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Hiking & Camping - Pocomoke River Forrest

by Dana Kester-McCabe

Spring is the perfect time for Hiking & Camping in the Pocomoke River Forrest. With the woods newly clothed in greenery and wild daffodils and wisteria blooming, this Lower Shore forest is a magical place to explore.

There are parks with extensive woodland trails on both sides of the river. On the west side is Millburn Landing on Route 364, and on the east side is Shad Landing, just of off Route 113. There are top notch restaurants, entertainment, and small local museums in nearby Pocomoke and Snow Hill.

Mini cabins, shelters, and standard tent sites are available for rental. The parks feature many amenities such as a boat launch, canoe and kayak rentals, picnic areas, and playgrounds.

Hike to a small stand of old growth forest, and along the river among bald cypress trees with their quirky "cypress knee" roots. It is one of the deepest rivers for its width in the world.
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Birders will thrill to see eagles, hawks, yellow throated warblers, wild turkey, and a wide variety of other birds.

Find out more at:
http://dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/eastern/pocomokeforest.asp