Ready to learn about the flora and fauna that make Maryland’s Eastern Shore unique? Plan to spend the day making your way around Terrapin Beach Park in Stevensville. This 276-acre park is a great place to observe waterfowl and plant life, whether you want to do it while you’re biking, hiking, fishing, kayaking or canoeing. The park boasts 4,000 feet of shoreline and 73 acres of wetlands, and the 3.25-mile oyster chaff walking trail weaves its way through wildflower meadows, wetlands, tidal ponds, woodlands and sandy beaches. It’s like a little Maryland in miniature!
The park also connects to the Cross Island Trail, the 6.5-mile paved and boardwalk path that traverses Kent Island, heads over the Kent Narrows Drawbridge and ends at the Chesapeake Environmental Center. This trail is flat and wide, great for a family bike ride.
Terrapin Nature Park’s beach along the Chesapeake Bay is quite popular and can get crowded quickly. So go early!
For more information, visit the Terrapin Beach Park website.