Jug Bay Glendening Nature Preserve

Jug Bay Glendening Nature Preserve


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.


Hours of Operation:

Open year-round

Daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm

No Bicycles or other wheeled vehicles please. 

Leashed pets only. Pick up after your pet.


Cost of Entry: FREE



Phone: (410) 222-8006


Plummer Road Entrance

5702 Plummer Lane, Lothian, MD 20711


Wrighton Road Entrance

1290 Wrighton Road, Lothian, MD 20711


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