The hot days of summer are here but this does not deter our guests from relaxing and having fun. Sitting on the porch under a ceiling fan with an ice cold lemonade or ice tea, a good book in hand and chirping birds in the background is so relaxing. Many can spend all afternoon on the porch.
The property is home to many species of birds, butterflies and other critters. We can lend you a pair of binoculars and our Sibley bird guide and you don’t even have to leave the Brampton to go on your own nature trail! Or take a ride to Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge to look for eagles, osprey and all kinds of ducks and other water birds.
If this sounds too quiet, think kayaks. Our guests have been enjoying our kayaks for two years now. They are kept at the Rock Hall Yacht Club which gives easy access to the bay. There is even a little island to paddle out to where you can enjoy a picnic lunch. The club also has pool for our guests to use. It is one of Kent County’s most beautiful spots.
Bicycling is another activity that many of our guests enjoy. Avid bikers come from all around to ride on the large-shouldered, back country roads found throughout Kent County. In fact, Carolina Tailwinds, a bicycle tour operator from North Carolina, includes Brampton as the starting and ending point for their popular Chesapeake Bay area tour. They consider the area to have “perfect cycling conditions”.
How about a ride on a sailboat: Blue Crab Charters out of Rock Hall, MD is extremely popular with our guests. For only $30 per person, Captain Mark and his First and Only Mate, Suzanne, take up to 3 couples out for a 1.5 hour ride on the bay. They leave 5 times a day during the summer, but the best time to go is for the sunset cruise. As Capt. Mark says, he guarantees a sunset every night!! (www.bluecrabcharters.com)
Of course, there’s always shopping…either downtown in Chestertown on First Fridays, or in other little towns around the area like Chesapeake City, Galena, Easton, etc. If outlets are more your style, Prime Outlets in Queenstown is only about a 40 minute drive.
Whatever you choose to do while you’re here at the Brampton, we hope you enjoy yourself and you leave feeling relaxed and refreshed and wanting to come back!!