State Parks, Wildlife Preserves & Gardens
Parks & Preserves | Kayaking | Marinas & Landings | Cycling | Hunting | Aerosports | Golf
Idylwild Wildlife Management Area
410-376-3236 | Houston Branch Road, near Federalsburg
Surrounding the headwaters of the Marshyhope Creek Idylwild consists of approximately 4,000 acres of diverse and unique recreational forest, including 27 miles of trails for bird watching, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, canoeing and kayaking. The trails are closed to motorized vehicles. Alongside of the Marshyhope Creek is Federalsburg’s four-mile long Greenway, which is paved for hiking and biking.
410-634-2847 | 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely
A 400 acre garden and preserve, Adkins Arboretum is dedicated to promoting the appreciation and conservation of the rich and diverse native plants of the Delmarva Peninsula. The four miles of interpretive paths lead visitors through a diverse setting of woodlands, meadows, wetlands, streams, and display gardens. Gift shop, educational programs and special events are held year-round.
Martinak State Park
410-820-1668 | 137 Deep Shore Road, Denton
Located along the Choptank River & Watts Creek, Martinak State Park is ideal for kayaking, canoeing & fishing. Amenities include canoe rentals, picnic areas, a fitness trail, an amphitheater, 63 campsites, 4 camper cabins and 1 full service cabin.
Tuckahoe State Park
410-820-1668 | 13070 Crouse Mill Road, near Ridgely
The Choptank River and Tuckahoe River have a wide variety of plant and animal life. Anglers may enjoy the opportunity to catch bass, perch, sunfish and catfish. Parks feature fishing, boating, camping, bird watching, cabins and picnic areas with a recycled tire playground sure to please the younger guests.
410-482-6797 | Drapers Mill Road, near Greensboro.
Located on 200 acres bordered by the Choptank River headwaters, the park offers RV and tent camping, CATV, group facilities and plenty to entertain children of all ages, including a large pool, several playgrounds, game room, tennis and basketball courts, shuffleboard, volleyball, open sports field, river fishing, hayrides and trails for biking or hiking.