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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April 25, 2019
Kayak Cruising on the Creek
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Nudge around the endless nooks and crannies of Otter Point Creek and the upper Bush River with an adults only group. Choose one trip or all three to track the changes on the water through the spring season of northward migration and bud burst. This program is for adults.
April 27, 2019
Children's Garden Club
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Get out the shovels and trowels while working with the naturalist to grow a garden full of fun! Cook, create, and explore while learning about how a garden is connected to us and the wild world around us. This program is for ages 5 to 8 (w/adult).
April 27, 2019
Marsh Meander Canoe
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Gather at water’s edge for an afternoon canoe on the winding channel of Otter Point Creek as it travels through marsh and swamp. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
April 28, 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 13 to adult.
April 28, 2019
Meet a Critter
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Check out one of our live critters up close while discovering what makes that animal special. This is a free drop-in program for all ages.
May 4, 2019
Spectacular Sunset Canoe
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
As spring settles in and day flows into night, catch the spectacle of shift change smack dab in the middle of the marsh. Don’t forget your camera! This program is for ages 10 to adult, under 16 w/adult.
May 5, 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 13 to adult.
May 11, 2019
Mother's Day Paddle - Kayak
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Spend time with mom while kayaking around the creek. Bring a lunch to eat in the lagoons and enjoy a special treat. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
May 12, 2019
Mother's Day Tea Party Pontoon
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Treat mom to afternoon tea on the Water Strider, while enjoying the natural beauty of the creek in spring. This program is for ages 2 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
May 18, 2019
Birding By Boat
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Join birder, Phil Powers, on a search for the beautiful marsh birds of Otter Point Creek. This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
May 25, 2019
Spring Kayak Scavenger Hunt
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Glide through the late spring afternoon while searching for animals, plants, and landmarks. First boat to find everything on the list wins! This program is for ages 8 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
May 26, 2019
Press-a-Posie
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
Witness the wonderful colors and variety of spring “blooming” around the Center. Collect flowers to dry using a microwave press, and create a beautifully adorned craft. This program is for ages 5 to adult, under 13 w/adult.
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