Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge information

Location
Virginia , USA
Address
2145 Key Wallace Dr
Telephone
+1 410 228 2677
More information
www.friendsofblackwater.org
Prices
car/walker & cyclist $3/1
Opening hours
dawn-dusk
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This 17,000-acre refuge, 20 miles south of Easton, contains tidal marshes protected for migrating waterfowl. It has large populations of bald eagles, snow geese, peregrine falcons, blue herons, ospreys and 20 species of duck. October through December is prime bird-watching time. You may also spot woodland creatures such as red foxes, fox squirrels and white-tailed deer. A 5-mile nature drive cuts through the refuge; there are also four hiking trails, ranging in length from 0.3 miles to 2.7 miles. This is also a great spot for cyclists and kayakers to explore: biking and paddling maps are available at the Blackwater Refuge Visitors Center. Take Rte 50 south to Cambridge, then Rte 16 south to State Road 335. Take a left at Key Wallace Dr. If you come during the warmer months, be sure to bring insect repellent.