This 400-acre preserve is located on the Tuckahoe Creek and includes portions of the region's most significant wetlands. Offers four miles of walks, education programs, art exhibits, lectures, workshops, garden tours, and Nursery Hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday's 10-4 April through October. Public amenities include a visitor's center with gift shop, library, and meeting room. Many volunteer opportunities available. Visitor's center open Guided Nature Walks 1st Saturday of every month 10:00am Meeting Rooms Gallery rental for Non-profit $100.00 for 4 hours and $150.00 over 4 hours. Corporate or individual $500.00 for 4 hours and $1000.00 for full day. Rentals are during normal hours of Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 4:00. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
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 out street when using GPS navigation.
The Caroline Office of Tourism promotes small business development in Caroline by marketing the county's attractions, accommodations and events. The office produces and distributes the county's Visitors Guide, a Cycling Guide and a Calendar of Events. Additionally, the office markets the county through implementing targeted advertising campaigns, developing relationships with regional and national publications and working with the motor coach industry to bring group tours to the region. The Caroline Office 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 also assists various county organizations and businesses in the creation of marketing material, including logos, brochures and various advertising collateral. The Caroline Office of Tourism is located in the Choptank River Heritage Museum, located at 10219 River Landing Road in Denton, where they keep the center open to the public 5 days a week. Residents and visitors looking for information on local events, businesses and attractions may visit, call or email the office or visit www.tourcaroline.com.
Ceres Bainbridge, Tourism Director
10219 River Landing Road (Choptank River Heritage Museum)
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.