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Where to opt outside on the Shore


Enjoying a hike in Talbot County

Sure the weather is getting colder, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still reap the benefits of traversing our local lands, whether it be on a hike, bike, or whatever it is that gets you outside!

We created the following list of trails and open spaces as a handy reminder to get out and take a walk in nature during this holiday season. These places are all located in the Mid and Upper Shore counties where ESLC currently serves.





Cecil County – Turkey Point Lighthouse http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/central/elknecklighthouse.aspx

Kent County – SEEC @ Turner’s Creek Park  http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/eastern/sassafras.aspx

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge https://www.fws.gov/refuge/eastern_neck/

Queen Anne’s County – Wye Island State Park http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/eastern/wyeisland.aspx

Tuckahoe State Park http://dnr2.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/eastern/tuckahoe.aspx

Adkins Arboretum http://www.adkinsarboretum.org/

Caroline CountyLynch Preserve https://www.eslc.org/land-preservation/preserves/

Talbot CountyPickering Creek http://pickeringcreek.audubon.org/

Dorchester County – Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Blackwater/

*Note: Keywallace Trail is closed certain dates for deer management, be sure to check dates before hiking and wear boots.

We would like to encourage people to share their photos with ESLC via Facebook and Instagram at @eshorelandc

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