This 400-acre preserve is located on the Tuckahoe Creek and includes portions of the region's most significant wetlands. Offers five miles of walks, education programs, art exhibits, lectures, special events, wedding rentals, workshops, garden tours, and native plant sales. Public amenities include a visitor's center with gift shop, library, and meeting room. Many volunteer opportunities available. Nature preschool gives free tuition to families living in Caroline County through a community grant.
Guided Nature Walks 1st Saturday of every month at 10:00am. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Eve through December 31.
The refuge offers the public a chance to view a variety of habitats in which wildlife thrives on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The refuge has a full service staffed Visitor Center with restrooms, interpretive exhibits, pollinator garden, observatory, and bookstore (operated by the Friends of Blackwater). Outdoor facilities include the Wildlife Drive (suitable for all auto, foot, and bicycle traffic), an elevated observation deck, a photo blind, walking trails, and paddling trails. Programs for school, scout, and civic organizations are available with advanced notice, and subject to staff availability. Please note that Blackwater does not accept wildlife for rehabilitation. Please use our street when using GPS navigation.
The Caroline Office of Tourism produces and distributes the county's Visitors Guide, a Cycling Guide, and the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway guide. The office maintains a Calendar of Events on its website, www.visitcaroline.org, and it operates a community page on Facebook. The office markets the county through targeted advertising campaigns, relationships with regional and national publications, and the motor coach industry to bring group tours to the county. The Director of Tourism serves as the project manager for two state byways: The Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad All American Road and Chesapeake Country Scenic Byway.
The Tourism Office encourages small business development by promoting the county's attractions, accommodations, and events in out of town markets. The Office also assists various county organizations and businesses in the creation of marketing materials, including logos, brochures and various advertising collateral. The Caroline Office of Tourism is located in the Choptank River Heritage Center, 10219 River Landing Road in Denton, MD 21629, with a public dock that is always open. Residents and visitors looking for information on local events, businesses and attractions may stop by, call or email the office or visit www.visitcaroline.org or find us on Facebook.
The Museum of Rural Life is affiliated with the Caroline County Historical Society. It houses local historical books, photographs, maps, documents, and artifacts. Volunteers, after training, are accepted to be tour guides of the museum. Individuals and school groups are invited to tour the Museum.