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Welcome to Ridgely, MD
Ridgely is located in Caroline County, one of nine counties that make up Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Over the years, the town has stayed true to its rural origins; agriculture remains its primary industry. And its well-deserved reputation as “The Strawberry Capital of the World” is celebrated annually at Ridgely’s popular Strawberry Festival. Ridgely’s downtown still reflects the community’s early history, which dates back to the 1860s; the Town Hall is housed in one of the town’s original buildings.
People looking to escape the bright lights of the big city are often tempted to relocate to Ridgely, thanks to its rural nature and small-town atmosphere. The town borders Tuckahoe State Park, which offers outdoor enthusiasts 20 miles of trails and a 60-acre lake. Also nearby is the Arboretum, a 400-acre preserve complete with gardens, bike paths, streams, and interactive programs in ecology and horticulture. This gives Ridgely’s 1,400 residents ample opportunity to enjoy the peace and quiet of country living.