Find Things to Do near the First Colony Center
As a guest of the Country Inn & Suites, you are minutes from Lexington Park’s best attractions, like the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Point Lookout Lighthouse, built in 1825, and Sotterley Plantation, which was a major producer of tobacco in the 1700s, offer great opportunities to engage local history. Nearby state parks, like Calvert Cliffs and Greenwell, allow you to explore the great outdoors, go fishing, hike or have a picnic. For a bit of retail therapy, look no further than the shops at First Colony Center, which is connected to the hotel’s parking lot.
Stay busy with these area attractions:
- Calvert Cliffs State Park (9.4 miles)
Search for fossils along the sandy beaches of Calvert Cliffs State Park while the kids climb the playground made of recycled tires. This day-use park also features more than 13 miles of trails.
Phone: +1 (301) 743-7613
- Calvert Marine Museum (4.5 miles)
At the mouth of the Patuxent River sits this hands-on museum featuring playful otters, a paleontology exhibit, a woodcarving shop and the beautiful Drum Point Lighthouse.
Phone: +1 (410) 326-2042
- Chesapeake Hills Golf Course (9.3 miles)
Designed by Jim Thompson and opened in 1968, this stunning 72-par golf course is fun and challenging for both professionals and amateurs alike.
Phone: +1 (410) 326-4653
- First Colony Center (the hotel is located inside the plaza)
Refresh your wardrobe or replenish the items you’ve lost or used during your hotel stay at retailers like Target, BJ’s and Old Navy.
- Greenwell State Park (8.3 miles)
Go kayaking, fishing, hunting, picnicking or horseback riding inside this 596-acre state park on the Patuxent River.
Phone: +1 (301) 373-9775
- Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) (6.8 miles)
The headquarters of Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), this military facility is a valuable training center that conducts more than 200,000 air operations annually.
Phone: +1 (301) 757-1487
- Pax River Naval Air Museum (5.3 miles)
See artifacts that tell the story of naval aviation research, development, technology and more at this family-fun and educational visitor center.
Phone: +1 (301) 863-1900
- Point Lookout Lighthouse (24 miles)
This historic lighthouse was commissioned by the U.S. government in 1925 and completed in 1930. Visitors love to hear the story of its first keeper, Ann Davis, who is said to haunt the place.
Phone: +1 (301) 684-3704
- Point Lookout State Park (21 miles)
Despite its beauty and serenity, this state park was once the site of a waterside, Civil War-era prison camp that imprisoned as many as 52,264 Confederate soldiers.
Phone: +1 (301) 872-5688
- Solomons Island (5.2 miles)
Shop, dine and play in the picturesque town of Solomons Island. Charter a boat, peruse art galleries, buy fine jewelry and have a Mai Tai at the island’s world-famous Tiki Bar.
- Sotterley Plantation (7.5 miles)
What was once the 1700s plantation of tobacco farmer James Bowles is now a historic property with a museum and spectacularly manicured gardens. The grounds are open all year long.
Phone: +1 (301) 373-2280