Anita C. Leight Estuary Center

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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
700 Otter Point Road
Abingdon, MD 21009
Phone: 410-612-1688
Website: http://www.otterpointcreek.org

Located on Otter Point Creek, this 600+ acre portion of the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve offers public programs including canoeing, nature hikes, and children's activities. Free Admission.

Naturalist led canoe and kayak trips, by registration only. Kayaks and canoes included with registration fee. Check website for calendar of events.

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August 25, 2019
Tails and Tots
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Story time with a natural twist! Listen to stories, learn new songs, and move like the animals! This is a free drop-in program for ages 0 to 6 w/adult.
August 31, 2019
Build-a-Boat Float
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Search the forest and shoreline for the perfect materials to design and construct a rustic natural boat. How well will your boat float? Test it out along the shoreline of Otter Point Creek! This program is for children ages 5 to 10 w/adult.
September 1, 2019
Sunday Trail Running
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Log your miles while enjoying some beautiful scenery and some fellow nature enthusiasts! All skill levels/paces welcome. The course is an out and back, single track, approx. 2 miles long (but you can run it more than once if you choose). This program is for ages 10 to adult, under 16 w/adult.
September 7, 2019
Wild Rice Canoe
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Wander through the waving stalks of wild rice within the marsh. Taste what was once a staple of Native American diets and remains an important food source for migrating birds. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
September 7, 2019
Pollinator Paint Night at Leight
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Grab the kids or bring a buddy for an evening of fun and creativity. Follow along on this guided paint night while enjoying snacks and sunset over the water. This program is for ages 5 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
September 8, 2019
Migration Brunch Pontoon
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
As the fall season sets in, the migration journey begins for many species. Enjoy a light brunch while gliding along the waters of the upper Bush River in search of osprey, hawks, butterflies and more. This program is for ages 2 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
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