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The Horn Point Laboratory is located just outside of Cambridge, in Dorchester County on the Eastern Shore of Maryland.
DIRECTIONS to the Horn Point Laboratory from Washington, D.C., Virginia, Baltimore, and points west:
Step One: Take Route 50 heading east (toward Ocean City), passing over the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. After the bridge, continue on Route 50 for about 40 miles. Coming into Cambridge you will cross the Choptank River bridge. Go one block and turn right onto Maryland Avenue. Go through the light. Cross the drawbridge. Stay straight going thru another light until you come to a “T” at Gay Street. You will see an old firehouse straight ahead. Turn left. Go one block to a light at Race Street. Your land mark is a store named Sunnyside in front of you. Turn left on Race. At the fourth stop light turn right onto Washington Street. (Rte 343).
Step Two: Stay on this road for about 3 miles. The road will come to a V at a little store. Look for the UMCES sign on the right side of the road and bear right on Horns Point Rd. Continue for about 1.5 miles. The entrance to the lab is flanked by two statues of sheep. Come in the lane. Turn at the first right at Coastal and Estuarine Sciences and Horn Point Offices sign. In front of the building on your left you will see visitor parking spaces and the entry into the building by the heron sculpture.
DIRECTIONS to the Horn Point Laboratory from Salisbury, Delaware, and points east:
Step One: Take Route 50 heading west (toward Annapolis). Once you reach Cambridge, you'll see a Wal-Mart on your left and the Hyatt Resort on your right. Continue on Route 50 until you come to Maryland Avenue, just before the Choptank River Bridge. Turn left onto Maryland Avenue.
Go to step two above