Most Instagrammable Spots in Calvert County
Calvert County features pristine waterways, natural parks, unique attractions and some amazing locations to shop, dine and stay. It is also one of the most photogenic counties in Maryland! Here are the top 10 Instagrammable spots in Calvert County.
Photo credit: Angel Beil
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center
13470 Dowell Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Phone: 410-326-4640 Email
Committed to sharing inspiration and joy where art and nature meet, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center has tons of beautiful Instagrammable spots, both inside the arts center gallery and outside as you walk around their grounds. The sculpture garden features a quarter-mile walking path that meanders through the woods past permanent and loaned sculptures. There are over 30 works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art and their popular public events often include unique photo opportunities such as a beautiful rainbow wall backdrop or a selfie with a unicorn!
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary
2880 Grays Road, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Battle Creek Cypress Swamp Sanctuary is one of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees in North America. A short boardwalk trail enables visitors to experience the majestic quality of the cypress trees and the tranquility of the swamp. It’s a beautiful and unique location for some great photos!
Bed & Breakfasts
Calvert County has four lovely Bed & Breakfast locations, each with their own gorgeous view, decorated rooms and personalized experience. Treat yourself to a vacation or a staycation! Take your time wandering the grounds, capturing beautiful garden and water view snapshots to enhance the memories of your stay and make your friends jealous on Instagram!
Calvert Barn Quilt Trail
The Calvert Barn Quilt Trail, a program of the Arts Council of Calvert County, promotes Calvert County's agricultural heritage, local history and artistic talent through beautifully hand painted wooden quilt squares. Wander through the back roads of Calvert County to find and photograph all of these picturesque gems.
Calvert Marine Museum
14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Calvert Marine Museum is dedicated to the presentation of three themes: regional paleontology, estuarine life of the tidal Patuxent River and adjacent Chesapeake Bay and maritime history. In addition to learning about these topics, it is also a great place for an Instagram selfie! Museum Deputy Director Rachelle Green suggests a quick pic of the beautiful and historic Drum Point Lighthouse before you head into the museum and then an exciting selfie with the giant Megalodon jaws once you get inside!
Flag Ponds Nature Park
1525 Flag Ponds Parkway Lusby, MD 20657
Park Office: 410-586-1477
A short, half-mile hike brings you to an expansive sandy beach at Flag Ponds Nature Park. The park has a different look every time you visit due to the fact that nature continues to play with the sand, changing the landscape with each tide, each storm, each season. The wooded trails onsite allow you to experience the beauty of Flag Ponds Nature Park. Ask the staff when you enter the park where to find the “secret tree you can stand inside” for that perfect selfie spot! (entry fee required).
Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum
10515 Mackall Road, St. Leonard, MD 20685
Approximately 560 scenic acres make Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum a prime Instagrammable location! Tree-lined roads, corn fields with gorgeous sunset backdrops and the Patuxent River shoreline are all fantastic options for that perfect photo. Staff members also recommend the “point,” the Native American village and the black iron gates at the Patterson House as great selfie spots.
Restaurants, Wineries & Breweries
Calvert County has some of the most amazing seafood dishes in Maryland. Pile those blue crabs doused in Old Bay high and take a before and after lunch selfie with you and your crew, then head to a local winery or craft brewery and snap a “Cheers!” shot to remember your fun day in Calvert County!
Town of Chesapeake Beach
8200 Bayside Road, Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732
The Town of Chesapeake Beach is known for fresh Chesapeake Bay seafood like Maryland Blue crabs, fresh-caught rockfish, bluefish and oysters. There are also active hometown recreational fields, public boat ramps, the Chesapeake Beach Water Park, local tackle shops and charter fishing. A few picturesque places around town include charter boat row along Fishing Creek, anywhere along the Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail boardwalk or at the majestic Veterans Memorial Park with the grand American flag waving over the Chesapeake Bay!
Town of North Beach
9023 Bay Ave., North Beach, MD 20714
Nestled on the Chesapeake Bay’s western shore at the northern tip of Calvert County, the Town of North Beach epitomizes "land of pleasant living." Enjoy the sun next to the Chesapeake Bay while relaxing on the sandy beach or walk the boardwalk, lined with blossoming flowers before you hit the shops and restaurants in this quintessential Chesapeake Bay town! Some of the best spots for a selfie in North Beach include at the Sunrise Garden next to the koi pond, looking up at one of the picturesque clocks along the boardwalk or pier, next to the boardwalk Christmas tree during the holidays and best of all, in front of the “Welcome to North Beach” town sign or postcard banner along the boardwalk. With the banner in your background, you’ll get all the sites into one shot!