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Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

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2185 T Wallace Drive, Route 1, Cambridge, MD 21613
+1 410-228-2677
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Truly stunning vistas of beauty

This place is timeless and magical. Take your time. You can drive it at a crawl. Look at the... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
Lee G
Natural Beauty and Bald Eagles

I came here recently with my wife, our six year old daughter and nine year old son. We all were in... read more

Reviewed January 21, 2018
aedwardr
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Baltimore, Maryland
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A good place to observe avariety of migrating birds.
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good21%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“bald eagles” (84 reviews)
“visitor center” (38 reviews)
“water birds” (7 reviews)
LOCATION
2185 T Wallace Drive, Route 1, Cambridge, MD 21613
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+1 410-228-2677
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"bald eagles"
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"visitor center"
in 38 reviews
"water birds"
in 7 reviews
"bird watching"
in 12 reviews
"great blue heron"
in 5 reviews
"eastern shore"
in 18 reviews
"paved road"
in 5 reviews
"wildlife refuge"
in 17 reviews
"harriet tubman"
in 17 reviews
"observation area"
in 5 reviews
"love nature"
in 4 reviews
"the loop"
in 9 reviews
"scenic drive"
in 6 reviews
"bring binoculars"
in 6 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 8 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 11 reviews
"ducks and geese"
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This place is timeless and magical. Take your time. You can drive it at a crawl. Look at the turtles in the water filled ditches on the side of the road. Watch for Eagles, Condors, Ospry, and the wonderful Great Blue Herron. It is worth...More

Thank Lee G
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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

I came here recently with my wife, our six year old daughter and nine year old son. We all were in agreement that this Refuge is awesome. The nature center is clean, modern and informative. Also you can borrow strong binoculars here for the day...More

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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Nature drive with trails. We did not hike. There was a lot of birds and nice photography opportunities. There was a board walk. There were also bird photo blinds. Lots Canadian geese.

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Reviewed December 31, 2017 via mobile

Loved our visit to the visitor center then driving through. We saw several eagles, lots of waterfowl, and many other birds.

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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

We took the drive through the refuge and learned so much about the local wildlife. We were there late afternoon and the setting sun gave us spectacular views. Saw bald eagles, great blue heron, ducks, geese, etc. So relaxing. Got lots of great pictures. This...More

Thank Patty D
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

We have driven through this wonderful Nation Wildlife Refuge area which is located west and south of Cambridge, MD. on our several trips with friends to visit and eat in Hoopersville on Hooper Island. This is a Birdwatchers' delight.

Thank George W
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

Late November and a beautiful day 60 plus degrees. This must be heaven. An amazing wildlife refuge. Walking near the water, seeing so many eagles and ospreys as well as many more birds. You can taste the sea in this peaceful slice of heaven. Take...More

Thank Richard D
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Reviewed November 29, 2017

Egrets, herons, bald eagles, ospreys, tortoises, and more can be spotted at Blackwater. Sunsets from here are simply beautiful at this time of year! It is also a good time of day to see the animals, who come out to feed.

Thank thevirtualpilgrim
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Reviewed November 20, 2017

A well kept, and beautiful site to view wetlands and the animals in their natural habitat. Quiet, mostly untouched, A nice way to spend a quiet day near the water.

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Reviewed November 17, 2017 via mobile

The view is incredible and peaceful. I could drive on the roads for hours. Need to check out the sunset and sunrise. On clear night, watching the stars is a must.

Thank Joemily
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Darlene K
July 7, 2017|
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Response from katlehker | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at a vrbo property on the water which was nice
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Mary M
November 12, 2016|
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Response from travelexplorer27 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you may bring your dog if he/she is in your car. You may want to stop at the Visitors Center and inquire as to whether you could take your dog for a walk (while on a leash). This place always makes us feel so relaxed... More
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Mary M
November 12, 2016|
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Response from Beth D | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are allowed but have to remain in the car. Not allowed on hiking trails etc. due to the fact that this is bird and wildlife sanctuary. Elk Neck Wildlife Refuge which is about same distance from Kent Island (Bay Bridge... More
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