Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor's Center

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Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary and Visitor's Center is a wildlife refuge in Upper Marlboro, Maryland that is operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The site encompasses 1,670 acres and is a wintering ground and breeding area for Canada geese.

The Frank Oslislo Visitors Center is open on weekends and features exhibits about the life history and management of the Canada Goose and area natural history, as well as some live reptiles and amphibians.

There is a five-mile Critical Area Driving Tour.

Hiking trails are:

- Poplar Springs Trail (2.3 miles)

- Mounds Trail (2.3 miles)

- Paw Paw Trail (1.2 miles)

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Coordinates: 38°43′53″N 76°43′9″W / 38.73139°N 76.71917°W / 38.73139; -76.71917