Old School House - Holly Tree Loop, Wye Island

Queenstown, Maryland

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The Old Schoolhouse —Holly Tree Loop is an easy hike that showcases old-growth woods featuring towering trees, a beautiful tidal cove, and a 250-year-old holly tree. Wye Island Natural Resource Area is a wonderful spot for kids. Every trail offers a scenic reward for very little effort —most also include a visit to a cove or bay. This loop, which incorporates the Schoolhouse and Holly Tree Trails, travels through the largest remnant old-growth woods on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. On the way to Grapevine Cove on the Wye River, the trail passes a small wetland pond where wood ducks can be seen in summer. The hike is topped with a stop at a huge holly tree older than the United States. Special considerations: Wye Island Natural Resource Area is open to hunting; check the kiosks or at the office for schedules.
Hiking Maryland & Delaware

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Hiking Maryland & Delaware

by David Edwin Lillard (Falcon Guides)

The Old Schoolhouse —Holly Tree Loop is an easy hike that showcases old-growth woods featuring towering trees, a beautiful tidal cove, and a 250-year-old holly tree. Wye Island Natural Resource Area is a wonderful spot for kids. Every trail offers a scenic reward for very little effort —most also include a visit to a cove or bay. This loop, which incorporates the Schoolhouse and Holly Tree Trails, travels through the largest remnant old-growth woods on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. On the way to Grapevine Cove on the Wye River, the trail passes a small wetland pond where wood ducks can be seen in summer. The hike is topped with a stop at a huge holly tree older than the United States. Special considerations: Wye Island Natural Resource Area is open to hunting; check the kiosks or at the office for schedules.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Queenstown
Distance: 2
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Wye Island Natural Resource Area
Local Maps: USGS Queenstown, Maryland
Driving Directions: Directions to Old School House - Holly Tree Loop, Wye Island

Recent Trail Reviews

1/8/2008
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I visited on January 1, 2008. Beautiful trail, fine old growth trees. Some confusion on trail link. Wye Island is a very nice destination. GPS works fairly well and parking lot well marked.



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