Melon Bluff Nature Center is open every weekend from 9am-4pm, Labor Day to Memorial Day. We have miles of trails and acres of beautiful maritime forest ready to be explored.

$5 donation requested

  • Exhibits and artifacts on display in the nature center, including an interactive touch table
  • Observation tower overlooking marsh
  • Bathrooms available in the nature center (ADA accessible)
  • Butterfly Trail
  • Bluff Trail
  • Old Ferry Road Trail
  • Nicolas Swamp Trail  
Be advised:
  • Our trails are not paved or graded. You may encounter uneven ground or exposed roots. Use caution when traveling and stay aware of your surroundings.
  • Hilltop Meadow
  • Long Meadow  
  • East Meadow  

Rules and Regulations:

  • Visitors must sign in/out at the Nature Center Building
  • Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult
  • No smoking
  • No lighting of fires
  • No pets
  • No alcoholic beverages
  • No drugs
  • No swimming
  • No fishing
  • No hunting
  • No camping
  • No firearms
  • No weapons
  • No littering
  • Pack in/pack out
  • No collection of plants or animals
  • Motor vehicles are only allowed in the designated parking area
  • Bathrooms located in the Nature Center
  • Days of Operation: Labor Day Weekend to Memorial Day Weekend
    • Fridays – Sundays
    • Holiday Mondays
  • Hours: 9 AM – 4 PM