Merkle Natural Resources Management Area

11704 Fenno Rd, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772 Get Directions 
Phone: 443-510-9920
Toll Free: 888-432-2267

Prince George's

Capital Region
Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary
Photo Credit: Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Home to the Western Shore's largest concentration of wintering Canada geese (5,000+), also offers habitats for a wide variety of birds and mammals.
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March 21, 2020
Close to DC but a world apart. Great hikes (some easy on dirt roads,others narrow,rarely used paths) through varied landscapes. I only wish the old dump site along the otherwise beautiful Mounds...
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November 6, 2018
Glenn W
I often bike from the house to the Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary, 7 miles. It's an excellent viewing spot for migratory birds. They have an excellent wildlife center, geared toward students.
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September 22, 2018
Lovely area. Visited on a gorgeous autumn day with my dog. Lots of trails to walk. Very clean. Uncrowded. Great place for families to play & picnic. Looked like kids could run & play to their...