Our Trails

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Make time for some outdoor exercise at our lovely parks and hiking trails throughout Worcester County, Maryland.

Trails By Land

  • The county is a delight to explore. Numerous villages are interspersed among 13,000 acres of state forest, offering outstanding natural beauty and hidden treasures. As you travel the back roads, you will come across small villages with origins traceable to the early settlers and their enterprises. Worcester County nature trails are part of a regional greenway system connecting parks, forests, and beaches. Greenways provide habitat and passageways for wildlife, buffers for fragile waterways and outdoor recreation areas for people. These trails are easily accessible, and they are not generally difficult or exceptionally long. They are hiker-friendly for all ages.
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  • 12.5-miles winding through the Chesapeake Forest and Pocomoke State Forest from Snow Hill Road (MD Route 12) south of Salisbury to Milburn Landing State Park. (Click here to get the map.)


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  • This trail is a 1-mile long self-guided glimpse of three forest types on the edge of the Pocomoke River: a pine grove, mixed hardwoods and bald cypress swamp. Observe three distinct plant communities competing and changing under the influence of the natural environment. A brochure is available at the park.

    Address:
    Pocomoke River State Forest & Park - Milburn Landing Area - Pocomoke City, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-632-2566

  • Worcester County has many fine parks where you and your family can play and explore our beautiful natural treasures. At our parks you can also find sports events, camping, entertainment, and educational programs. Download our guide to parks at: http://beachandbeyond.org/parks or visit the Parks website at: http://www.worcesterrecandparks.org

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  • A guide to the coastal corridor on Delmarva...
    Between Cape Henlopen, Delaware and Cape Charles, Virginia lies a treasure trove of history, heritage, outdoor recreation and local foods! Use the Cape to Cape booklet to guide you on an expedition to remote tidal creeks, forests, small coastal communities and outdoor adventure. Discover local museums, restaurants that serve up the freshest seafood and see why Coastal Living Magazine calls our beaches some of the best in the country!
    Cape to Cape Scenic Byway Brochure


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  • Experience the many wonderful wines and craft brews made right here on Delmarva! Toast Our Coast, Delmarva's Wine & Ale Trail covers seven counties in three states along the beautiful Delmarva Peninsula. ToastOurCoast.com is a complete listing of wineries and breweries in the Delmarva area listing detailed information regarding tours and tastings, directions and more! Throughout the year we will be profiling the characters behind the wines and ales you taste. Their stories provide great insight into the bright future of Delmarva's wine and beer industry.

    Throughout the year we will be profiling the characters behind the wines and ales you taste. Their stories provide great insight into the bright future of Delmarva's wine and beer industry.

    In Worcester County visit:
    Burley Oak Brewing Company
    10016 Old Ocean City Blvd
    Berlin, MD, 21811
    443-513-4647
    http://burleyoak.com

    Costa Ventosa
    9031 Whaleyville Rd
    Whaleyville, MD 21872
    410-352-9867
    http://www.costaventosa.com

    Fin City Brewing Co.
    12913 Ocean Gateway
    Ocean City, MD 21842
    410-213-1771
    http://fincitybrewing.com

    Maryland Wine Bar
    103 N. Main St.
    Berlin, MD 21811
    410-629-1002
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    Website:

    ToastOurCoast.com



  • No other byway, when viewed on a map, can dare to claim an actual physical resemblance to its name! An imperfect loop links Princess Anne, Snow Hill, Salisbury and other Lower Eastern Shore towns to form the shell of the Blue Crab Byway, while several branches extend out like stubby legs and curved claws toward the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean.
    Drive The Blue Crab Byway

    Address:
    Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore

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    Website:

    http://www.drivethebluecrab.com



  • View Byrd Park and Snow Hill from one side of this uninhabited island and a typical cypress swamp on the other. This trail is accessible by boat or canoe on the northeast end of the island. As you hike this quarter-mile trail, observe the variety of birds and plant life that changes seasonally.

    Address:
    Snow Hill, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-632-2080

  • Located between Snow Hill and Pocomoke City near the Shad Landing area of Pocomoke River State Park, this 8.5-mile network of single-track mountain bike trails winds through the Hudson and Tarr tracts of the Pocomoke State Forest. (Click here to get the map.)


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  • This .5 mile trail through soft sands puts visitors in the mood to explore a harsh, desert-like environment. Animal tracks and a wide variety of plants characterize the interesting duneland habitat. Trailside exhibits show how salt-laden winds off the ocean naturally prune several plants into unusual shapes. Handicap accessible.

    Address:
    Assateague Island National Seashore - Berlin, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-641-1441

    Website:

    http://www.nps.gov/asis/index.htm



  • A hard path surface, which makes this trail fully accessible, winds its way past woodland ponds and through a half mile of diverse shrubs and mature loblolly pines. Exhibits introduce visitors to many forest inhabitants. An observation deck at the edge of the woods offers a breathtaking view of several miles of forest that overlook Chincoteague Bay. Handicap accessible.

    Address:
    Assateague Island National Seashore - Berlin, Maryland

    Website:

    http://www.nps.gov/asis/index.htm



  • An elevated boardwalk, which makes this trail fully accessible, courses its way through a half mile of Assateague salt marshes. Exhibits interpret the importance of this habitat to barrier island ecology. Many wetland bird species can be seen from this trail and an observation deck offers a panoramic view of Chincoteague Bay on Assateague's backside. Handicap accessible.

    Address:
    Assateague Island National Seashore - Berlin, Maryland

    Website:

    http://www.nps.gov/asis/index.htm



  • Located adjacent to the Milburn Landing area of Pocomoke River State Park, this 3.7-mile loop trail traverses through upland pine and hardwood forests, as well as bald cypress bottomlands. (Click here to get the map.)


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  • This trail begins at Cypress Park and winds around Stevenson's Pond to Winter Quarters Landing, a public boat ramp, for a total of 4 miles. The trail is enhanced by several sections of floating boardwalk, exercise stations, a 57-foot pedestrian bridge, 260-foot fishing pier, gazebo and canoe launch sites.

    From the trail, view a unique diversity of trees and birds that make this portion of the Pocomoke River so special. You can also hike a shorter 1.5 mile loop. The boardwalk and fishing pier are handicap accessible.

    Address:
    Cypress Park - Pocomoke City, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-957-1333

  • This self-guided interpretive 0.6-mile loop trail is located approximately 4 miles west of Furnace Town near the intersection of Old Furnace and Old Beech Roads. (Click here to get the map.)


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  • The Beach to Bay Indian Trail is a National Recreation Trail from Pocomoke City to Ocean City. The trail following the patterns established centuries ago by tribes of the Algonquin Nation, and then by the first European immigrants. These patterns are deeply imprinted on the land and can be seen in relatively undisturbed settings. Today the trail ties together parks, historic sites, and natural areas.

    Address:
    7206 National Seashore Lane, Berlin, Maryland 21811

    Website:

    http://www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=4390



  • More than a mile of easy paths through the Pocomoke Forest and over the Nassawango Cypress Swamp; the swamp's maze of forest trees and undergrowth harbors a variety of animals and plants.

    The trail is part of the Nassawango Creek Preserve, Maryland's largest private nature preserve. It is open year round for nature walks, birdwatching, and canoeing. The trail, which is accessed through the Furnace Town Visitor Center, is open from April 1 to October 31 between the hours of 11AM and 5PM.

    Admission to the center is free for Conservancy members with their membership cards. For non-members, there is a $4 entry fee for adults and $2 for children.
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    Address:
    Furnacetown - Snow Hill, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-632-2032

    Website:

    http://www.furnacetown.com



  • The Viewtrail 100 bike trail offers cyclists a scenic tour of more than 100 miles of Worcester County's countryside. Enjoy this unique biking experience!
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    Phone:
    800-852-0335

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Trails By Water

  • Worcester County has many fine parks where you and your family can play and explore our beautiful natural treasures. At our parks you can also find sports events, camping, entertainment, and educational programs. Download our guide to parks at: http://beachandbeyond.org/parks or visit the Parks website at: http://www.worcesterrecandparks.org

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  • The Bog Iron Water Trail is an existing network of water trail routes along the Pocomoke River and Nassawango Creek. The route along the Pocomoke River runs between the town of Snow Hill and Shad Landing State Park. The route along Nassawango Creek runs from the canoe launch at Red.

