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Calvert Cliffs State Park
Based on 38 traveler reviews
Nice walk, disappointing at the end
Jul 20, 2014 by: AmyK41129 from Elkton, Maryland
We went on an extremely hot day, which probably affected our experience. It was a 1.8 mile walk from the parking lot to the beach. Trail was flat and very well groomed. A few extremely minor slopes, not really worth noticing unless you have difficulty walking or have a stroller. Part of it was boardwalk, passing through wetlands and swamp, interesting to see. The beach area at the end is very small and the cliff area is fenced off so you can not really see them or photograph, which is why we went, so we were disappointed. Families were swimming. Many people bring dogs, who sometimes do not get along, so there was some barking and snapping, somewhat disturbing the tranquil atmosphere. There is a nice bathroom building and water fountains at the parking lot, and some porta potties and a few big orange canteens of water for people to use at the beach. Unless you intend to swim, I would recommend a cooler day. But it was pretty along the path. $5/car entrance fee seemed very fair to us.
A refreshing change
Jul 17, 2014 by: MichiganBean from Michigan
After passing on the $15 per person charge at North Beach, we drove to Calvert Cliffs - what a state gem! Spectacular nature walk on a neatly groomed trail. Beautiful sandy beach and stunning cliffs. Be sure to bring your own hydration and snacks as there did not seem to be a town for stops.This is a definite on the stop by and see it again the next time around. The park ranger was very informative and helpful.
Jul 13, 2014 by: Jane S from Warsaw, Virginia
This State Park has Spectacular Views of Nature along the trail down to the Beach! You will see some beautiful wetlands and lilly pads and you will also get a much needed walk. No sharks teeth- that they advertise were EVER found.We did find some good Fossils and a few shells.There is alot of Clay in the area. The Trail is not for those who are not used to walking long distances..there are alot of hills, tree roots to step over... Not a good idea for those in Wheel chairs and small children- Just being honest.
Great day trip adventure
Jul 06, 2014 by: Patrick C from Silver Spring, Maryland
Went here on a day trip just to get out of the city. Holiday weekend, amazing weather. Pretty crowded, but a great atmosphere and lots of fun. The trail is very well maintained and very easy to navigate. Saw many older people maneuvering just fine. Got to the beach and it was packed. Everyone seemed to be having fun and getting along nicely with their neighbors given how close we all were. It is a dog friendly beach and my friend brought her dog and we had a great time playing in the waves. The beach itself is not very large and has lots of shells and rocks and pebbles, so water shoes would make it easier to get around. Great place to spend a day and the rangers were around to answer questions about the area which was a fun perk.
Jun 20, 2014 by: SharieN_13 from DeWitt, Michigan
We were in the area for five days, came here on the 1st day. What a work out I loved it, 1.8 miles of path to get to the lake and cliffs. Make sure you take bug spray, sun screen, plenty of water. The walk has hills, marsh, boardwalks, and lots of wild life, saw a turtle, birds, squirrels, some lizards, and yes a creepy grey snake, I left them alone and left me alone. I enjoyed the hike so much I came back today our last day in town for one more go of it. Deer flies attacked me a little today, but it did not detour me, I loved it and would definitely return if we come back to this area.
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