Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge
Northeast Region
 
2145 Key Wallace Dr
Cambridge, MD 21613
(410) 228-2677

Cycling at Blackwater

Blackwater Refuge offers several bike routes for the novice to experienced cyclist. Visitors can choose to complete an approximate 4-mile or 7-mile-loop route along the paved Wildlife Drive. Blackwater also has 20-mile and 25-mile routes that follow county roads through the varied habitats of the Refuge. Route maps can be obtained at the Visitor Center or a PDF version can be viewed here: Bike Map (120KB PDF file).

The roads in and around Blackwater Refuge are flat and near sea level. After a heavy rain, water may accumulate on some local roads outside the Refuge. Some roads may flood during extreme high tides.

The Blackwater marsh supports a healthy insect population, so visitors are advised to bring insect repellent during warm weather.

Left to right: Bald eagles soaring over the refuge. Credit: Bob Quinn Wildlife Drive. Credit: Georgena Terry
Bald eagles soaring over the refuge. Credit: Bob Quinn Wildlife drive. Credit: Georgena Terry

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Last updated: October 7, 2010