CBEC is excited to announce a schedule of guided hikes offered twice a month during the 2017 season.

Guided Hikes will lead participants on CBEC’s Lake Trail for a unique opportunity to discover several ecologically important habitats to the Chesapeake Bay watershed found on our 510 acre peninsula in Grasonville, MD. A docent will lead participants on a journey to explore topics of Hummock Succession, Oyster Reef Ecology, Salt Marsh Plants, Lake Knapp Bird Residents, and Resident Raptors, all while walking a 1.5 mile flat path around the center of our 510-acre peninsula. Each month we will be announcing a specialty topic for these hikes led by a Maryland Master Naturalist. Please check the calendar on our website for these announcements.


Specialty topics include:

  • Birding
  • Botany
  • Fungus
  • Reptiles/Amphibians.

There is a half-way rest stop with restroom accessibility. Participants are encouraged to dress for weather and bring along a water bottle, small snack, and binoculars. Duration is approximately 2 hours. Trips are subject to cancellation due to weather or low enrollment.  Pre-Registration is required.

Check-in and hike begin at the Visitor Center at 600 Discovery Lane, Grasonville, MD.