Nestled where the Susquehanna River joins the Chesapeake Bay in Harford County lies a town where nostalgia, history and beauty join together to provide tourists and residents a quality of life like none other. Recognized by Smithsonian Magazine as one of “America’s 20 Best Small Towns,” Havre de Grace embodies a concept not often found today. It’s a place where folks greet strangers with a smile and the exquisite scenery is matched only by an overwhelming sense of peace and serenity. Although just a mile or so from bustling I-95, you might think you had been transported to a different place, hundreds of miles away. In Havre de Grace, the sounds of lapping waves, the calling of shore birds, and the soft light gleaming on the water replace the hectic sounds and bustle of everyday life. There is a boardwalk promenade fronting the bay where solitude and introspection are welcomed. The downtown streets remind one of an era long gone, where business-owners are the shopkeepers, unique restaurants aren’t bound by “chains” and the architecture preserves the look and feel of Americana.
Whether you want to kayak the gentle waters off the coastline, stroll through museums celebrating a rich history, or just take in a simpler, easier way of life, Havre de Grace is a haven for all to enjoy. It’s a community that promotes recovery and spirituality, a community that is rich with many diverse places of worship.