Anne Arundel County offers ample choices for the outdoor enthusiast like biking, hiking, picnicking, and sailing. From biking in Downs Memorial Park along the shore of Chesapeake Bay to paddle boating in Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis to walking the Java Trail at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, you’ll find something for everyone. Bring the entire family and discover what makes Annapolis and Anne Arundel a fun vacation getaway. Browse outdoor activities below.
ABC Events, Inc
Specializing in large venue multiple day events and festivals as well as insuring maximum exposure for specific clients through events and multi-media campaigns. Home to New Year’s Annapolis, Inc and The Maryland Seafood Festival
Recreational walking, club member of the American Volksmarch Association. Four year-round local routes & occasional weekend or evening events. Walks in the tri-state area available to members and non-members.
Annapolis Community Boating
Making boating accessible and fun for all. We have small boats and large boats used in various boating programs for the public. Boating industry resource for Annapolis.
Annapolis Sailing Cruises: Schooner Woodwind
Sail the Chesapeake on a 74-foot schooner! Raise the sails, steer the boat or sit back and relax on a two-hour sail. Special, longer event cruises, too. Departs from the downtown Annapolis Marriott Waterfront Hotel. Two 74-foot schooners offer a real Chesapeake sailing experience for public sails and private charters. Buy a ticket, or privately charter the entire boat. Fun, team match racing, corporate outings, crab feasts and catered sunset sails.
Anne Arundel County Fair, Inc.
An all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to showcasing our community’s best at our annual fair event. We also sponsor other family fundraising events. Fairground rentals also available.
Bachman Sports Complex
County owned and operated sports facilities offering quality baseball and softball fields for team play and tournaments. Call for Scheduling.
Playing their 2nd season at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and operating under new ownership, the Chesapeake Bayhawks bring the excitement of Major League Lacrosse to this region. For ticket information visit thebayhawks.com or call 866-99-HAWKS (42957).
Classic Sail Charters
Classic Sail Charters offers Chesapeake Bay adventures on Licentia, a beautiful 2008 Catalina 42 MK II. Come out and enjoy some time sailing on the Bay.
Diane Knaus Photography
Customized walking tours by international photographer Diane Knaus. An Annapolis Native, Diane has photographed many Annapolis Events and been published in newspapers and magazines.
Down Time Sportfishing Charters
World Class Chesapeake Bay Sportfishing for private groups and family fishing charters. Full Time Professional Fishing Guide services and Annapolis area Chesapeake Bay Cruising. Licensed for up to six guests. Come on aboard and have a great day on the Bay! Call 443-949-8030 or visit their website at DownTimecharters.com for complete details.
Fly & Light Tackle Fishing Charters
Enjoy fly or light tackle fishing for striped bass and other species on the Chesapeake Bay. ORVIS Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Capt. Tom Hughes provides everything and boarding is just 15 minutes from Annapolis.
Fresh Farm Markets
Fresh Farm Markets sponsor a producer-only farmers market in downtown Annapolis (city dock) every Sunday, 8:30AM – 12:00PM, from May 2 – November 21, 2010. Local farmers, local foods and educations programs at the market.
Green Pedals opened an electric bike rentals and a light electric vehicle showroom off Chinquapin Road. We offer GPS navigation on the bikes and can help organize your touring or provisioning routes.
Kayak Annapolis, LLC
Enjoy an educational and exciting guided tour on sit-on-top kayaks through one of America’s oldest seaports. The harbor and the Naval Academy will be the backdrop for our 3 hour tour that is history rich and designed for everyone- corporate groups, families, and leisure vacationers.
Maryland Renaissance Festivals, Inc.
A twenty-two acre English village with more than 200 performers, ten stages, 5,000 seat jousting arena, 148 craft shops and 48 food/beverage facilities. Maryland’s premier outdoor event.
Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
Embark on an awe-inspiring journey from the far north to the Southern tip of Africa, just minutes away from the Inner Harbor. Group rates available, Free Parking.
Navy Annapolis Flight Center, Inc.
Aerial tours of Annapolis, Eastern Shore or destination of your choice; tailored flight transportation to restaurants, resorts, antiquing, attractions and other local outdoor activities; charter flights available to any destination.
Patuxent Research Refuge, National Wildlife Visitor Center
Explore exhibits and wildlife habitats or enjoy a seasonal tram tour. The Visitor Center is open daily (except federal holidys) from 9:00am to 4:30pm.. For more information, visit patuxent.fws.gov
Quiet Waters Park
Nestled between the South River and Harness Creek, Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis offers a wide variety of family activities. Visitors can walk, jog, or bike on over 6 miles of scenic paved trails, play at the large multi-level children’s playground, enjoy the South River promenade and scenic overlook, or picnic among 336 acres of beautiful park land. Boat rental and ice-skating are available seasonally, and the park’s Visitor Center includes formal gardens, art galleries, and a café.
Sandy Point State Park
Offering sandy beaches with swimming, playgrounds, hiking, crabbing, fishing, and an excellent view of the Bay Bridge. Marina offers 22 ramps, seasonal marina with small boat rentals.
We offer a new twist on old vacation favorites by offering pre-arranged, individual or group tours to historical sites and other outdoor attractions. SegZone takes it up a notch and also offers indoor and outdoor competitve and non-competitive events such as obstacle courses, corporate events such as team building retreats and rentals.
Terrapin Adventures (TA) operates unique outdoor adventure centers appealing to corporate groups, tourists and more! For a day of teambuilding and fun, visit our onsite center located in Central Maryland or we will create an adventure at your location. All adventures are led by trained guides that may include a climbing tower, zip line, giant swing, high ropes course, mountain biking, hiking, sailing, geo-caching and horseback riding while sharing environmental facts, skills and fun facts. Equipment is provided.
International Great Grapes! Wine, Arts and Food Festival Anne Arundel Fairgrounds Annapolis MD July 29 & 30, 2006 A grand celebration of wine, food and live music! Master the art of wine tastingm attend gourmet cooking demonstrations and shop amongst uniq ue artists.
United States Yacht Shows, Inc.
Annual Boat Shows.