Bring your fat-tire bikes! This is a beautiful, cruising ride.

St. Michaels to Neavitt cycling route takes you through Eastern Shore villages, past farmland, and to the Neavitt Landing pier overlooking the north bank of the beautiful Choptank River.

The Ride

Approx. 30 miles roundtrip

Difficulty

Easy

The Payoff

Neavitt Landing gives you a unique, expansive view of the Choptank River where it enters the Chesapeake Bay

Highlights

  • Start and end in St. Michaels with great restaurants and shopping
  • Roll past Eastern Shore pastoral farmland with water in the distance
  • Ride through a couple of very rural villages
  • Turnaround at Neavitt Landing

Neavitt Landing Bike Ride Overview

Ride to Neavitt, Maryland

The route is flat. You are on asphalt highways, but the main highway has wide shoulders, and the road into Neavitt is not busy.

This is not a scary highway to cycle on and the locals are used to bikes on the road. 

There’s not much else along the way except the scenery. It’s peaceful and pastoral. Enjoy a picnic in the Neavitt city park before turning around and heading back to the bustling St. Michaels.

Neavitt Landing is home to a Choptank fleet of fishing boats backed up to the pier on the weekends. The watermen fish the Chesapeake Bay for oysters in the winter and crabs in the summer.

The Neavitt highway was repaved in 2020 and has a nice asphalt surface on the three-foot-wide shoulder most of the way. Close to Neavitt, the shoulder pavement turns into a washboard, making it a tough ride for road bikes.

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Neavitt Landing Bike Ride Details

Start in St. Michaels. Just pick your parking spot.

From St. Michaels, you head north/northwest on Route 33. Basically, you keep going on the road you came in on.

Turn left onto Route 579 (Bozman Neavitt Road). You’ll pedal through the tiny town of Bozman, past water-front farm land and into Neavitt.

But keep on going. On the other side of Neavitt, Route 579 turns into Long Point Road. Stay on Long Point Road by taking the left fork when it seems to want to turn into Elston Shore Road.

A few minutes past that, Long Point Road will make a right, but keep going straight and you’ll end up at Neavitt Landing.

Once you get on the route, you won’t find any convenience stores or restaurants along the way. If you need provisions, pick them up in St. Michaels.

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