Denton, seat of Caroline County, is on the Choptank River and is steeped in history. What began as a tiny settlement on the Choptank River around 1781, quickly became a trade center for a fairly wide agricultural area. In the days when commerce between the Eastern Shore and Baltimore was mainly by water, Denton Wharf on the Choptank River was a busy location for a loading point. Now, Denton still welcomes commerce, located on the river, the charming town is a perfect place to live and work. Come see Denton's “treasures”, relax and enjoy shopping and dining in downtown.
Come enjoy the Martinak State Park. This land was deeded by George Martinak full of forests, fields and marsh to the state in 1961 for preservation as a recreational facility and a natural area for the enjoyment of all. Bordered by the Choptank River and Watts Creek, this area supports a wide variety of plant and animal life. Anglers may enjoy the opportunity to catch bass, perch, sunfish and catfish.
The area around the park has hardwood and pine forests on the Choptank River and Watts Creek. Modern campsites and boating access are available. Amenities include hiking trails, playground, shelters and a nature center. Also come visit the Historic Caroline Court House, Choptank River Heritage Center and Museum of Rural Life.