Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, Rock Hall

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Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge is located at the confluence of the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This 2,285-acre island refuge is a major feeding and resting place for migrating and wintering waterfowl. More than 100,000 ducks, geese and swans seek sanctuary here each year, as do migrating and breeding songbirds and shorebirds, and bald eagles that thrive here year-round.

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge provides a variety of recreational opportunities for all ages. Nearly nine miles of trails and roads, including universally-accessible boardwalks and a waterside trail, are open to visitors most of the year, providing excellent wildlife viewing and spectacular Chesapeake Bay vistas. Facilities for boating, fishing, and crabbing are also available.

Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge is just one of over 550 refuges that comprise the National Wildlife Refuge System, a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife and plants. Plan my Rock Hall trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • The refuge is on the flyway and home to other numerous species. Although we were too early for the tundra swans, we did see a great blue heron and some ducks and other birds. One handicapped...  more »
  • We aren't bird watchers, however we do like nature and the bay. We were glad to find out the history of how they had stopped the development of houses in order to save the area for birds and nature.  more »
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  • Beautiful setting. Butterfly gardens amazing Thousands of all kinds of butterflies on huge array of flowering bushes. Take insect spray for flies and mosquitos. Gates close 30 minutes past dusk. Free
  • There is no cost to enter and there are a variety of trails to explore. Be aware that some trails could be closed at certain times because of nesting Eagles in areas of the refuge. This is a great area to come and relax on a trail or sit in a bird blind.

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