Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center, Grasonville: Hours, Address, Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center Reviews: 4.5/5

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center

Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Alison P
Wyomissing, PA594 contributions
We have done a bit of traveling, but were somewhat disappointed here. We walked over the the visitor's center to find the doors locked. It was a Saturday mid morning. There was no sign to tell us hours of operation, etc. We walked around for a bit and then left.
Written 25 October 2021
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mekopp
Middletown, DE1,973 contributions
I visited this center several years ago in the winter. I went back in September for a late summer visit. This is a cool place with a lot of walking paths. There is a kayak launch and rentals are available. Apparently members get kayak usage with their membership. This is a little piece of heaven. It’s quiet and very scenic They have an aviary rescue on site. The volunteer spoke with was very friendly and helpful.
Written 6 October 2019
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Karen Sutter
Grasonville, MD21 contributions
CBEC has 100s of acres of preserved hummocks, marshes, and wetlands along the Chesapeake Bay in Queen Anne's County. Besides its visitor center with very informative displays about the area's native wildlife, you can sign up to take a kayak out in the tidal marsh area on the Chester River, You can also walk along a lovely woodland trail around Lake Knapp or the wooded Marshy Creek Trail. As you walk, you will encounter turtles, rabbits, and raccoons among the grasses while seeing osprey and eagles overhead. It's a very child-friendly introduction to QAC's wildlife.
Written 29 September 2019
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724M
Prince William County, Virginia63 contributions
I've visited CBEC numerous times, over the past five years, to kayak, picnic and to frequent the aviary and visitor's center. It's a beautiful wildlife spotting location. It's a great nature spot. CBEC has a very helpful and accommodating staff.
Written 7 August 2019
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Beth C
56 contributions
Family
We’ve been members here for years-I love their camps, programs, and events! Your membership (quite affordable) includes use of their large fleet of kayaks to tour the area by boat and explore. There are gorgeous trails for hiking and running and plenty of beachfront opportunities to spy an osprey or eagle, turtles, fish—-and yes—snakes! There is a raptor rescue area with about 4 or 5 large cages with owls and hawks—they’re beautiful. When we have family visit we take them there for some reason nice kayaking. One important thing to note-bring Bug Spray! They are pretty awful but manageable with spray and not an issue on a windy day.
Written 4 July 2019
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camoia
Grasonville, MD5 contributions
Family
Great place to visit as a family. There are marked trails down to Eastern Bay highlighting local wildlife and birds with an observation tower kids love to climb and a great place for photography of the surrounding area. The Information Center at CBEC offers exhibits of local artists, as well as a variety of children's programs, and lectures on conservation and history of the area for adults. In the summer there are a number of camps programs for kids including building an oyster reef. You can reach CBEC by car, kayak or canoes. They also have kayaks for rent and use with some of their programs.
Written 11 December 2018
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Shannon B
34 contributions
Couples
We were greeted by two friendly and helpful staff who explained the grounds and showed us where the bird aviary was. We loved the beautiful views on our hike and a visit with the rescued birds.
Written 18 August 2018
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quilt4cats
Ridgely, MD67 contributions
Couples
We canoed here (but they rent kayaks) and it was lovely. We saw several types of water birds and song birds on this trip.
At the visitors center, pick up a map so you can find your way to the rehabilitation aviary (owls, hawks, etc). Then visit their greenhouse dome and outdoor garden. After that, just follow whichever trails you wish.
Written 8 July 2018
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Johnny B
4 contributions
Its a great place for birding,or just taking a stroll, members enjoy kayaking and captive bird habitats.
Written 4 March 2018
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Fran F
Waldorf, MD593 contributions
Family
We took our grandson (5 yrs) to this center for fun and entertainment....wrong choice! 100% of available displays were outside - it was very windy and in the 20's!!!. There were no displays, presentations or hands-on anything inside. Needless to say, we didn't stay long and did a very quick outside tour of about 5 bird cages. Then back to the car for warmth. HAd a nice drive to and from, but not much there to see or do. :-(
Written 8 February 2018
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Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center is open:
  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM