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Flag Ponds Nature Park

1525 Flag Ponds Parkway, Lusby, MD 20657
410-535-5327
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Lusby
Type: Beaches, State Parks, Trails
Most recent review
- Aug 16, 2014
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Flag Ponds is a lovely spot for a quick beach break! It's about an hour from DC, straight out Pennsylvania avenue. Get there around 10 to find a good spot (it didn't get crowded but the parking lot did fill up). The water was warm, with gentle but constant waves. We could walk out quite a way and the water... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

My family and friends had a great time at the Flags Pongs Nature Park beach area...that is, in between the hauls to and from the distant parking area. We had 3 adults, 5 kids, and a full days worth of food, drinks, beach toys, pop-up tent, cooler and everything else you can think to bring with us to haul on... More

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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93 reviews 93 reviews
57 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We didn't have time to do the long hike to the beach at Calvert Cliffs, so we opted for this smaller park and were not disappointed. The walk is down hill to the beach, so it's obviously going to be up hill the whole way back! We were able to find a bunch of shark tooth fossils, and the beach... More

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Kennewick, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

An easy walk to a nice beach. What fun it was to look for shark teeth! The ranger station displays were very interesting.

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DeWitt, Michigan
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273 reviews 273 reviews
68 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Came here to hike, and see the cliffs and was not disappointed. The walk refreshing and the trails clean. Not to buggy and even though it was an extremely humid day I enjoyed it very much, the dunes were pretty and the observation deck was also very nice. If you want to go for a nature walk, it is enjoyable... More

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This is a very nice secluded beach. this is not a typical beach with boardwalk and all the tourist stuff. this is beach present in a nature reserve, need to hike half mile from parking lot. there is a lot of soft sand. if you are interested in collecting shells and fossils this is a great place to go. there... More

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Jonesborough, Tennessee
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53 reviews 53 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014 via mobile

A short hike down to the bay, with numerous other trails to investigate if you wish, this was a great afternoon! Nice water and sand with the challenge to find shark teeth buried in the sand, the grand children had a blast! Be prepared for an uphill cLimb after the day. Bathroom facilities are available. Pack a lunch and make... More

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Solomons, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

My kids and I go here often. It's cheap and the walk to the beach isn't bad at all. I'm not in the best of shape and even I can do it :) The sharks teeth are plentiful...make sure you bring a ziploc baggie to bring them home in. It is pet friendly, so bring your dog along. The kids... More

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Culpeper
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264 reviews 264 reviews
159 attraction reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

only 1/2 miles hike from handicapped parking area, to pen beach on the bay with lots of shells and some shark teeth, fossils of both present with the modern... good birding, saw a bully bald eagle steal a fish from an osprey which prompted good discussion of the thieving/scavenger nature of our national symbol and how Ben Franklin was pushing... More

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Lusby, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

My family which includes 2 kids loves Flag Ponds. We go there all year weather permitting. Its affordable for in-state or out-of- state visitors but if you plan to go often, get the annual pass. Even at the busiest times we've never had parking issues. There is handicap parking available as well. Stop in at the visitors center and check... More

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