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Calvert Cliffs State Park

Address: 9500 H.G. Trueman Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
Phone Number: 301-743-7613
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in Lusby
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
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Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks

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Lexington, Kentucky
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106 reviews 106 reviews
51 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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269 attraction reviews
227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
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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Staunton, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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Hanover, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Columbia, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The red trail hike is 1.8 miles of reasonably flat, ever terrain. My husband and I walked it in flip flops with no problem. We saw several families with young children, many seniors and eight or so dogs ranging from a Chiweenie to a Rottweiler. No one seemed to have any difficulty with the walk. The beach is blocked off... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

August 2014 Heard Calvert Cliffs was a sight to see when in Southern Maryland. Right next to a nuclear power plant, We thought we would pay the $5 / car entry fee. Three choices of trails to the beach/cliffs. We took the (red) easy trail. It was about a 2 mile hike in. Nice trails, easy to walk. Would not... More 

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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We loved the location and atmosphere. We found a lot of sharks teeth. It is also located close to Chesapeake Beach and Solomons Island

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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We are very outdoorsy and up for a long hike but were hoping the hike was worth it. The cliffs are blocked off so all you can do is walk a short stretch of unattractive beach far from the cliffs. We looked for fossils and sharks teeth with no luck and headed back on the long return hike. We were... More 

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