Paul Leifer Nature Trail, Furnace Town Historic Site

Salisbury, Maryland

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A short, easy walk through bald cypress swamps and upland forests in The Nature Conservancy’s beautiful, 3,000-acre Nassawango Creek Preserve. Before European settlement, much of the farm country of the Delmarva Peninsula was a vast forest. Along the creeks of southeastern Maryland, the woodlands were lush groves of giant bald cypress, Atlantic white cedar, and loblolly pine. There were lady’s slippers and other orchids, butterflies and salamanders, hawks and warblers, otters and snakes. While much of the original forest has been cleared, a sliver much like the original survives on Nassawango Creek. Here, on the Paul Leifer Nature Trail in a Nature Conservancy preserve, you can walk among the old groves and see an especially rich community of wild creatures. Bring the kids.

Paul Leifer Nature Trail, Furnace Town Historic Site Professional Review and Guide

"A short, easy walk through bald cypress swamps and upland forests in The Nature Conservancy’s beautiful, 3,000-acre Nassawango Creek Preserve. Before European settlement, much of the farm country of the Delmarva Peninsula was a vast forest. Along the creeks of southeastern Maryland, the woodlands were lush groves of giant bald cypress, Atlantic white cedar, and loblolly pine. There were lady’s slippers and other orchids, butterflies and salamanders, hawks and warblers, otters and snakes.

While much of the original forest has been cleared, a sliver much like the original survives on Nassawango Creek. Here, on the Paul Leifer Nature Trail in a Nature Conservancy preserve, you can walk among the old groves and see an especially rich community of wild creatures. Bring the kids."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Salisbury
Distance: 1
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Furnace Town Foundation
Local Maps: USGS Snow Hill, Maryland
Driving Directions: Directions to Paul Leifer Nature Trail, Furnace Town Historic Site

Recent Trail Reviews

9/5/2001
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Great quite walk through some swamp with lots of wilelife. Make sure to make it to the Celtic Celebration at Furnece Town in early October.



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May 2018