Trail to Sandy Point State Park

Sandy Point State Park Trail:

Latitude and Longitude: (39.027733, -76.414115)

Google Map:,+Annapolis,+MD+21409/@39.0277375,-76.4163039,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89b802d9d2fc108f:0x8829dbae8841ce37!8m2!3d39.0277334!4d-76.4141152


Leopold and Wright Style-

           A small trail, hidden off the street near a busy neighborhood is only a few minutes walk from my house in Annapolis, Maryland. I walk to my serene spot in the morning, the cool air hitting my face as I travel to this natural area. As I enter the opening of the trail, I see a small deer bolt off the path and into the trees. Here I spot Oaks, American Beeches, and Maples and White Ashes. The air is crisp and smells of soil and leaves after a rainfall. As I continue down the trail, I observe the wet terrain beneath my feet and the fallen leaves the crunch beneath my footsteps. I continue walking in hopes of reaching of reaching the end of the trail that connects to Sandy Point State Park. This trail connects the busy urban life to the tranquility of a quiet beach and serenity of nature. My phenology spot by Salmon Hole feels much more public and has more visitors. The trail near my house feels more private and more secluded. There is more room for self-reflection and quiet observation in my temporary phenology spot here at home. Many of the tree species are similar including red maple and silver maple. I even spotted some poison ivy along the path. They are quite different as one is a forest and one is a river. Yet, both provide a unique and peaceful experience. The joy and beauty of nature reveals itself in both locations.


Published in: on November 29, 2017 at 7:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

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