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Why You Should Visit
Hellen Creek Preserve harbors part of an isolated stand of eastern hemlock, the southern-most in Maryland. Some species of plants and animals found here are more characteristic of the Appalachian forest in western Maryland.
About a 1 1/2 hour drive south from Washington, DC.
Why the Conservancy Selected This Site
Primarily for its protection of eastern hemlock in the coastal plain. Hellen Creek is also rich in bird life.
What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing Here
Since 1957, 67 acres have been protected.
Open year round for nature walks and birdwatching. There are no facilities, trails, or established parking areas.
What to See: Plants
What to See: Animals
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