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Otter Point Trail

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A half-mile trail that runs from the Wetlands Center to Otter Point with views of the river and the tidal wetlands.


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0.5

Miles

0.7

KM

100%

Runnable

34' 10 m

High

4' 1 m

Low

1' 0 m

Up

30' 9 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

9a.m. - 5p.m. Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Open Sundays March-November only.

Need to Know

Entrance fee: $6 per vehicle. Military members and veterans receive free admission.

Runner Notes

Low grade and few obstacles on the path.

Description

An easy, flat yellow-blazed trail, that runs from the Wetlands Center to Otter Point at the mouth of Two Run Branch. There is a swamp blind observation platform near Otter Point that provides a view of the river and the tidal wetlands. At the end of the trail, there is another observation platform and a beaver dam about 300-feet up the creek.

Flora & Fauna

Gulls, Least Bittern, Marsh Wren, Osprey, Swamp Sparrow, Waders

Spring: American Coot, Black-and-white Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, Blue-winged Teal, Caspian Tern, Greater Yellowlegs, Hooded Warbler, Horned Grebe, Lesser Yellowlegs, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Palm Warbler, Pied-billed Grebe, Prothonotary Warbler, Purple Martin, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Yellow Warbler, Yellow-throated Warbler

Autumn: Great Egret, Northern Harrier, Magnolia Warbler, Red-headed Woodpecker, Sora

Winter: Brown Creeper, Common Merganser, Dark-eyed Junco, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Green-winged Teal, Hermit Thrush, Killdeer, Northern Pintail, Northern Shoveler, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Ruddy Duck, Rusty Blackbird, Tundra Swan, Yellow-rumped Warbler, White-throated Sparrow, Winter Wren

Year-round: American Goldfinch, Bald Eagle, Belted Kingfisher, Canada Goose, Carolina Chickadee, Carolina Wren, Double-crested Cormorant, Downy Woodpecker, Eastern Towhee, Great Blue Heron, Hairy Woodpecker.

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Shared By:

Ryan Spr

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  3.0 from 1 vote

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Swamp blind for birdwatching.
Dec 21, 2019 near Marlbor…, MD

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