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“Good place if you like to hike”

Calvert Cliffs State Park
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Lusby
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

I wasn't impressed with the beach and the shark tooth hunting. We didn't find any teeth and no one else seemed to either. It is a two mile hike to the beach and of course 2 miles back and although they have some benches along the way, its still tough if you aren't in good shape. We did see some cool turtles in the swamp though. If you want to hunt for shark's teeth, there are better places near by.

5  Thank Dan J
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We hiked the red trail from the parking lot to the beach. The hike was just slightly under two miles. Along the trail we followed Grays Creek to a cool marsh and eventually to the beach. Wild raspberries were in season, so I ate few along the way. We saw numerous wild mushrooms (which I did not eat). We also saw several birds, turtles, and a few fish. Once we arrived at the beach I began the fossil hunt. I found several fossilized rocks with seashell impressions. I also saw a sharks tooth. We spent the next couple of hours laying on the beach and then headed back (on the red trail) right before sunset. I cannot wait to return to try some of the other trails. The fee to enter the park was $5. We also bought the official trail map for $3. The $7 was money well spent.

7  Thank mkozeal
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

Trail to beach (1.8 miles) is flat and mostly shaded, and not a big deal. Large parts of beach area are now closed due to concerns about unstable cliff face, which further reduced space for visitors. But found a shark tooth, so not too bad!

3  Thank WS848
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

As other reviewers have mentioned, it's a long walk to get to the cliffs/beach (1.8 miles each way) and the trail itself is beautiful, through forests and marshland. Saw tons of butterflies. We've been twice now, once when a) it was 90+ out and then a huge thunderstorm came up when we got to the beach, which made for a very squishy walk back; and b) just this past weekend when it was upper 90s and about 1000% humidity. Even so I really enjoyed it both times and I'm sure if we ever get our act together and go when the weather's actually nice it would be even better. Found tons of fossils at the beach to put in our garden (they don't mind if you take them home, as the water washes up more every minute). The first time we went there was a great ranger at the beach who told us all about the history/geography of the area. And they also thoughtfully put big coolers full of cold water so you can fill up your water bottle at the beach, since you'll probably drink what you brought along the way. The beach is nice and peaceful - it probably wouldn't hurt to take shoes you can wear in the water as, although it's mostly sand, the fossil rocks are kind of sharp. We will be back so the husband can continue his hunt for a megalodon tooth.

Note to Tripadvisor: this was actually a family trip, but with my husband and mother-in-law and not kids...it would be nice to have a generic "family" button and not have the only options be either "Family young children" or "Family teens" - just sayin'. :)

2  Thank pealet
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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Very nice place. Make sure you wear your tennis shoes because its a 1.8 mile walk to the beach. Great park for the kids.

Thank travelnmom31
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