50 FREE things to do in Charles County

50 FREE things to do in Charles County

50 FREE things to do in Charles County, MD

Fish at Friendship Landing. (No license is required when fishing off the shoreline or dock.)

Fossil hunt and collect sea shells at Purse State Park.

Bike through one of the many scenic areas.

Hike at Chicamuxen Wildlife Management Area.

Browse the many antique and craft shops at the Hughesville Bargain Barns.

Window shop with the walking club at St. Charles Town Center.

Tour Thomas Stone National Historic Site.

Tour the Port Tobacco One-Room Schoolhouse.

Visit St. Ignatius Catholic Church, the nation's oldest active Catholic Church, and enjoy the fantastic view from the 120-foot bluff overlooking the mouth of the Port Tobacco River where it joins the Potomac.

Stand atop observation towers at Friendship Farm Park and watch eagles soar.

Take a driving tour of our scenic byways.

Research your genealogy at the Southern Maryland Studies Center located at the College of Southern Maryland.

Play tennis at White Plains Regional Park.

Picnic and birdwatch at Ruth B. Swann Memorial Park.

Kayak or canoe at Friendship Landing.

Attend the Island Artfest at Cobb Island in May.

Attend the Charles County Trade Show & Marketplace in June.

Celebrate the 4th of July and watch fireworks at the Charles County Fairgrounds, La Plata or Village Green Park, Indian Head.

Meet top B.A.S.S. professionals such as Denny Brauer, Jay Yelas, and Kevin Van Dam at the Maryland Bassmaster Top 150 Invitational held at Smallwood State Park.

Enjoy an 18th Century candlelight Christmas during Colonial Christmas at the historic Smallwood's Retreat House located at Smallwood State Park in December.

In-line skate through neighborhood trails.

Enjoy free concerts at La Plata's Town Hall in June, July and August.

Go crabbing.

Hike the nature trail at Myrtle Grove WMA.

Audition for a role with the Port Tobacco Players or participate in set production.

Learn a bit of history by being a friend and visiting the elderly at the Charles County Nursing Home.

Play a softball game at Southern Park.

Launch your boat at Marshall Hall

Attend the Town of Indian Head's Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony in December

Swing with your child at Laurel Spring's Tot-Lot playground.

Ride horseback at Oak Ridge Park or Doncaster Forest.

Stroll through historic Benedict or Cobb Island.

Attend high school sporting events.

Take a scenic drive through the Amish countryside.

Watch the sunset at Pope's Creek.

Feed the ducks at Gilbert Run Park and walk the trail around the lake.

Sail the historic Potomac River.

Kayak to Mallow's Bay, the largest ship graveyard on the East Coast.

Visit the Mattawoman Creek Art Center in Marbury.

Volunteer to walk a dog at the Humane Society.

Take your children to story time at the local libraries.

Get free mulch, April and October.

Play basketball at the courts of a local school.

View butterflies at Doncaster Forest.

Volunteer as a docent at the Dr. Samuel A. Mudd House.

Play frisbee at Oak Ridge Park.

Paint, sketch, or photograph a lovely Charles County sunset or historic site.

Visit the fish hatchery at Cedarville State Park.