Description - This park gets its name from the Wye Oak. The tree is the largest and finest of its species in the United States. As a protective site for the great Wye Oak, this four-acre state park honors the champion of all white oaks (Quercus alba) in the United States. This tree is 79 feet high, with a crown measuring 102 feet across, and with a trunk, whose measurements at four feet above ground, is over 31 feet in circumference. Maryland's State Tree, the Wye, is thought to be over 460 years old.
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Wye Oak State Park
- Next to the Wye Oak is a small brick structure which has been furnished and restored to its status as a colonial period one-room schoolhouse. The schoolhouse is recorded as the second oldest existing schoolhouse in Talbot County, Maryland.
Recreation - Viewing the historic white oak tree, an historic schoolhouse, and enjoying outdoor dining are the recreations enjoyed at this 4-acre park.
Climate - Maryland has four distinct seasons with spring and fall being particularly pleasant with low humidity and mild temperatures. The average January temperature ranges between 30 and 34 degrees F (-1 to 1 C) with July averages ranging between 74 degrees F and 80 degrees F. Typically, coastal temperatures are slightly warmer then the western Appalachian Plateau area. Travelers should be aware that winters can become miserably cold and summers can be hazy, hot and humid with afternoon thundershowers.
Wye Oak State Park is located on the Eastern Shore in Talbot County on MD RT. 662, approximately one mile from the intersection of RT. 50 and RT. 404.