Northern Section - St. Mary's River Wildland
Although it contains the largest area of publicly accessible forest in St. Mary's County - 2,200 acres - few non-hunters know about this forest. The forest is not true old-growth yet, but the rolling forest floor and braided streams are shaded by impressive native oaks, hollies, cherries, pine, gum and maple. Hunting may be quite active at times, so be aware that you are sharing the forest and check to see what is in season. Hunting is not allowed on Sundays so that may be the best day to visit. The abundant trails are unmapped and mostly unmarked. After passing the sign board, start down the power line right-of-way and look for a trail to the right. On many days you will be the only visitor and a true sense of solitude may be experienced.