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Elk Neck State Park

4395 Turkey Point Road, North East, MD
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Ranked #2 of 6 Attractions in North East
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

The lighthouse closes at 4:00...just a heads up to anyone who wants to climb up inside. The trail is wide and a little hilly. About a mile one way, a nice easy walk. The volunteer was helpful and held our dog while we climbed in the light house. The view is great from the 100' cliff. It makes for a... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Nice leisurely walk out to lighthouse. A little hilly and lots of stones and gravel. Make sure you have your walking shoes on.

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Willow Grove, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Went to Elk Neck in the middle of the week. It was very quite. We choose this campground so we could do a lot of kayaking. We drove to the harbor, it's only about 10 minutes from the campground. If you are registered camper, you do not have to pay to get into the harbor. Saw a lot of Eagles!!... More

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Elkton, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Camped here in August, was still able to get a full hook up site during the week. Weekends are booked and booked quickly for all sites. Love all the paved roads you can walk plus trails through the woods. There is a little bit of everything for everyone!

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Denver, Colorado
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8 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Great vistas, but a heck of a hike to get there on an incredibly hot and humid day. We would go back for sure now that we know how to prepare.

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Milford, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

My rating is actually 3.5 (Good). The hike to the lighthouse wasn't too long. On the way we met elderly couples with beach chairs waiting for the sunset, middle aged couples walking their dogs, young families chasing each other, really young couples holding hands and being 'coupley' :). There were benches and little fact plaques on the way. I went... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We enjoyed our trip to elk neck state park. It was an hour and 45 minute drive from the Philadelphia area. A very nice change of pace from the chaos of the jersey shore. It was a nice meeting point with our friend from Baltimore. We spent the morning at the beach and the playground by the beach. The playground... More

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Labor day weekend stay in Rustic Cabin #7. My partner sustained more than 50 bed bug bites over arms, hands, face, neck, ears and legs resulting in unbearable itching. I and my children also sustained bites. After further inspection, we found blood stains on our children's sheets in the cabin where the bugs had gorged themselves and bursted. We immediately... More

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Hampstead
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We went here while on a MD State Park Park Quest. Such beautiful views. We hope to return soon. You can swim or play on the sandy beach. There are some smooth rocks, so you may prefer water shoes.

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Altoona, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stayed in a rustic cabin for two nights. It's a really nice park with great views and lots of wildlife. I'm from Pennsylvania and had no perspective when booking here, so I'll offer a few points: -The check out time is 10am for the rustic cabins, so you basically get up and leave. In my view, it's a completely... More

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