Pemberton Historical Park

Pemberton Park is located on Pemberton Drive on the west side of Salisbury, Maryland, just a short distance from Route 50. The park's 262 acres offers the opportunity to hike 4.5 miles of Maryland nature trails, appreciate the beauty of nature and participate in environmental education, historical interpretation or special event activities. Informational brochures are available in the contact building near the parking lot. Brochures include trail guides illustrating various environmental features, bird and plant brochures and special event listings. Information is also available regarding "Friends of Pemberton" membership.

While hiking the trails, you will encounter ecosystems and their natural complement of plants and animals that are specific to many different regions of the Eastern Shore. It is rare to find any other place on the Eastern Shore where tidal and fresh water wetlands, fresh water ponds, upland pines, hardwood forests and meadows can all be studied within the same site. This unique feature, when coupled with the historical aspects of Pemberton Park, makes it especially attractive for school studies or a casual hike.

Pemberton Historical Park is comprised of 262 acres and 4.5 miles of nature trails, offering visitors the opportunity to explore unique ecosystems that bring together tidal and fresh water wetlands, fresh water ponds, upland pines, hardwood forests and meadows.

The trails at Pemberton Park are restricted to walking and hiking only. Due to safety concerns, no biking is permitted.

Pick up a trail guide in the Welcome Area which outlines each loop of the trail, describes its major ecosystems and denotes any significant features that may be found along the way. Visit Website

Or call (410) 548-4900 for more information.


BringFido Guest Rating

Pemberton Historical Park has received a rating of 3.7 out of 5 bones by 3 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Laura
    Sep. 22, 2020
    Trails are okay.

    The trails aren't bad though they didn't seem to be well maintained, as there were some fallen logs across the trails that had not been cleared away when I was there. Some parts of the trails get wet at high tide - I found myself wading in ankle-deep water on the way back out to my car. There are frequently runners on the trails and they can come up on you unexpectedly. Some of the bridges are long and narrow and just wide enough for two - so when you're walking with your dog and other people want to run past you things can get a little dicey. I walked my dog there a few times but never really felt 100% comfortable so I found other parks to go to instead.

  • David
    Jun. 17, 2019
    Sunday hole

    Has great trails. Jennie walk a couple trails no trails that were hard to walk.

  • Becca
    Jan. 30, 2019
    Great trails

    This park has a multitude of well-marked trails. Whether you just want a quick 30 minute walk with your pup, or have a whole afternoon to explore, Pemberton Historical Park will have you coming back again and again.

    Dogs must be on leash at all times. Bring your own poop bags and water.

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