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Nassawango Creek Preserve Audio Tour

Nassawango Creek Preserve features one of Maryland's most pristine waterways and once hosted an iron mine and furnace.  The Leifer Trail audio tour illustrates the preserve’s human history, while the Johnson Tract tour highlights natural history and management efforts such as prescribed fire, invasive species control, and sustainable forestry.

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Getting Started

Visit the preserve page to plan your visit and then download the audio tour maps (PDF) for the Leifer Trail and the Johnson Tract. The numbers marked on the maps correspond to the audio files in the tour. Next, download the audio files to your mobile device.

Remember - some of our secluded preserves are spectacular, but you may not get cell service. We recommend you download the recordings and maps before you visit.  Need a little help saving the files? Check out our step-by-step guide!

Downloadable Files (mp3 format)


1. Johnston Tract Audio Tour

In this audio tour, learn about our prescribed burn program, Atlantic white cedar restoration, and the importance of giving back to the community through certified forestry operations.

1. The Johnson Tract

2.1 At the Gate

2.2 Trail Advice

3. Direction on the Trail

4. Atlantic White Cedars

5. Laura Bankey on Atlantic White Cedars

6. The Role of Fires

7. Thinning

8. Left and Right

2. Leifer Trail Audio Tour

In this audio tour, learn about the hundreds of years of human and natural history at Furnacetown. 

1. Furnace Town

2. The Furnace Habitat

3. Paul Leifer Trailhead

4. Mining - First Bench

5. Pink Lady's-slippers

6. Floodplain

7. Bald Cypress

8. Furnace Canal and Xeric Dunes

9. Why We Love Our Volunteers 

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