The Eastern Shore Sights

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

  • 2145 Key Wallace Dr. Map It
  • Cambridge
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge
  • Blue Heron, Blackwater Wildlife Refuge, Maryland

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Published 10/21/2013

Fodor's Review

The largest nesting bald eagle population north of Florida makes Blackwater its home. You can often see the birds perching on the lifeless tree trunks that poke from the wetlands here, part of nearly 28,000 acres of woods, open water, marsh, and farmland. In fall and spring, some 35,000 Canada and snow geese pass through in their familiar V formations to and from their winter home, joining more than 15,000 ducks. The rest of the year, residents include endangered species such as peregrine falcons and silver-hair Delmarva fox squirrels. Great blue heron stand like sentinels while ospreys dive for meals and tundra swans preen endlessly. By car or bike you can follow a 5-mi road through several habitats or follow a network of trails on foot. Exhibits and films in the visitor center provide background and insight.

Sight Information

Address:

2145 Key Wallace Dr., at Rte. 335, Cambridge, Maryland, 21613-3788, United States

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Phone:

410-228–2677

Sight Details:

  • $3 car, $1 pedestrian or cyclist
  • Wildlife drive daily dawn–dusk. Visitor center weekdays 8–4, weekends 9–5

Published 10/21/2013

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