Merryspring Nature Center, Camden

As you can see from my crazy and messy map, there are a lot of trails at this 66-acre nonprofit center! In my opinion, there are too many trails. It’s quite easy to get disoriented when you’re constantly confronted by intersections. Perhaps it’s a metaphor for a jumbled mind? Anyway, the Nature Center has a really good map. Best to print it out before heading out here. Although, it’s unlikely you’ll get lost in the woods for days on end.

I recommend walking the perimeter of the park, along trail 1, and also checking out the pretty gardens. No dogs allowed, and there is no fee to walk here. It does look like lots of interesting programs take place at Merryspring; it seems like a wonderful resource for locals.

Directions: Merryspring Nature Center is at the end of Conway Road, 3/10 of a mile off Route 1. Conway Road is the first left after Hannaford, or if you’re coming from downtown Camden, it is the first right before the Hannaford grocery store.