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Home > Visit a Gateway > Nassawango Creek Preserve - Furnace Town
Nassawango Creek Preserve - Furnace Town - Snow Hill, MD
Activities: Canoe the creek or hike the Paul Leifer Trail at the preserve to look for: bald cypress trees, 12 species of orchids (including pink lady's slipper, grass-pink, and the rose pogonia), stands of Atlantic white cedar, wild lupine, 21 species of warblers (including the prothonotary, Kentucky, hooded, and worm-eating), red-shouldered hawks, river otters, and rockfish.

At Furnace Town explore the daily life of a 19th century village centered around iron-making. Artisans recreate the various crafts and professions that were part of Furnace Town during its life. Visit 13 historic exhibit buildings. An annual calendar includes nature walks, archaeological digs, the Chesapeake Celtic Festival, special events and workshops.

Pocomoke River State Forest and Park and Sturgis Memorial Park can be reached from the preserve by water.

Birding and Wildlife Viewing Educational Programs Hiking Tours / Walking Tours Canoeing / Kayaking
Facilities: Visitor center (restrooms, soda machine, water fountain, Museum Shop, nature-oriented exhibits, brochure wall), historic buildings, picnic pavilion, and the Paul Leifer Trail (which begins just beyond the brick furnace at the south end of the village).
Size: 6,000 acres

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