Chesapeake Writers’ Conference 2013


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Jerry Gabriel, Director
Chesapeake Writers’ Conference
Montgomery Hall
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
18952 E. Fisher Road
St. Mary's City, MD 20686


Historic St. Mary’s City (5 minutes from campus)

Adjacent to campus is Historic St. Mary's City, the site of the fourth permanent settlement in British North America, Maryland's first capital, and "the birthplace of religious toleration." Historic St. Mary's City is an exciting mix of colorful living history and fascinating archaeology, all set in a beautiful tidewater landscape.

Point Lookout State Park (12 minutes from campus)

Recreational opportunities abound on this picturesque peninsula formed by the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River. Swimming, fishing, boating, and camping are just a few of the activities to be enjoyed in this beautiful bay setting. To reach Point Lookout, head south on Route 5 and follow signs

Elm’s Beach (10 minutes from campus)

This park offers wonderful views of the Chesapeake Bay, as well as swimming, hiking, picnicking, fishing and environmental interpretation.

St. Mary’s River State Park (14 minutes from campus)

St. Mary's River State Park is located along Maryland Route 5, between Leonardtown and Great Mills, at the end of Camp Cosoma Road. The area is a popular freshwater fishing spot, and over seven miles of trails encircle a large reservoir.