Patuxent Research Refuge

Laurel, Maryland

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Grassy meadows and aquatic plants, hardwood forests and holly trees, Canada geese and bald eagles—you’ll find all this at the Patuxent Research Refuge, the only national wildlife refuge with a specific mission of wildlife research. Hands-on exhibits help hikers of all ages learn how scientists care for wild creatures.
AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C.

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Washington, D.C.

by Stephen Mauro and Beth Homicz (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Grassy meadows and aquatic plants, hardwood forests and holly trees, Canada geese and bald eagles—you’ll find all this at the Patuxent Research Refuge, the only national wildlife refuge with a specific mission of wildlife research. Hands-on exhibits help hikers of all ages learn how scientists care for wild creatures.

©  Stephen Mauro and Beth Homicz/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Laurel
Distance: 2.1
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Spring to Fall
Local Maps: USGS: Laurel
Driving Directions: Directions to Patuxent Research Refuge

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