Jug Bay Glendening Nature Preserve

Plummer Road Entrance
5702 Plummer Lane, Lothian, MD 20711

Wrighton Road Entrance
1290 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711

(410) 222-8006

The Glendening Nature Preserve offers 4 miles of trails through 620 acres of diverse habitat. Trails wander through meadows, pine barrens, sand barrens, upland forest, and streams and to the Patuxent River. A boardwalk extends 460 ft through wetlands to Old Galloway Creek with a view of the Patuxent River. Some public outdoor education programs also occur at this property, mainly around the Plummer House area. The Plummer House, a farm house restored in 2007, is located off Plummer Lane and is used for meetings and public education. This location also features a butterfly garden. The garden is the home to over 90 plant species and over 45 different butterfly species, and it is the center of a phenology citizen science monitoring project.

No Bicycles or other wheeled vehicles please.

Leashed pets only. Pick up after your pet.

  • Free Admission
  • On-Site Gardens

Hours of Operation

Open year-round

Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm