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Calvert Nature Society

COVID-19 Status

Calvert County Government is taking all necessary measures to protect public health and welfare. It is important to follow public health recommendations, advisories and protective actions to slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and limit the number of people infected.  Most current information is on the Calvert County COVID-19 VIrtual Resource Center.

Programs have been canceled through May 17, 2020 and we will re-evaluate as new information is available. 

Most County parks are closed. Those that are open with adjusted hours are open to Calvert County residents only.
Please check the Calvert County Natural Resources Park Hours page for updates on park operations.

Bennett O. Hughes Memorial Tree Farm

1320 Clay Hammond Road
Prince Frederick

Limited Parking
No Facilities

Beginning in December 2016, and throughout 2017, selective timber harvest activities will occur. Visitors should take extreme caution when hiking the property.

In 1986, Calvert County received a generous gift of land from the estate of Bennett O. Hughes. As a condition of the gift, the county agreed that 196-acre property would be maintained as a tree farm to demonstrate sustainable forest management.

Learn more about Bennett O. Hughes

Numerous trails meander through the forests, taking hikers through various successional stages of forest growth, meadows, and around a bucolic fishing pond. 

Hikers are warned that the trails are not marked. A trail map is in development.

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