Jug Bay

  • October 19, 2013 · 9:30 AM

Jug Bay (http://www.pgparks.com/page1086.aspx) is part of the Patuxent River, a Maryland scenic river and one of the most important freshwater tidal estuaries in the Chesapeake Bay region. The park offers more than eight miles of scenic woodland trails, of which we will do about five, accompanied by our Guest Expert. The hike will be followed by a picnic lunch; and, for those interested, a water tour (1-3 PM) by kayak (bring your own or rent there; if renting, reserve in advance at[masked]), conducted by the Hike Leader. On the way home you might take the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Tour, a four-mile roadway that connects the park with Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, or check out the American Indian Festival, which is taking place in the park on the same day (10 - 4).

Distance: 5 miles (flat, part boardwalk)

Dogs: Allowed, leashed

Guest Expert: Andy Brown, Naturalist, Calvert County Division of Natural Resources 

Leader: Ken Meyercord [masked])

Directions: From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 11A, (Route 4) east for 8 miles. Take Route 301 south for 1.7 miles. Turn left on Croom Station Road and continue for 1.6 miles. Turn left on Croom Road (Route 382) and proceed for 1.5 miles. Turn left on Croom Airport Road and continue for 2 miles. At park entrance, turn left and proceed 1.7 miles to the Jackson's Landing parking area down the hill from the Visitor's Center.

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  • Pat J.

    Good, Having Andy, the naturalist was great. Made me realize how little I know and how much more I want to learn.

    October 21, 2013

  • Robin T.

    Really enjoyed this hike and learned some things, too. Ken, thanks again for the book!

    October 20, 2013

  • Ken

    A big "thank you" to Andy Brown of Carretta Nature Tours (http://www.carettanaturetours.com/) for joining us and giving us the benefit of his extensive knowledge of the flora and fauna.

    1 · October 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it after all. :-( Sounds fun! Enjoy!

    October 18, 2013

  • Robert

    sorry, had to cancel, got buried under mountains of work

    October 18, 2013

  • AL

    anyone want to carpool around woodbridge please message me, too long to go alone

    October 18, 2013

  • Uma

    Hi anyone I can carpool with in DC? I'm on the red line . Thnks

    October 18, 2013

  • Pat J.

    FYI - I called to reserve a kayak and found they are not doing rentals this weekend because of the Indian Festival.

    October 15, 2013

    • Ken

      Bummer! So much for the kayaking then (unless you have your own).

      October 15, 2013

  • april

    anyone coming from dc i could potentially carpool with (ideal +1 doggie?)

    September 12, 2013

    • Ken

      You (and the pooch) can go with me if you don't get a better offer.

      October 3, 2013

    • april

      Thanks, Ken... Unfortunately I will miss it - be in Mozambique then!

      October 3, 2013

4 went

  • Ken
    Event Host
  • Jane
    Disclaimer signed 3/2/13
  • Pat J.
    Disclaimer signed 3/2/13
  • Robin T.
    Disclaimer signed 10/19/13

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