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Third Haven Woods

Why You Should Visit

Third Haven Woods is a remnant of the forests that once covered much of the Delmarva Peninsula.  Third Haven harbors towering hardwood trees such as oaks, red maple, tulip-tree, and others.  Under them is a an abundance of flora, including flowering dogwood, southern arrow-wood, American holly, pepperbush, swamp azalea, and blueberry.

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Maryland's Eastern Shore, about 2 hours east of Washington, DC.

View Preserve Guidelines.  Please note: dogs are not allowed at any Conservancy preserve.

Why the Conservancy Selected This Site

Third Haven Woods is one of the largest single blocks of forested upland not used for timber in the central Eastern Shore.  Although still relatively young, Third Haven will become an excellent example of old-growth forest in several hundred years.  Also, for its protection of the Delmarva fox squirrel.

What the Conservancy Has Done/Is Doing Here

Since 1977, The Nature Conservancy has protected 500 acres.

Open year round for nature walks and birdwatching.  There are no facilities, trails, or established parking areas.

What to See: Plants

  • flowering dogwood
  • southern arrow-wood
  • pepperbush
  • swamp azalea

What to See: Animals

  • Delmarva fox squirrel (federally endangered)
  • bald eagles
  • From Route 50 north of Easton, turn right (west) onto Airport Road.  Continue on Airport Road for about 1 mile (past Easton Airport) to a T intersection.  Turn right at T intersection onto Goldsborough Neck Road.  In 0.7 mile bear left at fork.  Continue for 0.3 mile around left turn in road.  The preserve is 1.5 miles on right.

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