Savage Neck Dunes Natural Area Preserve

This 298-acre preserve contains outstanding Chesapeake Bay beach, dune, and maritime forest communities, migratory songbird habitat, and an exemplary population of northeastern beach tiger beetles.

There is a parking lot at the entrance to the preserve and three marked hiking trails with interpretive signage.

Savage Neck Natural Area Preserve with its mile of  Chesapeake Bay shoreline is special for its unusual bay-side  dunes and associated plant communities, and because it supports  one of the most important conservation areas in the world for  the federally threatened northeastern beach tiger beetle  (Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis). The diverse maritime plant  communities on the preserve represent highly important habitats  for migratory birds.

Visitors can take a 0.75-mile, marked trail  through some of the highest sand dunes on the Eastern Shore. In  the fall, the annual Eastern Shore Birding and Wildlife Festival  provides a wonderful opportunity for birdwatchers to visit  Savage Neck Dunes and see a variety of neo-tropical warblers  and other migratory songbirds.