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Animals, Ales, and the Outdoors in Wicomico County

Animals, Ales, and the Outdoors in Wicomico County


See zoo animals and wildfowl art, go for a hike and stop at local breweries.


Start: Salisbury

Finish: Parsonsburg

Distance: 1 day, 5 stops, 15.5 miles


Pemberton Historical Park


Pemberton Historical Park

5561 Plantation Ln, Salisbury, MD 21801

After your drive to Wicomico County, stretch your legs with a walk on the trails of Pemberton Historical Park. The park offers 4.5 miles of nature trails along which hikers can experience woods, meadows, wetlands, and views of the Wicomico River. The trails have roots, but the terrain is flat. There is no admission fee.



Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art


Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

909 S. Schumaker Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804

The world’s largest public collection of decoys can be found here in Wicomico County at the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art. Named for brother-carvers Stephen and Lemuel Ward, the waterfront museum houses both historic and modern decoys, additional exhibits, and a gift shop. Check the website for the museum’s most current hours.



Evolution Craft Brewing


Evolution Craft Brewing

201 E. Vine St, Salisbury, MD 21804

Enjoy locally-brewed beer at Evolution Craft Brewing Company, which also features two restaurants, Public House and Taproom & Pizzeria, in the same building. Enjoy your favorite style of beer or a flight, along with burgers, sandwiches, seafood dishes, or pizza. Evolution added a large outdoor dining area in 2020.



Salisbury Zoo


Salisbury Zoo

755 S. Park Dr, Salisbury, MD 21804

Take a stroll through the Salisbury Zoo, which has more than 100 animals, a beautiful setting, and free admission. Among the animals are Andean bears, bison, flamingos, and more. If you’re traveling with family, right next door is Ben’s Red Swings Community Playground.



Tall Tales Brewing Company


Tall Tales Brewing Company

6929 Heron Grove Ct, Parsonsburg, MD 21849

Head out on Route 50 toward more local beer at Tall Tales Brewing Company. There’s plenty of space to sit outside and relax, brick oven pizza, and a variety of beer styles from IPAs to sours. 


Visit the Wicomico County Tourism website at to learn more about our area and plan your trip.
Be sure to bring a designated driver on your road trip if you plan to drink beer.

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Wicomico County Tourism

Wicomico County Tourism is the destination marketing office ​​for Wicomico County, Maryland. Visit the Wicomico County Tourism website at to learn more about our area and plan your trip.

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