At the northernmost limits in the United States for the natural range of bald cypress trees, this 100-acre nature sanctuary was acquired by The Nature Conservancy in 1957 to protect the primeval beauty of this cypress swamp. Designated as a National Natural Landmark through the National Park Service, the Battle Creek cypress stand is presumed to have established itself sometime in the last 10,000 years. A sub-tropical tree found mostly in the Carolinas and Southeast, cypress stands are unusual this far north. As you walk on the quarter-mile boardwalk trail, listen to nature's harmony of calling frogs and songbirds. With quiet patience and sharp eyes you may even catch a glimpse of some of the abundant life supported by this wetland.
Tuesday-Saturday - 10:00 to 5:00, Sunday - 1:00 to 5:00 - April through October.
Closes at 4:30 during the rest of the year.
Admission is free.
For more information about Battle Creek Cypress Swamp call (410) 535-5327 or visit the following website: http://www.calvertparks.org/swamp.htm.