The Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge was established in Dorchester County in 1933 as a waterfowl sanctuary for birds migrating along the Atlantic Flyway. It is home to an incredible diversity of plants, birds, and animals in a variety of habitats including forest, marsh, and shallow water. Blackwater contains a full one-third of Maryland’s tidal wetlands and is often referred to as the Everglades of the North. “Blackwater” by Buzz Charnock.
“No two sunsets are ever alike and the view down Shipping Creek, out to the East Bay, never ceases to delight and inspire me. Mother Nature is a master painter. Her canvas is the Bay—its waters and skies and shorelines—and her palette is the constantly changing light.” “Evening on Shipping Creek” by Susan Hale, Stevensville, MD.