    • Primary Waterways: Pocomoke River and Nassawango Creek.
    • Length: Approximately 15 miles with multiple paddling options .


    Clcik here to download the Bog Iron Trails Guide & Map.

    Address:
    Southern Worcester County Maryland

  • Nestled in one of the most beautiful settings on the Eastern Shore, this water trail meanders through tidal creeks surrounded by low marsh and forest. For open water enthusiasts, it offers a 6-mile leg around Mills Island in Chincoteague Bay. MD Route 12. From U.S. 50, take MD 12 south to Girdletree and to E.A. Vaughn WMA
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    Address:
    E.A. Vaughn WMA - Girdletree, Maryland

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  • A 2-mile water trail in protected waters along irregular coastline and marsh grasses at Assateague Island. A great place to observe the richness of life in the salt marsh. Options to explore up the "guts" or coves to dead ends will add to this length. Brochure available.

    Address:
    Little Egging Island Route, Assateague Island National Seashore, Berlin, Maryland

    Phone:
    410-632-3110 or 410-641-1441

  • What better way to see the beauty of Worcester County than by canoe or kayak? Now several area waterways are designated trails.

    Corker's Creek Black Water Canoe Trail
    Pocomoke River State Forest & Park, Shad Landing
    410-632-2566
    This 1.5-mile self-guided canoe trail along Corker's Creek takes approximately 1 to 1.5 hours to complete. A brochure describing the natural environment along the water route is available, making the adventure educational and informative for either the novice or experienced canoeist. Canoe and kayak rentals are available.

    Goat Island Nature Trail
    Snow Hill
    410-632-2080
    View Byrd Park and Snow Hill from one side of this uninhabited island and a typical cypress swamp on the other. This trail is accessible by boat or canoe on the northeast end of the island. As you hike this quarter-mile trail, observe the variety of birds and plant life that changes seasonally.

    Nassawango Creek Canoe Trail
    Red House Road
    410-546-8597
    The lower part of Nassawango Creek from Red House Road to the Pocomoke River is an easy paddle for canoeists or kayakers. More than 3,000 acres along Nassawango Creek have been preserved by the Nature Conservancy, which makes this 2.5-mile ride bordered by bald cypress forests a beautiful one. For a shorter trip - 1.5 miles - take out at Nassawango Road.

    Porter's Crossing to Snow Hill Canoe Trail
    Porters Crossing Road
    410-632-3971
    This 5.5-mile canoe trail on the Pocomoke River is relatively narrow and easy to paddle. Cypress trees, reeds and other still water plants line the dark waters and decorate the scenery. Heron, egrets and turtles are often seen wading in the river's swampy reaches. The densely wooded banks provide a cool shade canopy overhead.

    Canoe & Kayak Rentals & Portage Service

    Ayers Creek Adventures
    8628 Grey Fox Lane
    Berlin Maryland 21811
    443-513-0895
    888-602-6288
    http://www.ayerscreekadventures.com

    Coastal Kayak
    877-445-2925
    http://www.coastalkayak.com

    Pocomoke River Canoe Company
    Snow Hill, Maryland
    410-632-3971
    http://www.atbeach.com/amuse/md/canoe/

    Survival Products
    1116 North Salisbury Blvd; Salisbury, Maryland
    410-543-1244
    http://www.survivalproducts.com

    Shad Landing Concessions
    Pocomoke River State Forest & Park
    Pocomoke City, Maryland
    410-632-2566

    SuperFun Eco Tours
    107 West Street; Berlin, Maryland 21811
    410-656-9453 or 888-41-KAYAK
    http://www.superfunecotours.com

    Tangier Sound Outfitters
    Kayak Rentals-Nature Tours-Lessons-Shuttles
    27582 Farm Market Road; Marion, Maryland 21838
    410-968-1803
    http://tsokayaking.tripod.com
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    Locations along our Coastal Bays, their tributaries, & the Pocomoke River

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