returning until kids a bit older and perhaps earlier in the season.

2. White Clay Creek State Park

880 New London Rd, Newark, DE 19711-2112 +1 302-368-6900
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

White Clay Creek State Park

Reviewed By Stephen M

Our family and friends have been going here for decades. The trails are well kept and it is a very large park. There is a pavilion where the Park sponsors entertainment/ music. There are rocks to climb and a couple of ponds. You can ride bikes and there are maps available online at its website..

3. Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

1042 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701-2324
Excellent
90%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 161 reviews

Go Ape Treetop Adventure Course

It’s not in the dictionary, but if it was, Go Ape would be described as a ‘tree top adventure’.That means we build giant obstacle courses up in the trees using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels made of wood, rope and super-strong wire, and top it all off with the world's best zip lines.We then equip people with harnesses, pulleys and carabiners, give them a 30 minute safety briefing and training and let them loose into the forest canopy, free to swing through the trees. Of course, instructors are always on hand, regularly patrolling the forests (not in monkey suits unfortunately!)The result is spectacular. The Go Ape experience gets the adrenalin pumping, gets people out of their comfort zones and above all (no pun intended), it’s just great fun.

Reviewed By jtindover - Dover, Delaware

Took the family to celebrate my sons 14th birthday. We all did the main tree top obstacle course and zip lines. Our group of six ranged from 14 to 48. The course was challenging enough but still fun for everyone. The zip lines and Tarzan swings where the highlight of the day for our group. The instructors give you plenty of hands on training before turning you loose in the trees. The course could take a few hours depending on your abilities and those ahead of you! The park provides a great place to bring a picnic and make a day of it. There are walking trails and a pond at the state park. The park will charge an entrance fee to access go ape with in the park. Well worth the small fee.

4. M/V Bay Breeze

208 Bank Street, Schaefer's Marina, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1039
Excellent
86%
Good
11%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 175 reviews

M/V Bay Breeze

M/V Bay Breeze boat cruises, handles tours & sightseeing cruises, steamed Blue Crab cruises, and special events ranging from a day out with the family to corporate outings, sunset & booze cruises, wedding rehearsals, and much more. Our vessel is equipped to seat 26 passengers comfortably, with outstanding views from every seat! Whether it is to enjoy time with friends or just relax for a boat ride, Bay Breeze is your premier boat cruise in the Upper Bay! We are conveniently located in one of the most eye-catching areas of the Upper Chesapeake Bay at Schaefer's Canal House. Our focus is to provide guests with the true experience of being on a Chesapeake City water tour when they visit Cecil and Hartford Counties. We encourage guests looking to experience the beauty of the Maryland waterways, in Chesapeake City or Havre de Grace, to book your trip online! ~"Welcome Aboard"

Reviewed By hjillg2 - Westminster, Maryland

We had an absolutely delightful time last weekend on the sunset cruise. The pilot gave us a smooth ride; the director had some anecdotal information about the area as we cruised, and the bartender was attentive, efficient and pleasant. The director tends towards a "partying" atmosphere, but was able to adapt to our more peaceful temperments. The Bay Breeze has made this cruise (and their other offerings) easily affordable to couples and families, as well as clubs, churches and other organizations. We will definitely do this again!!

5. Lums Pond State Park

1068 Howell School Rd, Bear, DE 19701-2324 +1 302-368-6989
Excellent
48%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 162 reviews

Lums Pond State Park

Reviewed By kari327055 - Keller, Texas

I need to preface this review that I'm in the middle of a 30 day multi state camping trip. Booked the yurt months ago based on reviews. Expected something similar to a camper cabin. As I was spending the day in Philadelphia I called to see what needed to be done as would be arriving late. Guy on phone was nice. Gave me code to open the door and if I had any problems see camp host in site 1 or 2. Upon arriving to park around 8p had little issue finding the yurt in the dark. At night can't really see the post with Y1 on it as 2 other poles in the way. No "path/trail" to deck. There was one for yurt 02. I was unable to get the door code to work so went to see camp host on right side. He told me to do door code and then hit #, but be careful that door automatically lockes when door shuts. Went back. Still unable to get door to work. Digital lock very worn and weathered. Again went to host who then makes snide comment "1st time in 3 years someone couldn't get door open". He use code and then turn and pulled hard on door to get it to open. After my friend and I said apologized and said thank you. He makes another snide comment about topping of his already 10 hour day. Once inside I was completely grossed out. Was dirty/nasty. Didn't even shut the door. Bugs crawling all over beds, walls, floors. 1 fell on me from ceiling. No broom to sweep them out. With mattress covers dirty and ripped who knows what was in the matress itself. I would have rather set up my tent in the dark. So grossed out I bugged out. Upon leave door did NOT autonatically lock. Kinda pissed. Waste of my money and too late as after 9p to find another campground. Had to get hotel.

6. Glasgow Park

Rt 896 & Rt 40, Newark, DE
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Glasgow Park

Reviewed By Motherhen03 - Fairfax, Virginia

This is a wonderful family- friendly park. Lots of walking trails, lots of open space, nice playground equipment. Lots of people there on Easter Sunday. So nice to see Delaware utilize open space for people to enjoy. Good amount of parking. First and Third Saturdays the history museum is open at this site too. Way to go Delaware for protecting nature and providing a great place to visit.

7. Sarge's Bait and Tackle

751 Augustine Herman Hwy, Elkton, MD 21921-7707 +1 410-620-9183
Excellent
90%
Good
10%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Sarge's Bait and Tackle

Reviewed By wayne417 - North East, Maryland

For a number of years (along RT#213 South from Elkton to Chesapeake city, MD.) is a unique store that sells fishing licenses, bait of all kinds, and a lot of various fish lore items. The store, for a long time, operated by Greg Kaufman (and excellent woodwork finisher in his own right) with the help of his father.

If unique is what you seek, you would do well to pull in and look around at what is there. Yes, as I said earlier, you can get fishing licenses; however, you can get a lot more-if only a great experience. Drop in if you are going on RT#213 (A MD. Scenic By-Way Route) to Chesapeake City, Galena, Chestertown, Rock Hall, etc. You will not regret the time spent..

8. Gilpins Covered Bridge

Rt 272, RT 272, 1.4 miles off I-95 at exit 100a, Elkton, MD 21921
Excellent
41%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
33%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 15 reviews

Gilpins Covered Bridge

Reviewed By STEVEN A - DARIEN

It is definitely nostalgic to see a covered bridge but disconcerting to see it set up as the bridge to nowhere. The highway is about 25 feet to the side of the bridge so the bridge serves no purpose. I find it more interesting when you can actually use covered bridges for crossing in your car. While there is a historic plaque I wouldn't make this bridge a destination.

9. C&D Canal Museum

815 Bethel Rd, Chesapeake City, MD 21915-1218 +1 410-885-5621
Excellent
51%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 24 reviews

C&D Canal Museum

Reviewed By EC13091 - Ellicott City, Maryland

If you want an introduction to the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, this is the place. The museum is tiny, and was unattended when we visited. There were two videos on the canal, and a lot of small exhibits. On the wall there was a monitor listing current shipping traffic, and we left when we saw a ship was coming up the canal. A visit here won't take long, but stop anyway. You'll learn a thing or two.

10. Newark Reservoir

Old Paper Mill Road, Newark, DE
Excellent
62%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 68 reviews

Newark Reservoir

Reviewed By chia6000 - Wilmington, De

Welcome to the Top of Newark! This place is a wonderful option to have when you want to spend time with friends on a walk, view the stars, do some fitness training, watch wildlife, or just have some peaceful time to contemplate life. A steep climb uphill but totally worth it,

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