Poplar Springs Park

920 Watersville Road, Mt. Airy, MD 21771
  • Size: 7.1 acres; red (woods) trail is 0.22 miles and purple (meadow) trail is 0.35 miles.
  • Habitat: Maturing deciduous trees adjoining a stream; vegetated seepage area; brushy/weedy margins; open field with mown paths and hedgerows. Trees have been planted in the meadow so the open habitat will disappear eventually.
  • Best Months: Spring, fall, and early winter.
  • Coverage Time: Fifteen minutes to one-half hour.
  • Trails/Paths: Trail from lefthand side of parking area leads through the woods and connects to mown meadow trail.
  • Notable Birds: Bald Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Winter Wren, Brown Thrasher, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Rusty Blackbird.
  • Amenities: Gravel parking lot adjacent to Watersville Road. A few wooden benches positioned in both the woods and field areas.
  • Handicapped Access: Dirt and grass paths with gentle grades.
  • Operation and Hours: Howard County park; dawn to dusk (or as posted).
  • Special Attractions: The Poplar Springs historic landmark associated with the early settlement of Howard County is located near the trail entrance. A hummingbird garden has been planted at the righthand end of the parking area.
  • Howard County Recreation and Parks information
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Compiler: Jeff Culler

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