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Calvert Cliffs State Park

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Address: 9500 H.G. Trueman Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone Number: 301-743-7613
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been coming here since I was a kid. longer walk than flag ponds but better fossil finds for sure. beach is smaller and water is rougher. worth seeing both.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

Nice hike out to a small beach just south of Cliffs. Water is perfect for swimming and wading as the waves are very small to nonexistent. Beautiful, scenic and clean. We went on a Friday at the very end of summer and there were not as many people, which made it even better! Dogs had a great time, too.

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Nottingham, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Be prepared to walk about 2 miles to reach the beach. The walk is fairly easy and well marked. Use the bathroom before you leave the parking lot area because that is the last bathroom you will see for about 1 -1/2 miles into the hike. Beach is fairly narrow. No shade. Only two picnic tables. If you are going... More 

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Sunderland, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Some good trails to follow if you have young kids. None of the trails were difficult. I like the Red Trail because you get almost 4 miles roundtrip.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

been coming here since I was a kid. longer walk than flag ponds but better fossil finds for sure. beach is smaller and water is rougher. worth seeing both.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This beach required a 1.8 mile trek each way to get to a tiny beach with not much to it. We found no fossils or shark teeth either. For us and the dog it was not worth the trek to get to beach.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Calvert Cliffs State Park is a bit smaller than other parks you'll find around Maryland and the trails are typically not that long (about 2 miles), so I would recommend taking several different trails. The beach is pretty small as well and parts of it are blocked off due to landslides. Aside from that, the views are beautiful and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We had a nice walk on the red trail and it was quiet going in - louder and more people as the day progress. If you enjoy hiking this is a 3.6 round trip one that isn't too hard for most people although I saw some strollers that were having trouble. If you have a very small kid I would... More 

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Lusby, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great park for the anyone! Good place for families, couples, kids, or even by yourself. I love walking the first trail with my dog and/or my niece and nephew. We LOVE the marsh overlook and the beach. We found so many shark teeth too. Great place to get fresh air, clear your mind, and to learn some history.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The beach is hidden away but easy to access - very pleasant and quiet. Great for shell and fossil hunting. Seems like a good place for the kiddies to swim.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We visited this park in June with high hopes of finding some shark teeth on the beach. We didn't find any, but we didn't go very far into the water. The walk from the parking area to the beach is 1.8 miles, but it is an easy walk. The path is well-defined and mostly flat. There is a lot of... More 

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