Why You Should Visit
The preserve is a birder's delight, where one finds undisturbed waterfowl habitat and a sanctuary for bald eagles. May is the best time for birdwatching, when migration is at a peak; summer brings a proliferation of flowering plants and marsh grasses; fall brings migrating birds, highlighted by warblers and puddle ducks.
View Preserve Guidelines. Please note: dogs are not allowed at any Conservancy preserve.
Just over 2 hours east of Washington, DC
Open year round for nature walks and birdwatching. The preserve has a nature trail.
POISON IVY ALERT
If you are highly allergic to poison ivy, we recommend that you avoid this preserve altogether.
What to See: Animals
- bald eagls
- marsh hawks
- Delmarva fox squirrel habitat
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
For its protection of waterfowl and bald eagle habitat, as well as its brackish tidal marsh habitat. Since 1977, 920 acres have been protected.
Download an Audio Tour
Planning a visit to Frank M. Ewing / Robinson Neck Preserve? Before your trip, download our self-guided audio tour to your handheld device. It's like having a naturalist in your pocket!
Step 1: Download the Robinson Neck audio tour map. This map will help identify which audio tracks to play based on your location on the trail, so make sure to take a copy with you on your trip.
Step 2: Download and save the mp3 audio files to your handheld device. Play the corresponding track when you reach a waypoint along the trail. Listen to them all or pick & choose based on your interests!
Audio Files / Tour Stops (all MP3)
- Robinson Neck Introduction
- Tree Clearing with Pond
- Wildlife at the Trail Gate
- Ponds on Left and Right
- Cattail opening
- Start of Boardwalk / Delmarva Fox Squirrel
- Bench Near Pond / Human Habitation
- At Post 7 / Bayberry Bush
- Bench View at Post 10
- Biodiversity at End of Trail
- Sika deer call
- Take Route 50 east across the Bay Bridge
- Just south of Cambridge, turn right onto Route 16
- Continue for 16 miles to the Taylor's Island bridge, just beyond Taylor's Island marina
- After crossing the bridge, take the first left (south) on Robinson Neck Road
- Go 2.7 miles to a grassy road on the left blocked by a cable gate
- There is limited parking along the shoulder of the road to the left of the gate