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|Brief Description:||Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (formerly Horsehead Wetland Center) is a 500 acre preserve located 15 minutes from the Chesapeake Bay Bridge on Maryland's Eastern Shore. With a variety of habitats, the Center is an excellent place to see the Chesapeake's wintering assortment of waterfowl including; Canvasback, American Black Duck, Shoveler, Ruddy Ducks, Redhead, Canada Goose and Tundra Swan. Shorebirds make a strong showing in May and late summer, when hundreds can be seen on Lake Knapp. In all, over 200 species of birds have been recorded, and a documented list is available in our visitor center.|
|Location / Directions:||
Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore near Kent Narrows.
From the west: Follow Maryland Route 50 east to exit 43B (Chester River Beach Road). Turn right on Chester River Beach Road, then left on Route 18. Take the first right onto Perry Corner Road. The entrance to Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is located about ¼ mile on the right, and is clearly marked with a brown and white sign.
From the east: Follow Maryland Route 50 West to exit 44A (VFW Ave.) Bear right to get off the exit, then turn left onto VFW Ave. which will come to a dead end at Chester River Beach Road. Turn left on Chester River Beach Road, then left onto Route 18. Make the first right onto Perry Corner Road. The entrance to Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is located about ¼ mile on the right, and is clearly marked with a brown and white sign.
|Physical Address:||Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
600 Discovery Lane
Grasonville, MD 21638-0519
|Mailing Address:||Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
P.O. Box 519
Grasonville, MD 21119
|Visitor Phone:||(410) 827-6694|
|Activities:||Bird-watching; hiking; educational programs; volunteer work with wildlife; guided canoeing; special events.
|Operating Hours:||9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily; Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Day|
|Fees:||$5 for adults, $4 for seniors (55+), and $2 for youth ages 5 to 18 (4 and under free); Free for members|
|Visitor Facilities:||Visitor center; gift shop; water fowl ponds; education building; raptor mews; waterfowl aviary; boardwalk; trail system|
|Accessibility:||Trails and visitor center are handicapped accessible.|