Jug Bay is an excellent place for photography, reptiles and amphibians, insects and tons of fun. Please be prepared to hike through open fields, wooded areas and streams. Pack a camera and a small water bottle with a snack or two. Please bring a lunch that you can leave in your vehicle. We will explore two different areas and take a break in between for lunch.
Start time is promptly at 9 a.m. to 12 for the first area, then lunch and 1 p.m. to 3 or 4 for the second area. This has always been a terrific trip in the past. This meetup will fill up fast - so sign up early! We hike at a leisurely slow pace and observe and enjoy everything the natural world has to offer!
Essential item list; camera, water, tick spray (not deet, but Repel Permanone) on clothing and shoes (not for skin contact).
As always, we respect this incredible park and we always leave it as we found it.
From West St. at Parole, take Route 2 south 18 miles. At the Lothian "circle" go 3/4 of the way around and stay on Route 2. Go past the fire station, schools and St. James Church (on left) until the next stoplight at Route 258; go right (west) on Rt. 258. Continue on Route 258 for 4.5 miles until this ends near the "Park and Ride" just after crossing over Route 4. At the stop sign, turn onto Wrighton Rd. At the next stop sign, turn right onto Plummer Lane. Turn left up the short steep driveway, just before the service road and Route 4. From Baltimore at the Baltimore Beltway (Route 695)
From Route 695, take I-97 south. I-97 ends at Route 50. Take Route 50 West/301 South. 301 South will split from Route 50. Continue on Rt. 301 south to Route 4 at Upper Marlboro. Go east/south on Rt. 4 for 3 miles (1.5 miles after crossing over the Patuxent River) to the "Plummer Lane" exit on right. From Washington, D.C.
Take Pennsylvania Ave. east to Capital Beltway (Rt. 495). At the Beltway, Penn. Ave. becomes Rt. 4; follow Rt. 4 east/south for about 10.5 miles to the "Plummer Lane" exit. (Plummer Lane is 3 miles east of Rt. 301 and 1.5 miles east of the Patuxent River). Exit right at Plummer Lane. Turn right into the short steep driveway, just after the service road.
From Calvert County
Take Rt. 4 north and exit at the "Bristol-Deale" exit (Rt. 258). At stop sign go left over Rt. 4, and continue to stop sign at Wrighton Road (near "Park and Ride"). At the stop sign, turn onto Wrighton Road. At the next stop sign, turn right onto Plummer Lane. Turn left into the steep driveway, just before the service road and Route 4.