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Terrapin Nature Area


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News Article - Terrapin Nature Park Now Marked with GPS

Terrapin Nature Park Emergency Trail Marker System


  1. Picnic Tables
  2. Trails
  3. Water

This award-winning 276-acre nature park features a 3.25-mile oyster chaff walking trail, which meanders through wildflower meadows, wetlands, tidal ponds, woodlands and sandy shore line. The trail provides a unique vantage point for viewing an incredible variety of waterfowl, wildlife and plant species. A gazebo and wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, located along the sandy shore line afford a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and park benches located along the trail provides a brief respite for the weary. The trail, which wanders over several ridges, across marshlands and through woodlands, features two observation blinds overlooking the tidal ponds. The trail connects to the County’s Cross Island Trail system. Nearby free parking for the Cross Island Trail system is available at Old Love Point Park. Portable toilets are available year round.

wells cove walk

Pictured Above:  Park's Maintenance Manager Phil Starkey and Park's Ranger Crystal Thomes meet with Recreation's Nature Campers at the parking lot of Terrapin Nature Park.  Ranger Thomes took the 5 campers on an informative nature hike through the ecosystem in the park.