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Discover the wildlife at Otter Point Creek
Discover the wildlife at Otter Point Creek

Every year, Otter Point Creek lures thousands of families — perhaps to glimpse a rare, long-billed king rail, kayak past turtles soaking up sun, or get goosebumps during a Haunted Hike. Teeming with wildlife, the lush forests and marshlands are prime fresh-air recreation spots, but they’re also a hub for environmental research and education. The same families who visit for the blooming wildflowers and sunset canoe trips are also learning about the Chesapeake Bay watershed as a critical natural resource, thanks, in part, to the efforts of the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center. Tucked away in the woods along a curve of the Bush River in Abingdon, the center sits on a park...

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