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Wicomico County is home to over 50 parks and outdoor facilities. It's hard to choose favorites, but here are our top picks!
Connected to the Wicomico County Welcome Center, Leonard's Mill Park is divided by a small creek leading to Leonard’s Mill Pond. Two bridges, ideal for fishing, connect the upper and lower sides of the park.
Roaring Point is tucked away along the Nanticoke River, surrounded by dense trees and wildlife. A short path leads to a nearly one-mile stretch of beach. It's a great place to bring children to play in the sand and splash in the calm, shallow water. Roaring Point is also known for its fishing and crabbing.
Cove Road Beach is long and narrow with tall beach grass separating it from the parking lot and shaded picnic tables. Like Roaring Point, the water is calm and shallow, perfect for children. Plus, it's a good fishing and crabbing spot.
Tyaskin Park is home to a small beach area, a large pier perfect for fishing or crabbing, and a pavilion.
If you are looking to launch a boat or kayak, check out Cedar Hill Marina. The marina is located on the Nanticoke River and boasts boat slips, a dual concrete boat ramp, floating dock, pump-out station, and restroom and shower facilities. The marina is surrounded by a peaceful park with a small beach area, pavilions, picnic tables and grills, a walking trail and a playground area.
More centrally located to Downtown Salisbury, the recently rebuilt Riverside Boat Ramp provides direct access to the Wicomico River.
Maryland's Wicomico County offers a diverse range of nature trails providing visitors with opportunities to explore and appreciate the area's natural beauty.
Pemberton Historical Park is a 262-acre expanse of nature and wildlife. The park surrounds Pemberton Hall, which is a plantation home built in 1741, rich in Eastern Shore history. Pemberton's trail system includes seven trails ranging in distance from .2 to 1.1 miles, which can be connected to form a scenic 5K.
WinterPlace Park is located right off of Route 50 and has 3.2 miles of trails to explore. The park also features a playground, baseball/softball and soccer/lacrosse fields, as well as basketball, volleyball and tennis courts.
Naylor Mill Forest is home to biking-hiking-running trails created by locals. There are five miles of trails in the forest, and even some hills, a rarity on the Eastern Shore. Naylor Mill is Salisbury's last remaining old-growth forest, with giant red oaks that are over 100 years old.
Recently reimagined to accommodate the growing popularity of pickleball, Harmon Field will soon feature 12 pickleball courts, two basketball courts and a playground. The park is currently under construction.
Schumaker Park is an 11-acre wooded area nestled along the waterline of Schumaker Pond. The park has a large pavilion, playground and picnic tables, but its claim to fame is the 18-hole disc golf course, affectionately called "the Schu" by locals. There are multiple tees and pins on every hole, allowing everyone from rec players to pros to have an enjoyable round.
The Henry S. Parker Athletic Complex is Wicomico County's premier baseball/softball tournament facility. A recent addition to the complex is Field 7 ½, which was designed to provide individuals with physical or mental disabilities the opportunity to play baseball. Field 7 ½ is complemented by the Donnie Williams Inclusive Playground, built to encourage children, adults and families of all abilities to play together. The equipment is designed to address the needs of every person. A sensory trail runs behind Field 7 ½, consisting of sensory pods.
Explore more of Wicomico County's great outdoors and parks at Wicomico Recreation + Parks.
With more than 300 species of birds spotted here, plus numerous parks and waterways, Wicomico County is a great place for birding. Bring your binoculars on your next trip.
Below are the top five hotspots for Wicomico County on eBird. Visit the link to learn more about the location.
Visit this link to read about featured Wicomico County birding sites on the Birder's Guide to Maryland and D.C. website.
Salisbury is also a Bird City. Read more here.