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Tuckahoe State Park Chesapeake Trail

Floura Teeter provided landscape architectural services for a 2.5-mile hike/biker trail located in Tuckahoe State Park in Caroline County, Maryland. Located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Tuckahoe State Park offers 20 miles of scenic hiking, biking and equestrian trails as well as other recreational opportunities.

Floura Teeter worked alongside engineers to develop the new smart hiker and biker path and identify alternate trail alignments to avoid and minimize impacts on sensitive environmental locations. The base line of the path was changed several times to ensure minimal disruption to the forest and to avoid specimen trees and older trees. Floura Teeter staff personally handled all necessary replanting. Floura Teeter’s services included preparing the forest stand delineation and forest conservation plans (FSD/FCP), developing a reforestation palate, and identifying specimen trees and unique on-site wildlife habitats within the Park area. Floura Teeter’s FSD/FCP plans were provided to Maryland Department of Natural Resources for review and approval.

The design of the shared-use trail includes seven bridges and boardwalks to connect the Adkins Arboretum and Visitor Center with the proposed Upper Chesapeake Rail Trail. The trail is designed to be ADA accessible and accommodates bicyclists, pedestrians, horseback riders, and the occasional small maintenance vehicle.

Project Category: Parks & Recreation

Location: Caroline County, MD

Client: Maryland Department of General Services

Engineer: Whitman, Requardt & Associates

Project Costs: $1,500,000

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