The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Loop + ADD NEW ROUTE
9 in Maryland Maryland47 Miles
on January 1, 2009
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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