Discover Nature … Right In Your Own Back Yard
In recent years, many citizens have been seeking ways to reconnect with nature and to experience our natural heritage. What many Southern Maryland residents and visitors may not realize is that there are numerous extraordinary natural sites easily available to them in their community – right in their own back yard!
ACLT has received a generous grant from the Southern Maryland Heritage Area Consortium to launch a program entitled, “In Your Own Back Yard: A Program to Inspire the Southern Maryland Community to Enjoy and Care for Their Local Land, Wildlife and Waterways”. Through this program, we hope to introduce local residents to the benefits, ease, and joys of visiting and assisting in the care of ACLT’s Parkers Creek Preserve and to encourage them to visit the wide selection of local and state parks as well as other lesser-known places offering eco-tourism.
As our tagline says, ACLT’s primary objective is “Connecting People to the Land”. So come along with us and discover all the natural heritage Southern Maryland has to offer!
Use the map below to discover nature parks, hiking trails, beaches, eco-tourism farms, and nature museums* right in your back yard!
*Note: Many identified sites include more than one of the features listed above!
Be sure to click through to the website to obtain current info about hours, conditions, etc.*
Are we missing any sites?
If you know of additional nature parks, trails, farms, etc. that we left off our map, please complete the form below with as much information as possible. Please include your name, email and phone # in case we have any questions. Also, please email us if there are any errors on the map: firstname.lastname@example.org