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Our Bed and Breakfast is located in beautiful Lothian, Maryland.  There are many day trips you can take to our surrounding local area.  Perhaps you are interested in canoeing on the Patuxent River, fossil hunting, playing a relaxing round of golf, or interested in a tasting local fare.  If you're looking for some unique local experiences, we suggest the following:


Whether you want to swim or hunt for fossils, Calvert Cliffs is a great day trip while visiting Butterfly Fields!

Nearby Calvert Cliffs State Park is a day-use park featuring a sandy beach, unique fossils, playground, a freshwater and tidal marshland and 13 miles of hiking trails located in Calvert County. The massive cliffs from which Calvert Cliffs SP was named dominates the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay for thirty miles in Calvert County and were formed over 15 million years ago when all of Southern Maryland was covered by a warm, shallow sea. When the sea receded 20-25 million years ago, marking the end of the Miocene period, cliffs were exposed and began eroding. Today these cliffs reveal the remains of prehistoric species Including sharks, whales, rays, and seabirds that were the size of small airplanes. 



Flag Ponds Nature Park

For hundreds of years the forces of nature have reshaped the Chesapeake Bay shoreline of Flag Ponds Nature Park, creating a remarkable variety of natural environments--from sandy beach, to freshwater ponds, to the forested heights of Calvert Cliffs. Today, nature continues to play with the sand, changing the park's landscape with each tide, each storm, each season.

Millions of years ago, sharks, whales, crocodiles and other creatures inhabited the waters and shores of this area. Most of these animals are now extinct, others are just no longer found here. To the sharp-eyed visitor, sharks teeth and other Miocene fossils may be found along the park's shoreline.

A short, half-mile hike brings you to the sandy beach or you may take longer trail routes that allow you to experience the beauty of the park. Additionally there are observation platforms at two ponds, a fishing pier on the Chesapeake Bay and a visitor's center with wildlife displays.


Chesapeake Bay Fishing Charter Directory


Upper Bay Charters Captains Association, Inc.


These two website directories include lists of fishing charter boats and head boats operating in the Chesapeake Bay area. There are lots of charter captains out there who can take you out for a fun and productive day of fishing on the Bay. 


When you visit the website, the closest charters are in Deale or Galesville (approximately 7 - 10 minutes away from Butterfly Fields).



Old South Country Club A premiere private golf course and event venue.  Golfing is open to members and guests of members only. 

Anne Arundel County Golf Courses - Visit for a complete listing of all area golf courses open to the public.  We have many courses just minutes from our Bed and Breakfast!



Atlantic Golf at South River

3451 Solomons Island Rd
Edgewater, MD

Rated #3 in Golf Digest's 2001 Best Public Courses in Maryland, South River is fun and exciting. It's also breathtakingly beautiful. That's because hills have a way of making things look prettier.


Renditions Golf Course

1380 West Central Avenue (Hwy 214)
Davidsonville, Maryland 21035

Renditions features replicas of holes from major championship venues, all located in a quiet corner of Anne Arundel County, just minutes away from the Capital Beltway and Annapolis. With the Patuxent River flowing nearby, the setting is perfect for a unique, grand slam golf experience.


United States Naval Academy (search for "golf")

Open to Naval Academy students and their guests.  Active duty and retired military personnel also have access to the course.  Contact the Naval Academy for details.



We have several restaurants that are a short drive from us, and allow you to experience the culinary flair of our area.  For more area restaurants within 30 minutes of our B&B, visit our Annapolis page

The Westlawn Inn

Conveniently located in Chesapeake Beach, this local  restaurant features live Jazz most Saturdays and a seasonal menu.


The Old Stein Inn

Located in Edgewater, this family owned German restaurant features indoor and outdoor dining, live music, and authentic German cuisine served in a cozy setting.   Their Bierstube “Pub” offers up a hefty selection of ten drafts and 30 bottled beers, all of which are excellent.

Be sure to check out their website for entertainment schedules and festivals!  If you're visiting us in October, be sure to check out Octoberfest!


Killarney House

The Killarney House, in Davidsonville Maryland, features Irish food using fresh, local ingredients and made from family recipes.



Minutes away is The Show Place Arena - a premiere equestrian center and performance venue.  Click on "Upcoming" and "Equestrian" under the "Events" heading to see what shows are being hosted at The Show Place Arena during your stay with us.


If you are interested in seeing a movie, there are excellent theaters in Annapolis and Bowie.  See our Movies section on our Annapolis page for more information.






Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary


Lothian is home to Jug Bay Wetland Sanctuary!  

Established in 1985, the Sanctuary consists of 1,600 acres of tidal freshwater wetlands, forests, meadows, and fields along the Patuxent River and includes one of the largest freshwater tidal wetlands on the East Coast. The Sanctuary is managed so visitors can enjoy, appreciate, and learn about the peaceful, quiet environment and the expansive wetlands. The wetlands contain large diverse stands of aquatic plants, which are home to many bird, fish, reptile, and mammal species.  To recognize the large and diverse bird population at Jug Bay, they have been designated as a nationally important bird area by the National Audubon Society.

To learn more about the sanctuary, or plan a day trip to see the sanctuary for yourself, visit their website here!


Prince George's Co. Parks

and Recreation: Patuxent River Park





Patuxent River Park is comprised of more than 6,000 acres of natural area parklands along the eastern boundary of Prince George's County.  It is located a short 15 miles from Butterfly Fields Bed & Breakfast. 

Much of the land in the park contains valuable natural and historical resources and is governed by a "limited-use" policy. The park offers a wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities including camping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, fishing, hunting, boating, kayaking, canoeing, archaeology and nature study. In addition, there is the Patuxent Rural Life Museums, a collection of late 19th century and early 20th century buildings and historic structures dedicated to preserving the rural heritage of southern Prince George's County. The park provides canoe and kayak rentals, facilities for camping and picnics, guided educational programs, and special programs and eventsfor people of all ages. Reservations are required for most activities.



Rosaryville State Park

Located just a few short miles from Butterfly Fields Bed and Breakfast is Rosaryville State Park, home to the Maryland Horse Trials.  For more information about the Maryland Horse Trials, visit their website here

For more information about Rosaryville State Park's equestrian, biking, and walking trails, along with other events, visit their website here.




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