Fox Island Environmental Education Center


Via Somers Cove Marina (Crisfield, MD)

From the Bay Bridge/Annapolis

  • Take Route 50 East across the Bay Bridge towards Salisbury/Ocean City
  • Take Route 13 SOUTH toward Pocomoke City
  • Continue on Route 13 for approximately 22 miles
  • Exit onto Route 413 toward Crisfield *
  • After about 15 miles you’ll be driving through downtown Crisfield
  • Make a LEFT on N. 7th Street
  • Take your first RIGHT onto Broadway Avenue
  • Drive through the black gate into Somers Cover Marina
    • If the gate is closed, there is another automated gate entrance further down N. 7th Street – turn RIGHT through that entrance
    • Drive to the marina parking lot in the back LEFT near the J. Millard Tawes Museum
  • The Walter Ridder will be parked in a slip off of this back parking lot

From Bay Bridge Tunnel/Norfolk

  • Follow Route 13 North to Route 413 to Crisfield. *Follow directions above

Crisfield, MD Departure/Arrival Times

Plan to arrive in Crisfield by noon to eat lunch before boarding the Walter Ridder in Somers Cove Marina at 12:30 pm. CBF staff will be there by 12:15 pm to greet the group and help load the boat. The group will depart Fox Island no later than 11:30 am on the group’s final day. The ferry schedule is weather dependent.

Via Smith Point Marina (Reedville, VA)

From points north

  • Follow Rout 95 South for about 5 miles south of Fredericksburg
  • Take Route 17 South to Tappahannock
  • In Tappahannock, take Route 360 East for about 40 miles *
  • Just before Reedville, look for Bay Motel on the right (Route 360 bears right)
  • Cars and busses may park in the marina overnight. No parking pass is needed.

From points south

  • Take Route 95 North to Richmond
  • In Richmond, take Route 360 East. *Follow directions from Route 360 East above.

Onancock Ferry Directions (Onancock Wharf, 2 Market Street, Onancock, VA 23417 - near Mallards Restaurant)

From the Bay Bridge/Annapolis

  • Take Route 50 East across the Bay Bridge towards Salisbury
  • Take Route 13 Business South toward Pocomoke City
  • Continue on Route 13 for approximately 60 miles
  • Turn right at VA-179 W/W Main St for approximately 1 mile
  • Continue on Market Street and look for signs for Onancock Wharf

From western Virginia

  • From Richmond, take I-295 South via exit 177 toward Airport/Washington/Norfolk
  • Merge onto I-64 via exit 28A toward Norfolk/VA Beach
  • Merge onto US-13 via exit 282 toward Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel (portions toll)
  • US-13 north becomes Charles M Lankford Jr. Memorial Highway/Lankford Highway/US-13-Bypass north
  • Turn left onto VA-179/W. Main Street. Continue to follow VA-179. (VA-179 is 0.1 miles past Bank Street)
  • Continue on Market Street. 2 Market Street is on left.

Reedville, VA or Onancock, VA Departure/Arrival Times

Plan to arrive in Reedville, VA or Onancock, VA, board the public ferry, and depart at 11:00 am sharp. CBF staff will meet the group at the dock at Fox Island. The return boat will leave Fox Island at 11:30 am on the day of the group's departure and will arrive in Reedville, VA or Onancock, VA between 12:30 pm and 12:45 pm. These ferry schedules are weather dependent.

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