|Location||Schoolhouse Woods Nature Trail, Wye Island Natural Resource Management Area, 410-827-7577|
|Trail Access||Wye Island Road. Continue on Wye Island Road past the lodge entrance. Trailhead and parking are located on the left.|
|Time||25 to 30 minutes|
Trail surface is dirt and grass. Trail tends to be muddy in spots in winter and early spring. Some low branches on trees.
|Suitable For Families?||Yes|
|Hazards/Restrictions||None (typical woods and terrain, use caution)
Foot traffic only. Bicycles and horses not permitted.
|Potable Water||Available at the Wye Island NRMA office. Hikers should always bring a supply of water.|
|Natural Features||School House Woods is an old growth forest.
Variety of wildlife, including red fox, Delmarva fox squirrel, deer, songbirds, bald eagles, variety of owls and woodpeckers.
|Historic/Cultural Features||Historic Wye Island|
|Camping||Camping is available at Tuckahoe State Park (410) 820-1668 or 1-888-432-2267.|
|Other Points of Interest||Wye Island offers many multi-use trails that are available for all skill levels. Kayaking/canoeing is also available around the island with a guide or outfitter. For reservations and information on guided trips contact:
Amphibious Horizons, 1-888-I-LUV-SUN
Winchester Creek Outfitters, 410-827-7000
Pathfinder Group, 202-546-0269
|Fees or Permits||Camping fees only|
|Description||This scenic hike on Wye Island allows visitors a taste of history as well as an excellent wildlife viewing. The old growth forest on Wye Island is one of the largest existing on Maryland's Eastern Shore.|
Recommended Gear and Safety Tips
- Wye Island, Boyd Gibbons
- Wye Island NRMA homepage
- Small first aid kit
- Water and a snack
- Insect repellent
- Wear appropriate shoes. Sandals, bare feet or flimsy canvas shoes may not be suitable.
- Practice "Leave No Trace" ethics
- Please protect the environment and wildlife
- Be a relaxed hiker