Introduction to Quest
Can you imagine walking through an art museum and not seeing any trees? No mountains or streams, sunrises or sunsets? No birds or animals? No boats on rough waves or relaxing landscapes? It's impossible, because nature is everywhere in art - from the literal to the abstract inspiration provided by the textures, colors and sounds of the natural world. Being outdoors can lift our spirits and stoke our creativity. The beauty of nature reflected in art is just another reminder of our need to protect it.
Tuckahoe’s Wild Arts Quest is on our Lore of the Land Nature Trail. Questers can park in the trailhead parking lot and set out on this self-guided .75 mile trail. The trail has a brochure that can be picked up at the entrance and used as a guide and map and to learn even more about your surroundings. Along the way, stop at the specially marked posts for fun activities, challenges and information about art in nature and nature in art. The Quest will culminate with a challenge that allows your family to flex their creative muscles. In your passport, sketch one of the featured patterns you discovered along the trail. OR using only materials around you build a small sculpture and take a picture! Then upload your photo to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with #marylandparkquest2017. Be sure to return all natural materials to where you found them when you are done.
In periods of heavy rain, some portions of this trail may be a bit muddy. Please do not wander off the trail – this is for your protection from things like poison ivy and the protection of some of our more delicate plants growing in this area.
Please plan to bring your own pen or pencil and an optional cell phone (for photos). This quest can be completed 7 days a week during normal park hours (sunrise to sunset). For added tools and activities there is a loaner backpack that can be borrowed from the camp store (at the entrace to the Electric Loop, or see the ranger on duty). Availability is limited.
Tuckahoe Creek, a quiet country stream bordered for most of its length by wooded marshlands, runs through the length of the park. A 60-acre lake offers boating and fishing. The park offers 20 miles of scenic hiking, biking and equestrian trails, flat water paddling (canoes and kayaks are available for rent), hunting, picnicking, as well as a recycled tire playground for children. The park offers activities and special events on a seasonal basis. Activities include day camps, canoe trips, Scales & Tales presentations (and Aviary tours), and Challenge Course programs. Each weekend, Memorial Day through Labor Day, park staff offers a number of free family activities. Check out flyers posted throughout the park, visit the webpage or call the park office for more details. The campground features electric campsites, non-electric campsites and mini-cabins.
Tuckahoe State Park13070 Crouse Mill RoadQueen Anne, MD 21657410-820-1668
GPS Info. (Latitude, Longitude):38.978953, -75.933166
Directions to Tuckahoe State Park
Tuckahoe State Park is located approximately 35 miles east of the Bay Bridge, just off MD Rt. 404, on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Travel east on Rt. 50/301 across the Bay Bridge. Rt. 50/301 splits, bear to the right on Rt. 50. Make a left at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Rt. 404. Go approximately 8 miles until you come to the intersection of Rt. 404 and Rt. 480. Make a left on Rt. 480. To your immediate left take Eveland Road. At the end of Eveland Road turn right onto Crouse Mill Road then make an immediate left onto Cherry Lane (follow signs to the park’s campground). Turn left off Cherry Lane and into the campground. At the first intersection, turn right. The Lore of the Land trail head and parking lot will be just past the ball field and disc golf course on your left.
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580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401