A Trip To This Fossil Beach In Maryland Is An Adventure Like No Other
Who’s ready for an adventure? At the following state park in Maryland, you can hike, swim, and even search for 20 million year old fossils. Sound like your kind of day trip? Then check out this scenic spot that never disappoints.
Calvert Cliffs State Park is located in Lusby, Maryland.
This spot is known for its sprawling views of the bay and of course, the clay cliffs.
After parking, take to the Red Trail, which is 1.8 miles in length.
The trail includes winding boardwalks, woodland paths, and unique sights of swampland. Keep your eyes peeled for animals along the way, including sunbathing turtles.
After the 1.8 mile hike, you'll arrive at the beach. There are signs posted explaining that the cliffs contain fossils from the Miocene era, which dates back 10 to 20 million years.
Peruse along the perimeter and be on the lookout for fossils!
As the cliffs erode year after year, more ancient fossils are revealed. They fall onto the beach and visitors can pick them up and take them home.
Dozens of types of fossils are found here, including old shells...
...to an abundance of shark teeth! Even teeth from the giant Megalodon shark have been found. It's rare, but it happens.
A visit to Calvert Cliffs State Park is unique and memorable. For more information, visit the website
10540 H G Trueman Rd
Lusby, MD 20657
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