Pickering Creek Audubon Center
Easton, MD
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description: With over 400 acres of forests, fields and shoreline on the Eastern Shore, Pickering Creek Audubon Center provides a natural environment for learning about the Chesapeake Bay. Visitors can explore the preserve along nature trails looking for bald eagles, red-tailed hawks, herons, ospreys, owls, bluebirds, purple martins and many more species of birds. Or, participate in programs on Bay ecology, traditional crafts and much more. Pickering Creek also works with local school systems providing classes for area students.
Location / Directions:

From the west or north:

  • Take Route 50 East, and continue towards Easton. Pass by Routes 213 and 404. At mile marker 58 turn right onto 662 (route 662 crosses Route 50 a couple times, so make sure you turn at mile marker 58).
  • Follow 662 through the town of Longwoods, past a red school house, and turn right onto Sharp Road (the first turn after Rabbit Hill Road, which is on the left).
  • Follow Sharp Road for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto the continuation of Sharp Road (there's a sign there for Sharp Road to Presquile Road) and follow for 1.25 miles.
  • A Pickering Creek Audubon Center sign is on the right hand side. Turn right and follow the gravel driveway until the first turn. The welcome center is on the left.

From the south:

  • Take Route 50 north towards Easton.
  • At the Municipal Airport, turn left onto Airport Road and take the immediate right hand turn onto 662 or Longwoods Road.
  • After a small bridge, turn left onto Sharp Road. Follow Sharp Road for 1.5 miles.
  • Turn right onto the continuation of Sharp Road (Sharp Road to Presquile Road) and follow for 1.25 miles.
  • A Pickering Creek Audubon Center sign is on the right hand side. Turn right and follow the gravel driveway until the first turn. The welcome center is on the left.
Driving Directions
Address: Pickering Creek Audubon Center
11450 Audubon Lane
Easton, MD 21601
Visitor Phone: (410) 822-4903
Activities: Participate in programs on Chesapeake Bay ecology, farming, organic gardening, native species, traditional crafts, birding, beekeeping, or orienteering. Go for a canoe trip on the creek or hike through mature forests on the nature trail. Walk through the gardens and enjoy the flowers, have a picnic at the waterfront or go birding at the farm pond. Visit the tool museum and the Settler’s Cottage to experience early agricultural life. Discover the fascinating world of honeybees at the apiary or visit the goats and chickens for a feel of life on the farm.

Birding and Wildlife Viewing Educational Programs Picnicking Canoeing / Kayaking

Operating Hours: Office hours are Monday through Friday 9:00-5:00 and Saturday 10:00-4:00. The office is closed on Sunday. Center grounds and walking trails are open to the public from dawn to dusk every day.
Visitor Facilities: Two lab classrooms (including live reptiles and amphibians), nature trails, an organic garden, one mile of shoreline, freshwater Pond, Children's Imagination Garden, 100 acres of hardwood forest, canoe fleet, live reptile and amphibian display, mounted bird and mammal display, Eastern Shore Tool Museum, bird blind(s), reference library, low-ropes challenge course and a deep water pier.
Size: 400 acres
Website: http://www.pickeringcreek.org/

Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network - Comments or Questions: Call: 1-800-YOUR-BAY