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Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Lothian

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#27 of 50 in Wildlife in Maryland
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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Welcome to the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary Facebook page managed jointly with the Friends of Jug Bay - a non-profit organization that acts to preserve the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary and support its education and research programs.

The Sanctuary is operated by the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, and is a component of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Maryland. It includes over 1600-acres and 12 miles of trails. Habitats include forest, meadow, and one of the largest freshwater tidal wetlands on the East Coast.

We welcome public visitors from 9am-5pm on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. We also welcome inquiries from community and school groups for our education and nature programs. For more information, visit the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary website at www.jugbay.org.
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  • Well-maintained, interesting hikes. We drove down from Baltimore (about an hour). There's a good variety of light trail types, from boardwalk to stairs. Saw many varieties of mushrooms, a couple... 
    Well-maintained, interesting hikes. We drove down from Baltimore (about an hour). There's a good variety of light trail types, from boardwalk to stairs. Saw many varieties of mushrooms, a couple...  more »
  • Great day out from DC! This place was great and a perfect respite from DC amid the pandemic. You can walk as little or as much as you want - we ended up doing a 6-7 mile walk through the marsh area.....  more
    Great day out from DC! This place was great and a perfect respite from DC amid the pandemic. You can walk as little or as much as you want - we ended up doing a 6-7 mile walk through the marsh area.....  more »
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  • Beautiful park with great trails. Only open a few days a week, so check before visiting. A variety of trails, most pretty easy and maintained. Great views of wetlands and water, including several boardwalks, platforms, and blinds. Nice little visitor center and restrooms. Fantastic place to see raptors, songbirds, waterfowl, herons, and insects. Pay entry fee inside.
  • So very peaceful. Excellent trails. If you need serenity, this is it.

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