Patuxent Research Refuge

Laurel, Maryland

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President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Patuxent Research Refuge in 1936. Of the 540 refuges in the United States, it is the only one that conducts research on wildlife (primarily via the US Geological Survey).
Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond

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Best Hikes with Kids: Washington, DC, the Beltway & Beyond

by Jennifer Chambers (The Mountaineers Books)

President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Patuxent Research Refuge in 1936. Of the 540 refuges in the United States, it is the only one that conducts research on wildlife (primarily via the US Geological Survey).

© 2014 Jennifer Chambers /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Laurel
Distance: 1.8
Elevation Gain: 229 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Patuxent Research Refuge and National Wildlife Center
Local Maps: Available at the trailhead and National Wildlife Center and on the refuge’s website
Driving Directions: Directions to Patuxent Research Refuge

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Apr 2018