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Calvert Cliffs State Park, Lusby

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Calvert Cliffs State Park is a public recreation area in Lusby, Calvert County, Maryland, that protects a portion of cliffs that extend for 24 miles along the eastern flank of the Calvert Peninsula on the west side of Chesapeake Bay from Chesapeake Beach southward to Drum Point. The state park is known for the abundance of mainly Middle Miocene sub-epoch fossils that can be found on the shoreline.
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  • Lovely trails, well signed, beautiful place. We'd go back, but would be sure to do so at low tide next time.  more »
  • I had not been here since I was a kid. But I enjoyed the hike and the searching for shark’s teeth on the beach. Enjoyed this state park and we could bring our dog! All together 4 miles from parking...  more »
  • It was very beautiful! The water and plants are amazing! Totally recommend going. Very quiet to by the way.  more »
  • Above average destination for where it is. There is a 1.8 miles hike for the parking area to the waterfront, through some pretty neat beaver generated wetlands. The waterfront is okay. Don’t know if I would swim or play in the water, but apparently there are lots of shark teeth around. I will probably go back at some point, but if I was looking for water fun, I would just complete the trip to Assateague next time. Hope this review was useful. Cheers.
  • Excellent park! Very helpful rangers. You should plan better than I did for the 2 mi hike to the beach from the parking area. (Just didn't do my research!) There are several hiking trails that are great. Beach is clean and water calm.
  • Very reasonable to get into the park ($5). You will have to walk 1.8 miles to the beach. The path is well maintained and not too strenuous, but still a long way to go in the summertime heat. The beach is very rocky so definitely bring water shoes. They had 2 large water jugs available to the public at the beach which was great. It's hard to bring all the typical beach stuff with you because of the long walk to get there.
  • Amazing MD state park! My wife found this and recommended we try it. WORTH IT! Great hike. Variety of wildlife and flora. We took the red trail which is about a 1.8 mile walk that leads to the beach area. I highly recommend taking your family for an adventurous picnic at the cliffs.
  • Great walking hike. Fun searching the beach for fossils. Some small shaded areas to rest. Lots of butterflies along the trail. Small kids? bring a wagon and a bucket for your treasures!

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