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Shark teeth weren’t the only fossils I gathered. I picked up a few pieces of ray dental plates, and some turritella gastropod molds. At Mallows Creek I saw wild rice, American persimmon, paw paw fruit, and arrow arum.
Read about the Nanticoke River and hear her stories. Then watch closely and listen when you visit in your boat of choice.
Hidden less than an hour from the Bay Bridge on the Eastern Shore, lies the “Jewel of the Chesapeake,” the charming tiny historic town of Betterton Beach, featuring an expansive Bayside beach kissed by jellyfish-free waves and offering plenty of opportunities for swimming, sun-bathing, fishing and relaxation in a quiet, picturesque setting.
From the trail that follows meandering Howard’s Lick amidst towering hemlocks, to the scenic panorama of five counties viewable from Cranny Crow Overlook at 3,200 feet, Lost River State Park is well worth the trip.
While summer is always the busiest time at Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens – when countless varieties of lotus and water lilies begin their much-awaited display in the ponds – fall, winter and spring are also beautiful times to visit.
Kiptopeke State Park is one of the most unique places I have paddled in the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean sometimes makes it feel more ocean-like than bay-like, and its clear view to the west makes for spectacular sunsets.
In mid-summer the main attraction at McKee-Beshers WMA is the jaw-dropping sight of sprawling fields of sunflowers that burst into bloom in late July through early August.
Hart-Miller Island is only accessible by boat, but once you get there all you have to do is turn on some music, grab some food, and you have a perfect summer day!
Whether for a lazy river float, a quiet walk, or a night counting shooting stars, Powhatan State Park’s tranquil setting offers a lot to all of us who love a low-key day out in nature.
Nature packs a punch at Ricketts Glen State Park, leaving lasting memories of breathtaking beauty around every turn.
There are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of trails to explore in the Susquehanna watershed. Here’s a sampling of hikes within Pennsylvania State parks that may be off your radar screen, but are more than worth a visit!
This small creek is the very beginning of the mainstem of the Susquehanna River that will travel some 444 miles south, growing in width, depth and velocity, joining with hundreds of tributaries to eventually feed into the Chesapeake Bay.
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