Visit Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge This Winter

Fall Sunset at the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

Fall & winter are special seasons on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and it’s thanks in part to beautiful attractions like the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. This quieter time of year offers us the perfect chance to slow down, disconnect, and unwind after a busy summer.  Fall & winter are also prime birdwatching months on the Eastern Shore, and just down the road from us is one of the best places to enjoy this magnificent spectacle – the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge! Whether you’re an avid birding enthusiast or enjoy peaceful time spent surrounded by nature, it’s hard to be an afternoon spent at the stunning Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge.

The Refuge is located on Eastern Neck Island, just a short 10-minute drive from our luxurious Bed and Breakfast. Like much of the Eastern Shore, the Inn at Huntingfield Creek is a special place to relax and unwind. It’s not too far away from major cities on the East Coast, but you’ll feel as though you’re an entire world away. We offer our guests 70 acres of zen near the magnificent Chesapeake Bay, a variety of accommodations and amenities, and above all else, the cozy comfort you’re craving.

There’s no better time than now to experience the quiet beauty of Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  Book your room at our luxurious Eastern Shore Bed and Breakfast today!

Tundra Swans visit the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge each winter

Explore the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge

The Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge is a part of the Chesapeake Marshlands National Wildlife Refuge Complex, which is home to the most complete network of protected lands and provides critical habitat for wildlife in our Nation’s largest estuary. The breathtaking 2,200+ acres of the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge offer migrating birds a vast and pristine habitat. The area is particularly famous for its wintering waterfowl, especially the majestic Tundra Swans that visit each winter.

The Tundra Swam migration is a magnificent sight to behold.  They come each winter, usually between November and March. These impressive birds spend the winter resting and feeding on the grasses at the Refuge before migrating to their spring grounds over 4,000 miles away.  They can be seen throughout the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge. However, the best place to see them is along the Tundra Boardwalk.

Tundra Swans aren’t the only exciting birds to visit the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, however.  These protected lands are designated an Important Bird Area by the Audubon Society and support over 240 bird species and a variety of other wildlife. There are seven different trails throughout the Eastern Neck Wildlife Refuge for wildlife viewing. As a bonus, you’ll be treated to beautiful views of the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay as you wander the Refuge.

A cozy guest room to curl up in after a day spent at Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Maryland

Get Cozy at our Luxury Bed and Breakfast on the Eastern Shore

After a brisk day at the Eastern Neck National Wildlife Refuge, you’ll be craving the cozy warmth of our Bed and Breakfast. Choose from one of our five spacious guest rooms in our Manor House or plan a more intimate escape to one of our seven fully-furnished private cottages. Whichever accommodations you choose, you can expect a casual elegance throughout your stay, along with a variety of guest amenities and exceptionally warm hospitality.

Every guest staying at our Eastern Shore Bed and Breakfast is treated to a scrumptious breakfast each morning of their stay. Between Friday and Sunday, breakfast is served at the Inn in the dining rooms and on the patio.  Every other morning, we provide breakfast vouchers to our coffeehouse/cafe for our guests to use at their leisure.

After breakfast, it’s the perfect time to stroll our 70-acre estate.  There are numerous places to explore, including a short trail down to the water. With a variety of unique ecosystems right here on the property, you’ll be in birdwatching heaven.  As idyllic as a fall or winter escape may sound, it’s nothing compared to the real thing.  Book your room at our Eastern Shore Bed and Breakfast today!

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