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Piney Branch is an easy nature trail that is enjoyed by many.

This woodland and open field hike offers a scenic tour of several park features. You'll see Tuckahoe Creek, Piney Branch and Tuckahoe Lake that provide important plant and wildlife habitat along the Eastern Shore. The trail skirts Adkins Arboretum, a site worthy of an extended visit. Resting benches along the trail entice users to slow down and enjoy the sights and sounds. The forest is filled with a variety of birds including nuthatches, wrens, warblers, towhees, and cardinals. There are several other trails that intersection with Piney Branch Trail; detailed maps are available at the park office.

Directions: From Hillsboro, MD, Just west of the intersection of MD State Routes 404 and 480, Eveland Road heads north. Take this road a mile or so to the park. Turn left on Crouse Mill Road and park at the lake parking lot. Trail begins on south side of Crouse Mill Road.

Elevation: 15 feet

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Usage: Heavy

Difficulty: Easy

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Tuckahoe State Park, Maryland

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