Located in the heart of St. Mary's County near the beautiful Mid-Atlantic shores of Chesapeake Bay, the community of Great Mills is one of Maryland's most charming places to live. With its ideal location that is close to a peninsula with plenty of recreational opportunities and delicious seafood, it is no wonder that so many Maryland residents are finding their new home in Great Mills apartments for rent. With Washington, D.C., about 1.5 hours away, proximity to Interstate 95 and exciting amenities near the Patuxent-Chesapeake Corridor, Great Mills gives residents plenty of reasons to call Maryland home.
The areas around Great Mills and St. Mary's County are steeped in colonial history, dating back as early as 1633 when Leonard Calvert and a group of seaside travelers from the Isle of Wight made their way to the area and purchased it from Yeocomico Native Americans. The community quickly began to grow and has done so ever since due to Great Mills' excellent location near the Potomac River. Many of the old churches and homes in St. Mary's County still stand today, showcasing the storied history of this area and its relevance in American colonial culture. Great Mills is also home to a patriotic population, as the Patuxent River Naval Air Station is close by.
One of the biggest attractions in the area is St. Mary's River State Park, a beautiful green space that is loaded with enchanting forests, swamps and small streams. A popular freshwater fishing spot, there are many species of animals as well as plants that you won't find in other areas of the state. A 7.5-acre trail encircles St. Mary's Lake, the crowned jewel of the park, where many people enjoy hiking, canoeing and horseback riding.
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