A 2-mile trail from the parking lot follows a brook as it travels down from the hills to a tidal marsh. It opens at a small beach on the Chesapeake Bay; on either side stand the 30-foot-tall Calvert Cliffs. These multicolored cliffs expose layers of sediment that were once at the bottom of a prehistoric ocean. As the winds and water erode them, they yield Miocene Era fossils. Though access to the bottom of the cliffs has been restricted, you can hunt on the beach for fossils and keep them.
- © Frommer's 2013
Ask a local about Calvert Cliffs State Park
Ask Solomons Locals about Calvert Cliffs State Park
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