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Cranesville Sub Artic Swamp
A National Heritage Wildlife Refuge

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Maryland Hikes and Fun Learning Adventures!

The carnivorous Sundew Plant.
(crede calhoun photo)

Great gentle walk for folks interested in exploring a unique botanical and wild life area in a guided setting.
20 minutes from Deep Creek Lake. Also a great snowshoeing hike if snow depths are deep enough (can get out right into the swamp). Wild flower heaven in the spring.

Cranesville Swamp Interpretive 'Photo' Tour
When: Scheduled privately~ a good early morning, afternoon and evening hike.
Very Easy Hike ~ Tour Lasts 2 hours
Where: Cranesville Sub Artic Swamp  ~ 20 minutes from Deep Creek Lake

We will supply you with directions.
Cost: $20 per person with an 8 PERSON MINIMUM.
Minimum Guide Fee is $160 for any size groups under 8.
Example-2 $80.00, 4-$40, 6-$26 each.
Call to schedule a tour. 301-746-4083 or 1-800-446-7554

What you will do and see: Cranesville Swamp is a 300 acre relic wetland complex supporting northern plants . The southern most extension of the northern boreal forest or Canadian Zone of vegatation. The swamp is a high mountain bog formed thousands of years ago. Special physiographic conditions help support plant and animal communities that are usually found only in northern climates. The Swamp is a National Natural Historic Landmark and managed by the Nature Conservancy.Cranesville Swamp is a fascinating natural habitat and favorite stopping place for botanists, zoologists, ecologists and nature lovers. Your tour includes ecology and history and the boardwalk that extends out into the swamp. This elevated boardwalk provides excellent viewing of the bog community.

Trips are led by chief guide Crede Calhoun, an accomplished nature photographer with photos appearing in Outside, Audubon, national Geographic Travellar and other regional and national outdoor magazines. Casual learning and teaching is part of the tour and Crede does his best to share his knowledge and love for the area and photography with you. He can answer questions and direct you to some nice material or ideas to photograph.

You do not need to be photographers to enjoy this tour!
But don't forget...everyone can be an artist!

Do It Yourself Cranesville Wildlife Refuge Tour
(or download before your All Earth guided hike:)

DON'T FORGET ~ Leave Only Footprints and Take Only Photos!
This is bear country so act accordingly by keeping food secure.

Cranesville Photo Gallery

photos © crede calhoun


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