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Maryland / DC

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. Enjoy!

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. Bridge over Ditch
  3. Atlantic White Cedars
  4. Laura Bankey on Atlantic White Cedars
  5. Deer and Restoration
  6. Fires
  7. Left and Right
  8. Thinning

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
  5. Pink Lady's-slippers
  6. Floodplain
  7. Bald Cypress
  8. Furnace Canal and Xeric Dunes
  9. Why We Love Our Volunteers

(All files are .mp3 and should download automatically once clicked. If you have trouble downloading, right-click each file and then select 'Save')

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