So this isn’t really in our neighborhood…in fact it’s a far drive even for someone who thinks a 45 minute drive is cake. This is a once a year thing but I wanted to let y’all locals know about this treasure.
Calvert Cliffs State Park is at the bottom of Calvert County and at the mouth of the Bay. The best part about this park is this huge tire play ground. Just kidding. But it IS awesome. You can eat your lunch and play before you head out for your hike.
We started on the 2 mile hike down to the beach right after lunch. Let me warn you now. If you have a small infant you may not be able to do this one. Clare, a generally easygoing baby, basically had a huge melt down on the way back to the parking lot. MELTDOWN. I mean…wow. People were staring.
I usually show the standard shot with Clare IN the backpack with Andrew. Didn’t work this particular day but being held in an uncomfortable position with her feet next to her face seemed to work. That is until it didn’t.
But the path was easy to hike – wide, only slight inclines. This path is great for little kids. It’s beautiful and shaded and easy for anyone not to mention tons of fun and safe wild life. If you’re kids are learning about ecosystems they should definitely see this one.
The wild rhododendron were also in bloom. Ah…lovely. They were everywhere.
The great thing about the beach is the large collection of fossils. Not only can your kids have a fun and easy hike but they can also learn about the fossils on the beach AND…take them home. So cool.
We had tons of fun exploring and it was only 5 dollars. You can’t beat that with a stick.
In other parts of my world: I forgot.