These Rare Images Of Maryland’s Abandoned Holland Island Are Both Beautiful And Eerie

Have you heard of Holland Island? This Chesapeake Bay island was once the home of watermen, farmers, and their families in the 1800s to early 1900s. As erosion took over the land, all of the inhabitants were eventually forced to move, mostly to the nearby town of Crisfield and Deal Island. Although it’s abandoned today, you can still spot remnants of life.

Recently we featured drone footage over this now abandoned area, but today, we’re getting a more up-close view of what remains. Check out the fascinating photos below.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Holland Island may be hard to reach but there are plenty of other local gems to explore. Check out 10 Staggeringly Beautiful Places In Maryland That Will Always Be Waiting For You. Happy adventuring!

Address: Holland Island, 10, Straits, MD, USA