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Millington Wildlife Management Area

Eastern Shore Region

Wildlife

Directions & Trail Description

Location: Massey, MD. Kent County

Length & Configuration: Loop and out-and-back ride possibilities.

Terrain & Surface: Variety of gentle terrain from open fields to forest.

Technical Difficulty: Easy / Moderate

Elevation change: Mostly level.

Multi-use Trails: hiking, mountain biking, birding, horseback riding.

Caution: Avoid riding here during the hunting season, unless on Sunday.

 

 

 

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Directions:

From the Bay Bridge, take U.S. Route 50/301 to the split. Proceed on Route 301 north. From Delaware and northern points, take Route 301 south. From MD Route 301, take MD Route 313 east to Massey. Proceeding straight, route numbers will change from Route 313 East to Route 330 East. The Millington WMA Office and main parking area is located 1.5 miles out of town on the left. Nineteen marked parking areas are distributed throughout the area.

 

General Description:

The Blackbird (Delaware)-Millington (Maryland) Corridor is a landscape of forests, farm fields, streams and tidal marshes that spans the Delmarva Peninsula from the Delaware Bay to the Cypress Branch headwaters of the Chester River in Maryland. It is is home to a wonderful diversity of plants, animals and rare ecological systems.

,000 acre Millington WMA is located in eastern Kent County and consists of hardwood forests with some pine stands, various types of wetlands, fallow managed fields, meadow plantings, and open agricultural fields.  The land in Millington has a rich history and was once the home of the Lenni Lenape Indians. Collections of artifacts from this period are on display at the area office. Millington has been set aside to protect several endangered species of plants and animals, demonstrate wildlife management techniques and to provide both hunting and outdoor recreation.

The mixture of habitats supports a variety of wildlife species, such as whitetail deer, fox, raccoon, gray squirrels, rabbits, turkeys, quail, woodcock, waterfowl and songbirds. The "Delmarva Bays," a series of shallow depressions which are filled with water most of the year, are the subject of local lore. Whatever their origin, these water holes are the place to find not only nesting waterfowl, but also salamanders. Spring is the time to observe the unusual courtship dance of the woodcock. You might also hear endangered barking tree frogs singing in the forested wetlands.

 

The Trails:

Year-round activities that can be enjoyed at Millington are birdwatching, hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, nature photography, and fishing. Many trails wind through the forests and fields of the area. The trails are well-maintained, but are largely unmarked. So just get out there and explore the many possibilities, and don’t forget your camera!

The riding is fairly easy and only the length will make a ride more challenging. Just over the border in Delaware, the Blackbird State Forest (see Other Area Rides above) offers many more trails open to mountain bikes.

Note: Be aware of open hunting seasons and visit accordingly (Sundays).  

 

 

For more information:

Millington Wildlife Management Area
PO Box 52
Massey, MD 21650

Phone: (410) 928-3650
TTY: call via the Maryland Relay at 711 (in Maryland) or 800-735-2258
Website: Millington Wildlife Management Area

 

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