Holly Point Nature Park offers walking paths, a kayak landing, a waterfront pier and picnic areas. While dog friendly, pets must be on a leash. It is located on the John Smith Water Trail and a Chesapeake Bay “Gateway.” It features woodland and children’s garden. Located just past the Museum, this garden has evolved into an area that encourages children to enjoy the taste, touch, smell and look of gardening. The Middlesex first graders help plant “edible” landscape areas every year as part of their field trip to the park. Plants include Bee Balm, Black Eyed Susan, Peanut butter tree, Banana plant, and seasonal squash, tomatoes, and herbs, along with strawberries and blueberries.
Take a walk through the Sculpture Garden. The unexpected wildlife sculptures guide you down a trail outlined with encore azaleas, blooming through spring, summer and fall. Take a moment and enjoy the serenity of the woods. Benches donated by patrons dot the landscape for such peaceful outings.
Part of the Deltaville Maritime Museum is home to the F.D. Crocket, a boat built in 1924. The nearly 63-foot boat is one of only two log-bottom buyboats built exclusively for power now existing on the bay, and represents the apex of log boat building on the Chesapeake Bay.