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Fossil Hunters!

We stayed overnight at the youth group campsite and explored both the private beach area as well as... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2018
Joshua R
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Olney, Maryland
Nice place but gets crowded

Went here looking for sharks teeth or other fossils on the beach. A large portion of the beach is... read more

Reviewed 6 August 2018
53gregp
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Pine Grove, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Fun swim area with archaeolgical finds along the cliff areas. The hike is quite a ways however and not recommended for those with joint problems. Allow time for the trail hike. Its over a mile from the parking lot through wooded terrain.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank tomro22
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have small children throw the stroller in the trash and either carry them, or throw them in a carrier. Also, bring a few shark teeth to throw in front of them if they havent found one and you want to leave. Bring water,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ashleybcrawford2
Reviewed 16 January 2019

There’s something here for everyone..Great hiking trails, equestrian trails, huge playground, picnic area find your own fossils on the beach..fun for everyone

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank redONE34
Reviewed 14 October 2018

We stayed overnight at the youth group campsite and explored both the private beach area as well as we hiked the "red trail" which is a 3.6 mile roundtrip hike to the beach with the cliffs. Both beaches have the opportunity to find fossils.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joshua R
Reviewed 13 September 2018

We got to this park at about 7:00am and took the red trail that is about 1.8 miles long. The trail is a easy walk, sand path, some small wooden plank bridges and a wooden walk way along the swamp, it does goes through the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank noelkimdom
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Loved the bay, loved the walk to the bay, loved looking for sharks teeth (even though my bf was the only one who found any). Our plan was to go there for a little bit then to Sandy point but we ended up loving it...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank erikacJ9944IP
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

Went here looking for sharks teeth or other fossils on the beach. A large portion of the beach is closed due to landslides. It makes the available area very small and extremely crowded. It’s a 1.8 mile hike from the parking area to the beach...More

Date of experience: August 2018
6  Thank 53gregp
Reviewed 6 August 2018

Actually pretty nice, the walk was okay not too difficult but muddy in areas. in those areas would have been nice to just lay a 2x12 down to cross. the beach was closed off. would have been nice for them to mention that before the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Pao Yuan L
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Great for woodsy photo shots. Love the Red Trail but be careful numerous roots and muddy in areas. Bring a walking stick or grab one that nature provides along the trail. Fossils are very scarce in the area provided. You need to screen in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Earl S
Reviewed 29 July 2018

$7 for out of state cars, a 1.6 mile walk to reach a beach that is maybe 100 feet in length with wall to wall people. the cliffs are closed - but they don't tell you that when they take your money. The online trail...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank bgallagherconsulting
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meghannclark83
6 May 2018|
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Response from St_Nick61 | Reviewed this property |
The closest hotels are in either Prince Frederick or Solomons Island. Both have nice hotels. However, you might want to consider renting a house. There are quite a few rentals. We stayed in one on Long Beach that had an... More
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Thomas H
11 August 2017|
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Response from normaf375 | Reviewed this property |
It's about 1.5 miles to the beach. The walk, however, is very scenic. I saw others pushing strollers down the trail we used. There are also stop and rest areas.
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havekidswilltravel56
31 July 2016|
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Response from slamme | Reviewed this property |
are you going for cliffs?....they aren't worth it...Calvert is 2 miles and no fossils pretty much and the cliff areas are closed all over........Brownie Beach as I know it as is short walk but teeth are as small as the... More
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