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There's another side to life around Ocean City, Maryland. It's where wild birds fly, and Assateague Island's famous wild horses run free. Where dolphins and whales thrive just a short distance offshore. And it's all within close reach, by car, boat or bicycle. Which is why, if you love nature, you need to visit OC ASAP.


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Enjoy birding and nature walks year-round at Furnace Town Living Heritage Museum, in Snow Hill. Call 410-632-2032. Delmarva Birding Weekend takes place the last weekend in April. Call for your free bird guide and checklist at 800-852-0335, or visit www.visitworcester.org.

Cycling

Get your trail map showing literally hundreds of bike rides throughout the Delmarva Peninsula. Try the Viewtrail 100, a 100-mile circular loop through rural Worcester County, or the Great Delmarva Bicycling Trail. To order, call 800-852-0335, or visit www.visitworcester.org.

Hiking

You'll find hiking trails in the Pocomoke River State Forest and Park. Or glimpse the wild ponies at Assateague Island National Seashore, just nine miles from OC. Some trails offer access for the disabled. For details and a complete listing, call 800-852-0335 or visit www.visitworcester.org.

For more information on eco-travel in and around Ocean City, please visit www.delmarvalite.org.