The Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve welcomes you and your furry family members to explore it's over one hundred acres of preserved natural area with forests, lakes, streams, and the Great Wicomico River. This public nature preserve is open to the general public during the day, and has plenty to keep you and your adventure pup occupied. Although the parking area is a bit on the small side, it is not very busy if you go at the right time. Weekdays are a good time to go if you like solitude or if your pup is not used to crowds.
What makes this nature preserve different from the rest is the spot where the freshwater of the Bush Mill Stream meets the saltwater of the Great Wicomico River. You will find many kinds of birds and waterfowl, such as great blue herons and bald eagles. If fishing is up your alley, there are plenty of places where you can cast a line for white perch and other fish. Take to the hiking trails to see firsthand the beauty of the flora and fauna here. The Deep Landing Trail takes you from the parking lot through the trees to the Bush Mill Stream on the east side of the preserve. Check out the side Heron Loop halfway through to get to Observation Point overlooking the stream at a different location. There's also a boardwalk over the stream, and interpretive signs about what you may see at this furbulous preserve.
Although this is a public area, it does not have much in the way of amenities, keeping this puptastic location as natural as possible. There are certain areas of the Bush Mill Stream Natural Area Preserve that are off limits at certain times of the year to protect rare creatures that live there. It is always best to check with the park authorities for more information before you set out on an adventure with your pooch. Your outdoor pup is welcome to join you throughout the preserve on leash. Be sure to bring water to share, and clean-up bags to help keep this preserve pristine!
Check out this rare gem of nature with your dog today!