Merkle Natural Resources Management Area

Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary Photo
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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11704 Fenno Rd
Upper Marlboro, MD
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  • Student Group-Friendly
Rated 4 by Lotte F

March 21, 2020

Lotte F

Wonderfully quiet place

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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Rated 5 by Glenn W

November 06, 2018

Glenn W

Wonderful bike ride

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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Rated 4 by DCnanny

September 22, 2018


Visit to Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary

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...

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