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The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE


9   in Maryland Maryland47 Miles

By gjjmss
on January 1, 2009

3.5out of 5

3 Riders rated

 Scenery

 Road Quality

 Roadside Amenities

Written Directions

Start out in Church Creek, MD and head south out of town on route 335. Take a left on to Key Wallace Drive and till it comes to a T. Take a left on to Greenbrier Rd and take that a few miles and into Bucktown. Take Bestpitch Ferry Rd east out of Bucktown. Stay on that road as it changes names to Griffith Neck Rd. Near Beaverdam Creek right after Griffith Neck Rd takes a hard left and heads north, take a right on to Henry's Cross Rd. At Hennry's Crossroad, MD take a left on to Elliott Island Rd and take this all the way up northeast to Vienna, MD. From Vienna, get on US Hwy 50 (also known as Ocean Gateway Route 50) and take it west all the way to Cambridge and the route's end point.

Scenery

This motorcycle ride meanders around and through Maryland's scenic eastern shore and through the Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Area. The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge area is home of about 30% of Maryland's overall tidal wetlands. The area is generally flat and offers great vistas over the water. You may be able to see some great wildlife scenes ad the refuge is a waterfowl sanctuary for birds migrating along the a crucial section of their migration path known as the Atlantic Flyway. You'll pass through farming fields as well as forests containing both evergreens and deciduous trees.

Road Quality

Not many turns/hills on this one just a lot of flat straight roads which allow you to blow the gunk out without the worry.

Roadside Amenities

Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge is very scenic and Cambridge has all the amenities of a small city. The city itself has three museums - Brannock Maritime Museum, Richardson Maritime Museum, and Meredith House and Nield Museum.

Additional Info

- View the weather forecast for this area from Yahoo weather .

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By Guest
on April 23, 2011 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

4.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Honda

Motorcycle Type Sport-Touring

This would have to be one of the best area's to ride on the shore. In reality it would be average anywhere else, but on the shore its one of the best. I always add in the Taylor and Hoopers islands to give alittle more scenery to the trip. Most of the roads are in good shape and even in the summer you will not run into much traffic if any.

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By Guest
on February 1, 2010 0 out of 1 members found this review useful.

3.0out of 5

Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Yamaha

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

I must disagree with Dan! There is a lot of nice riding in Dorchester county. The Black water refuge is nice, but there's places such as Hoopers Island, Taylors Island and many roads in between to travel on. Roads are some what twistie, scenic and nice! Sure, it's no mountain region, but there IS decent cruising there. And yes, I live there too!!!!

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By Guest
on March 2, 2009 0 out of 0 members found this review useful.

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Motorcycle Year 2006

Motorcycle Make Harley-Davidson

Motorcycle Type Cruiser

Sorry, I live there and it ain't nothing to go out of your way to ride! Been there and done that just from being bored and nothing else to ride and see over here! Go ride in the mountains and/or on a real beach, if you want something to enjoy and remember!

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