Chopper 16 Travels Through Wicomico County
A major factor in growth for Salisbury is its location to the Wicomico River. Set up by Lord Baltimore as a small colonial outpost, Salisbury became an official port in 1732.
As of late, there are major plans on the table to revitalize downtown Salisbury.
Most of the funds for this revitalization will go toward work underground, however, there will be noticeable changes above ground including a change in traffic flow on Main Street.
To learn more about downtown Salisbury, follow this link: www.downtownsalisbury.org
Just off of Route 50, located on Pemberton Drive on the west side of Salisbury, Md., Pemberton Park boasts hiking opportunities, environmental education and special events.
The park takes up 262 acres and has 4.5 miles of Maryland nature trails. You can pick up a brochure near the parking lot, including trail guides illustrating various environmental features, bird and plant brochures and special event listings. At Pemberton Park, you will see tridal and fresh water wetlands, fresh water ponds, upland pines, hardwood forests and meadows.
Click here to learn more information on Pemberton Park.
The river rises in northern Wicomico County, close to the Delaware state line, flowing southwest through Salisbury. The Wicomico is popular for canoeing and kayaking, as well as fishing and crabbing. The river has also become a destination for water sports such as wakeboarding and water skiing.
For more information on the Wicomico River, click here.