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Jul 01 2021

About: In 1980 Anne Arundel County purchased 161 acres of uplands and wetlands in Jug Bay; five years later, it bought 10.4 more acres and established the land as a sanctuary. Today the Sanctuary Proper is 452 acres (including River Farm) with 11 miles of trails and a scrub-shrub and marsh boardwalks, which can take you through a natural experience of its forests, wetlands, creeks, meadows, and its wildlife. Sanctuary visitors can also enjoy our nature play space, observation deck, and swamp blind.   The Sanctuary Proper is home to the McCann...

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Jun 29 2021

About: Situated at the confluence of the Patapsco River and the Chesapeake Bay, Fort Smallwood Park’s 90 acres offer an outstanding balance of recreation opportunities and natural beauty. Park visitors of all ages and interests will find Fort Smallwood Park a relaxing place to spend their leisure time. Enjoy fishing, picnicking, bird watching, and swimming. The park offers a hard launch boat ramp year round for power boaters and sailors as well as a soft launch for paddlers, wind surfers and kite boarders. Hours of Operation: Open 7 days a week, year round,...

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Jun 29 2021

About: The 900+ acre Bacon Ridge Natural Area is a true natural gem with expansive marshes, mature forests, and at the center, its namesake creek Bacon Ridge Branch. Positioned in Crownsville and in the headwaters of the South River, Bacon Ridge Natural Area is owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the County’s Department of Recreation and Parks.   The Bacon Ridge Natural Area is both ecologically and historically significant. Local folklore claims that the creek that runs through the heart of the natural area is named Bacon Ridge Branch because there...

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Jun 04 2021

About: Downs Park is a nature-lover’s paradise nestled at the end of the Pasadena peninsula, along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. The park offers visitors endless opportunities to enjoy nature through birdwatching, hiking on miles of wooded trails, expansive views of the Bay, and plenty of family-friendly picnic sites. Downs Park is also a popular destination for dog owners who love to let their four-legged friends splash and swim at the park’s dog beach. Anglers should be sure to bring plenty of bait to take advantage of bountiful fishing opportunities...

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Jul 21 2020

Mayo Beach Park is the perfect place to enjoy a fun-filled day. There is plenty to see and do, from swimming to enjoying a picnic to kayaking. The park is open on scheduled days....

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Jul 07 2020

The Historic Annapolis Museum offers information on Annapolis’ history and tickets and reservations for its tours, excursions, venues, and other events. ...

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Feb 24 2017

The beautiful Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse will be preserved for future generations to enjoy via a public-private partnership formed in 2004 via the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act (NHLPA). ...

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