Calvert Cliffs State Park

There are about 30 miles of dramatic cliffs on the western shore of the Chesapeake Boy in southern Maryland. Most are on private lands, but the public can get to them at Calvert Cliffs State Park. There is an easy, family friendly, 1.8 mile trail to the beach where they can be viewed. Due to erosion, climbing on or walking under the cliffs is not permitted. However, the beach is a source of numerous fossils, so a popular activity is digging for them. Shark teeth are fairly common.

Before reaching the beach, the trail passes by an extensive bog that resulted from beaver dams. The photo across the bog was taken on November 11, 2012 and shows some of the leaf color in the surrounding forest. The bog is home to abundant wildlife, mainly birds, but quite a few "slider" turtles that sun themselves on logs.

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