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Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Tour

16000 Croom Airport Road
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
(301) 627-6074
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    The Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Tour offers a unique opportunity to learn about the outstanding natural resources of the Bay here on the Patuxent River. The four-mile roadway is open daily for hiking and bicycling, and open Sundays for vehicles. The tour connects Jug Bay Natural Area with Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and features educational displays, observation towers and a 1,000-foot long wooden bridge across the marsh. A self-guided tour brochure is available for visitors, and guided programs are available by reservation.