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“Awesome new boardwalk!”

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Lothian
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, operated by Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks, consists of 1,700 acres of open water, tidal freshwater marshes, forested wetlands, upland and riparian forest, creeks, meadows, pine and sand barrens, and fields along the Patuxent River. Located in southern Anne Arundel County, 20 miles east of Washington, DC, and 18 miles south of Annapolis, the Sanctuary is a designated site on the Patuxent Water Trail. The Sanctuary is located in the tidal reaches of the Patuxent River, and its network of habitats, including its extensive tidal freshwater wetlands, provides a safe environment to a high diversity of plants, invertebrates, birds, fish, reptiles, and mammal species. The National Audubon Society has designated the Sanctuary as a Nationally Important Bird Area.
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Awesome new boardwalk!”
Reviewed 12 December 2012

The trek to the new boardwalk, I was told, is almost a mile to and from, but it felt longer. The stairs leading down to it are very steep. But, it was well worth the trek! Just wanted to mention this for someone who may have a difficult time climbing stairs or taking long walks. The new
450-foot boardwalk is spectacular! It is one of only 28 found at estuarine research reserves in the country. I was there for the dedication of the boardwalk today and very proud to be a part of it! It's definitely worth a visit to go explore and get back to nature!

Visited December 2012
3 Thank Michelle S
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Wetlands at Jug Bay”
Reviewed 2 April 2011

Great opportunity for photos of wetland life. It was a good day for Osprey and Wood Ducks and Bald Eagles.

Visited April 2011
1 Thank Sheridee_1
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