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    by kooka3 Written May 25, 2008

    At the northernmost limits in the US for the natural range of bald cypress tress, this 100 acre nature sanctuary recalls a time some 100,000 years ago when cypress swamps were common over larg parts othe region and now-extinct animals like mammoths roamed the landscape.
    The Nature Conservancy which acquired the property in 1957. It's now a protected home to a variety of wildlife. The trees can reach 100 feet and some have lived over 1000 years.
    The visitor's center provides great exhibits about the natural and cultural heritage of the area. There are a variety of educational programs and outdoor activities throughout the year.
    Hours: 10-5 every day except Sunday when it's open 1-5. Closed Mondays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Eco-Tourism

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  • BBQ Ribs

    There are two big rib places around here. Damons which is a national chain, and Adam's Ribs. The Bagdasian family opened "Adam's the Place for Ribs" in 1981 after operating at the original location in Edgewater, Maryland as a neighborhood restaurant since 1965. They have since opened four other locations. They also cater events such as Golf...

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  • From Baked Goods to Restaurant

    A little history about Mom and Mom's in the Kitchen from their website:Mom's in the Kitchen started in 1991. We rented out kitchen space from a local restaurant and baked for offices and sold our baked goods at the Calvert County Farmer's Market. Having five children, I was used to baking and cooking and catering a lot at school, scouts, team...

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  • Memphis Pit Bar-B-Que

    Red, Hot and Blue has locations in Colorado, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and D.C. in addition to the five locations that they have in Maryland, and they also cater food, which I've had at a bbq held by my sister at the rehearsal dinner. Her food was from the one up in Annapolis.I gave my...

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Prince Frederick Shopping

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    by kooka3 Written Apr 18, 2009

    This market features locally grown produces, area seafood, baked goods, butcher, local crafts and artisans. Although this is open year-round, the produce is only available during the growing season (May - October) on Saturday 9-2; Wednesday 11-2.

    Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 8-6 and Sunday from 8-4. Closed on Mondays.

    Place: Prince Pred Shopping senter between Church and Duke Streets.

    What to buy: Anything fresh!

    What to pay: Prices are reasonable!

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Prince Frederick Local Customs

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    by grandmaR Updated Mar 9, 2007

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    The Southern Maryland Islamic Center (SMIC) was established in 1986 to serve the growing muslim community in the area. When I commuted back and forth to Baltimore from Leonardtown, I watched them build this mosque.

    It has a large kitchen, a library and meeting rooms. Its large, hexagonal white building is topped with a minaret, a slender blue dome tower that is visible to traffic on Route 4.

    They say that it is actually in Huntingtown, but while it is a little northwest of Prince Frederick, I don't think of it as being in Huntingtown.

    The second phone number is normally for addresses south of the Patuxent and the Eastern Shore. The 410 number is for Calvert County north to Baltimore and that would be the more normal number for that location.

    Mosque from the road Mosque from the road at dusk Car through a dirty car window Across the car from the passengers seat
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    • Religious Travel

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Prince Frederick Off The Beaten Path

  • Breezy Point Beach and Campground

    This beach is about halfway between Prince Fred and Chesapeake Beach. The park features swimming, fishing, picnicking, and camping. The beach is a good size and there's a lot of grassy and shaded areas as well. They have bbq pits available. To get there, turn off of Route 4 onto Route 261. Go about 5 more miles and turn left onto Breezy POint Road...

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  • Flag Ponds Nature Park

    This is actually near Lusby, south of Prince Fred. It was once a pound-net fishing station on the Chesapeake. Now it displays a variety of natural environments from sandy beachs to freshwater ponds and the forested heights of Calvert Cliffs. Hiking Trails, fossil hunting, observation platforms, a wetland boardwalk, a fishing pier, the beach, and a...

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  • American Chestnut Land Trust

    The trust was established in 1986 to protect 436 acres of land along Scientists Cliffs Road - land that is part of the Parkers Creek watershed - to provide open space for visitors and citizens of Calvert County. the ACLT manages close to 3000 acres. Visitors can visit the 15 miles of trails consisting of hilly woodlands rising from the bay up to...

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Prince Frederick Favorites

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    by grandmaR Updated Mar 14, 2007

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    Favorite thing: People from the north, even as far south as Baltimore, sometimes assume that we in the south have no snow or ice problems. But actually, since we are often on the dividing line between snow and rain, what we often get are ice storms. Ice storms when it is cold are a REAL problem because, the ice stays there and breaks down the trees which then fall on the electric lines. The whole of southern Maryland can be without power for a week or more. As the electric company people start working their way out along the power line, more branches fall on them, and they have to go back to the start.

    Again those from the north, say that we in the south just don't know how to drive. But it is impossible to drive on ice. Snow is a piece of cake compared to driving on ice.

    Fondest memory: We were driving up to Baltimore one day in the early spring of 2007 on Maryland Route 4. Baltimore got snow. We got rain. But when we were driving up through Calvert County, I commented to Bob about the ice I was seeing. It was all over the trees. Fortunately, since the weather had been warm, the ice didn't stick to the road at all, and by the time we came home, it was all gone. But it was pretty while it lasted.

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    • Road Trip
    • Adventure Travel
    • Budget Travel

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