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    About Schumaker Pond
    Located in Wicomico County, Maryland

    Schumaker Pond is a 35-acre pond in Salisbury (Wicomico County), Maryland. It is 116 miles southeast of Baltimore and 123 miles southeast of Washington D.C.

    The Peninsula Regional Medical Center is only two miles away, and the Salisbury Regional Airport, which offers connecting flights across the United States, is only four miles away.

    Life on the Water

    The pond is situated on the eastern end of Salisbury City Park and is owned by the city. The maximum water depth is five feet. Small boats are welcome on the pond, and although swimming has been banned, the waters are excellent for fishing.

    Nine fish species have been found in the pond including largemouth bass, bluegill sunfish, creek chubsucker, golden shiner, pumpkinseed sunfish, chain pickerel, black crappie, brown bullhead, and American eel.

    Historic Salisbury

    Even though Salisbury is the largest city on the Eastern shore of Maryland, it has a unique small-town feel. The town’s history dates to 1732 and stories are tucked away behind every corner.

    Established in 1953, the Salisbury Zoo is a popular location and does not require admission fees. The zoo also has one of the area’s largest playgrounds.

    If you are a baseball fan, head over to Arthur W. Perdue Stadium to watch the Delmarva Shorebirds. The stadium is the city’s second-largest seating venue and occasionally hosts concerts and other events. You can also attend concerts and productions at the Wicomico County Youth and Civic Center.

    Right next to Schumaker Pond is the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, which includes the finest and largest public collection of antiques and decorative decoys in the world.

    To learn more about Salisbury’s rich history, walk the trails at the educational Pemberton Historical Park and admire the historic architecture of the Poplar Hill Mansion.

    Visit Washington D.C.

    For an exciting daycation, Salisbury residents can take the 123-mile trip to the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C! The District of Columbia is home to numerous memorials and museums, highlighting the rich history of the United States as well as the natural sciences and the world.

    Some of these include the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, which has free admission and is open 364 days a year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, which provides for the documentation, study, and interpretation of Holocaust history, and the countless presidential memorials scattered across the D.C. mall, such as the famous Washington, Lincoln, and Jefferson memorials.

    With prior planning, visitors can tour the Capitol building, the Supreme Court building, and even the White House, the home and workplace of the president of the United States.

    Washington D.C. also has a diverse culture and many different restaurants. Highly rated restaurants include Founding Farmers DC, Cuba Libre Restaurant & Rum Bar - Washington, D.C., and The Pig.

    Visit Baltimore

    Salisbury is located 116 miles from Baltimore. The city has been nicknamed the “Charm City,” and boasts beautiful waterfront views, top-rated restaurants and bars, and informative museums.

    Experience sparkling waterfront views at the Inner Harbor. The Maryland Science Center, National Aquarium, and American Visionary Arts Museum line the path, offering educational endeavors. Additionally, fantastic restaurants, such as Charleston, Lebanese Taverna, Roy’s, and Rusty Scupper border the waterfront.

    For more educational opportunities, you can learn more about African American Heritage and Culture at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum. Baltimore is also home to many great art museums such as the Walters Art Museum, the Baltimore Museum of Art, and the American Visionary Art Museum.

    Embrace your adventurous side and hit the seas on an actual pirate ship with Urban Pirates. For more water-related fun, you can marvel at the stunning exhibits at the National Aquarium.

    Rich Community and Nearby Adventures

    Living near Schumaker Pond offers a historic small-town feel while still having close access to the metropolitan fun of Washington D.C. and Baltimore. At Schumaker Pond, you can experience it all!