Birding · Fall Colors · Geological Significance · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife
Open 9am to 5pm (closed Sundays from December – February).
Part of the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, the Green Trail
spans much of the northeastern portion of the Glendening Nature Preserve. The lightly trafficked loop is good for all skill levels and offers the chance to see wildlife and views of the Patuxent River.
Need to Know
Restroom access through the backdoor of the Plummer House.
Some scatterings of rocks along the path and the occasional muddy areas.
Flora & Fauna
Beaver, Otter, Muskrat, White-tailed Deer, Squirrel, Virginia Opossum, Woodchuck, Red Fox, Racoon, Striped Skunk, Eastern Cottontail
Red-winged Blackbird, Mallard Duck, Rock Pigeon, Canada Goose, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Black Duck, Red-eyed Vireo, White-throated Sparrow, Eastern Towhee, Common Grackle, Northern Cardinal, Carolina Chickadee, Wood Thrush, Dark-eyed Junco, Chimney Swift, Turkey Vulture, Acadian Flycatcher, Blue Jay, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Ring-billed Gull, Osprey, Fish Crow, American Robin, Barred Owl
Winterberry (Ilex verticillata), Loblolly Pine, Red Maple, Northern Red Oak, Sweetgum, Horse Mint, Camphor Weed, Eastern Prickly Pear (Opuntia humifusa)
History & Background
In 1942, John and Grace Riggleman purchased the 300-acre Jug Bay Farm that sits here along the Patuxent River. Anne Arundel County purchased Jug Bay Farm in 2004 and the site is under management by the Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary.
Shared By: Ryan Spr