Tram Tour

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Laurel, Maryland
Tram Tour - Maryland Geese (Canadian geese that have taken up permanent residence here)
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Tram Tour - the tram

Tram Tour Laurel Reviews

diisha392 diisha392
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Deeper Into the Refuge Sep 05, 2009
While several trails cut through the South Tract of the Patuxent Research Refuge, the tram tour is the only way to travel past several lakes and get a more intimate view of the refuge.

There are several tours a day. The tram seats approximately 40 passengers. I advise to buy your ticket when you arrive to ensure that you will have a place on your desired tour.

The tram travels along an old telegraph road for about half of the trip and then another gravelly road for the remainder of the trip. However, the journey is not too bumpy especially since the pace is sedate. The slower pace also makes it easier to spot and view animals. We saw mainly birds on our trip around the refuge although deer also make appearances at times.

Two employees travel with the tram, a driver and a guide. The guide points out the sights and gives background information on the refuge. While the guide uses a microphone and is easy to hear from any seat on the tram, if you sit in the first row or two, it is possible to ask a few questions throughout the tour. Also, those in the front are more likely to see animals since they may spook as the tram approaches.

For only $3, I found the 35-minute tour to be a decent deal.
the tram
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Maryland Geese (Canadian geese tha…
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montecarlostar says:
Congrats on your feature!
Posted on: Sep 11, 2009
tbauer66 says:
Nice, I've been meaning to get down to Patuxent River area for sometime now. Its seems like good place to go birdwatching for the Fall migration in Mid-October. Thanks for the tip!
Posted on: Sep 11, 2009
Lord_Mike says:
Sounds like a great tour! Congrats on your feature today!!!
Posted on: Sep 11, 2009
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