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The mouth (N 38 53.398' W 076 04.768') of Mill Creek is only 0.4 miles west of the launch site and is well worth exploring. Lower end of Mill Creek has some houses (and a few noisy dogs) with boat docks but only for the fist 300-400 yards. Then only the trees can be seen along the banks of the creek. The creek narrows after about 0.9 mile and becomes more marsh-like with ample aquatic vegetation and abundant wildlife. The creek meanders back and forth for approximately another 0.9 mile to within a few hundred yards of Rt. 662. The creek was blocked at this point by a downed tree (N 38 54.517' W 076 04.423') and was just wide enough to turn my 16ft Old Town "Camper" around without backing up. This is a very scenic water trail and I highly recommend it. Just wish it were longer.
Many oak, hickory, beech, black gum, dogwood, poplar. There is ample wild rice, cattail, pickerel weed and an occasional cardinal flower.
Great Blue Heron, osprey, beaver, kingfisher, Red-winged blackbird and hoards of frogs.
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