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Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

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Chesapeake Bay Ecological Center

Great place to visit as a family. There are marked trails down to Eastern Bay highlighting local... read more

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Grasonville, Maryland
via mobile
Beautiful trails and beach, bird aviary

We were greeted by two friendly and helpful staff who explained the grounds and showed us where the... read more

Reviewed August 18, 2018
Shannon B
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600 Discovery Ln, Grasonville, MD 21638-1378
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Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit as a family. There are marked trails down to Eastern Bay highlighting local wildlife and birds with an observation tower kids love to climb and a great place for photography of the surrounding area. The Information Center at CBEC offers exhibits...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank camoia
Reviewed August 18, 2018 via mobile

We were greeted by two friendly and helpful staff who explained the grounds and showed us where the bird aviary was. We loved the beautiful views on our hike and a visit with the rescued birds.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shannon B
Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

We canoed here (but they rent kayaks) and it was lovely. We saw several types of water birds and song birds on this trip. At the visitors center, pick up a map so you can find your way to the rehabilitation aviary (owls, hawks, etc)....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank quilt4cats
Reviewed March 4, 2018

Its a great place for birding,or just taking a stroll, members enjoy kayaking and captive bird habitats.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Johnny B
Reviewed February 8, 2018

We took our grandson (5 yrs) to this center for fun and entertainment....wrong choice! 100% of available displays were outside - it was very windy and in the 20's!!!. There were no displays, presentations or hands-on anything inside. Needless to say, we didn't stay long...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Fran F
Reviewed January 31, 2018

The Cesapeake Bay Environmental Center is located in Grasonville in Kent Island, Maryland. Just follow the sign on Highway. 50 and it will get you there. I went to visit last week during the rain on the way back to D.C. and found the place...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed January 15, 2018

Ben and Mrs Too were quick to take advantage of a very welcome, even if only temporary, break in the freakishly cold temperatures in our area. We crossed the Chesapeake Bay bridge to Kent Narrows and enjoyed an unexpectedly fine lunch in Grasonville, Maryland then...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Ben_Theretoo406
Reviewed August 14, 2017

My daughter read about the center as we were looking for a place to take everyone kayaking, and this was ideal. While we had come specifically for this, we found that there were many trails too. The kayaks are in great shape and there are...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Kenneth F
Reviewed August 10, 2017

You drive a couple of miles out on the Marshes. There are numerous trails and waters to Kayak, they have them for rent. A great opportunity to get close to nature and wildlife on the water.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Wallypm
Reviewed August 8, 2017

CBEC is a wonderful spot for birdwatching, kayaking and otherwise exploring nature. You can rent kayaks there and tour the lovely waterways surrounding the center. Also, they have great summer camps for kids and frequent talks and guided tours for folks of all ages.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank marganphil
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landis t
January 4, 2015|
Response from GaryinFlorida | Reviewed this property |
No, they do not have a restaurant or cafe on-site, however, there are many restaurant options within 3-5 miles of this attraction. I hope this helps!!!