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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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Nice trail & beach

I've been wanting to visit Calvert Cliffs SP for years. It is a very nice park (trash free, so make sure you bring trash bags to take your trash with you). My party of 5 had a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2014
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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Visited Solomon's Island, Md for Easter weekend with the misses. Decided to visit Calvert Cliffs, hit the Red Trail, 1.8 miles later a beautiful hidden beach on the Chesapeake Bay was there the greet us. The hike was not very challenging, child and pet friendly. Definitely recommended for anyone visiting Solomon's Island.

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Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Calvert Cliffs State Park, no sign of Spring yet. We had a good walk (despite my tripping over something and ending up with a bruised knee and hand), a bit disappointed with the upkeep. Come on Maryland---you take enough taxes from me, do some maintenance on those Trails and on the Beach. We had been at one of the local... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

this is a very long hike in and out for a disappointment at the end. Small beach, blocked off cliffs and view of oil transfer platform. Hike in on red trail is flat, but would be buggy in any kind of summer weather. Bring plenty of water too, for your hike. Few amenities, although I was glad of the porta... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had a great time hiking down to the bay. Lots is aquatic things to see. Then hunting for sharks teeth when you get to the bay. Very nice day trip.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is such an interesting place -- 15 million year old fossils on the beach and you're permitted to find them and take them home. You'll want to take bags or buckets, and perhaps a small rock pick hammer for getting some of the fossils out of the cliff strata.

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Mequon, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Who knew that you can go to a beach in MD and watch tons of Fossilized shark teeth, Stingray dental plates and other fossils just appear before your eyes thousands of years old just rl up in the tide... If you have not been I highly recommend. some days are better than others so be patient.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Having spent a week in Maryland seeing the sights, this is one of teh few spots where I felt like you got to take in a bit of nature and it's beauty. I arrived late and the 1.8 mile hike one way surprised me. The trail is pretty flat, but after a long hot and steamy Maryland day, I wasn't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Yes, there is a little hike to get to the cliffs, and yes, it does go through a swampy area. However, the trail is nicely maintained, board walkway through the swampy part. There was a little bit of wildlife, snakes, frogs, and lizards. Once you get to the cliffs, if you plan on looking for shark teeth, etc, bring something... More 

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Frederick, Maryland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My review doesn't really describe too much that others haven't already complained about, but all I can say is this is definitely not a beach for small children. The 1.8 mile hike would be worth it if the beach and cliffs were an enjoyable outcome. We drove all the way from Frederick, MD (104 miles one way) for what the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

I've been wanting to visit Calvert Cliffs SP for years. It is a very nice park (trash free, so make sure you bring trash bags to take your trash with you). My party of 5 had a 4.5 hour stay here. We first hiked the red trail to the beach. The trail is very flat, with great scenery. It is... More 

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