Summer Fun—Day 79: Hike at Calvert Cliffs

Hike in Calvert Cliffs State Park and cool off by the shoreline while searching for fossils.

With a sharp eye and a sense of adventure, kids can find shark teeth and even bones of fossilized wildlife.

The park offers 13 miles of hiking trails through marshlands where you can often spot turtles, lizards, and beavers. There is also a recycled tire playground to keep the kids active and picnic areas if you would like to pack a lunch.

Visit the beach, only a 1.8-mile hike from the parking lot, and see a spectacular view of cliffs. Swim at your own risk, there is no lifeguard on duty.

The park is open sunrise to sunset daily with an admission cost of $5 per vehicle. For more information of Calvet Cliffs, visit the Calvert Cliffs State Park website.

For more hikes with amazing views, check out our list of Maryland hikes with amazing views.

For more ideas for fossil hunting, check out our list of great places to find fossils.

For other places to explore the shore, check out our list of beaches off the beaten path.

For more summer fun ideas, check out our 100 Days of Summer page for daily family activities and our daily calendar of events.