bridges, cypress, Hiking, nature, Parks, photography, Pocomoke City, State Parks
While watching the local news for Delmarva, a segment came on asking for volunteers to help with a small park near Pocomoke City, adjacent to the Pocomoke River. We decided to head down and check it out. It was a short 30+ minute drive to get there. Here is the map. The park is right off of Rte. 13.
There was no one there except for Kathy, Molly and myself. And as will be seen in later photographs, the park/trail is in need of some TLC from volunteers! The path is made up of woods and boardwalks.
Kathy and Molly checking out the boards. The overall length of the hike is about 1/2 mile. Nice day for a walk, but beware – Ticks are out in full force!
After a walk along the water, the trail heads into the woods. This is looking back towards the pond.
Then lo and behold what do we see?
The feed to the pond is from the Pocomoke River. Up river a ways, at Snow Hill, Kathy and I kayaked. Deep dark waters.
This next section of the trail could really use some help.
The cypress off-spring (Cypress knee) are covered with all sorts of growth.
Freshly gnawed beaver tree, toppled over.
Kathy getting a close-up view…
…of beautiful tree markings. Do you think it is a dogwood? No. How can you tell? By its bark! woof-woof. Molly thought it was funny.
Across another little stream to the opposite side of the pond. This puts you right next to Rte. 13, headed towards a cemetery.
Stay to the left to remain on the trail.
Bird holes or a screaming tree? It is your imagination to do with as you please.
Kind of early for this to be blooming out here in the woods don’t you think? It’s an artificial flower, probably blown over here from the cemetery. Oh! duh!
Heading back to the parking lot.
Looking over at the foot bridge, two of four geese on the pond. Not much wildlife around.The silence was actually nice.
i won’t even go there, about mustache rides!
Not a long hike so from here we headed to Ocean City for some Thrasher Fries.