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Parks and nature in Chesapeake Bay

Top parks

Park
“Scenic park full of wildlife and beautiful cypress trees. Great place to take a hike or go kayaking. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Park
“Nice county park with water views, dog park, playgrounds, picnic areas, kayak/SUP rentals”
  • 47 locals recommend
Park
“Nice nature walking trails, one side is on the bay the other side is on a lake. Great picnic location. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Beach
“Maryland's own hidden gem, $5 per head charge Grant's access to the park including parking and picnic grilling area.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“1.8 mile nature walk to the beach one way, known for its towering cliffs and fossil hunting.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Movie Theater
“Get a taste of marine history including the Merrimac and the Monitor and the Battle of Hampton Roads during the Civil War. A new exhibit of the America's Cup includes a huge catamaran from the 2013 America's Cup. I still remember the fascinating Ship Model Gallery from my childhood. It made quite an impression --tiny ships in great detail. Admission is only $1 from Memorial Day to Labor Day. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“Sandy Bottom is a beautiful natural park where you can hike, fish, rent canoes, paddle boats, and camp. They have a playpark and reptile exhibit on site. Boat rental is less than $10.00.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
“visitor's center, beach-combing, fossil-hunting, hiking trails, picnic tables. piers for fishing. observation platforms at two ponds. $7 per car. From early 1900's until 1955 the area was a sheltered harbor on the Chesapeake Bay supporting a major "pound net" fishery supplying croaker, trout and herring to markets as far away as Baltimore. Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day weekend Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm Sat-Sun: 9am-8pm After Labor Day until Memorial Day weekend Fri & Mon: 9am-4pm Sat & Sun: 9am-5pm Tue, Wed,Thu: closed Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year Day. ”
  • 7 locals recommend

Playgrounds

Playground
“A nice park with multiple playgrounds. Very well kept up and during summer season the water park is open.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
  • 4 locals recommend
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“Great kids spot with slides,waterfalls and next to a large new childrens play park ”
  • 1 local recommends
Park
“tennis, base ball, kickball, grills, picnic tables, skateboarding, jungle gyms, dog friendly, and nice walk around.”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“This is the closest 7-11 which is about a 4 minute drive from the home. Open 24 hours”
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
  • 1 local recommends
Playground
“Dog BEACH. Kid Park, and lots of picnic areas. Military gets in for free =] ”
  • 1 local recommends

Beaches

Park
“Scenic park full of wildlife and beautiful cypress trees. Great place to take a hike or go kayaking. ”
  • 64 locals recommend
Beach
“Maryland's own hidden gem, $5 per head charge Grant's access to the park including parking and picnic grilling area.”
  • 31 locals recommend
Park
“1.8 mile nature walk to the beach one way, known for its towering cliffs and fossil hunting.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Beach
“This is the local dive bar area and away from the crowds at the Ocean front, yet still great beaches. This is Chesapeake Bay side of the water.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Beach
“Family-friendly beach with free parking, food trucks, entertainment in the summer. Not as crowded as the more touristy Virginia Beach.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Beach
  • 3 locals recommend
Beach
“This award-winning 276-acre nature park features a 3.25-mile oyster chaff walking trail, which meanders through wildflower meadows, wetlands, tidal ponds, woodlands and sandy beaches. The trail provides a unique vantage point for viewing an incredible variety of waterfowl, wildlife and plant species. A gazebo and wheelchair-accessible boardwalk, located along the beach afford a spectacular view of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge and park benches located along the trail provides a brief respite for the weary. The trail, which wanders over several ridges, across marshlands and through woodlands, features two observation blinds overlooking the tidal ponds. The trail connects to the County’s Cross Island Trail system. Nearby free parking for the Cross Island Trail system is available at Old Love Point Park. Portable toilets are available year round.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Park
“On Virginia's beautiful Eastern Shore, explored by Capt. John Smith in 1608, Kiptopeke offers recreational access to the Chesapeake Bay. It's also a great place to explore unique migratory bird habitat along the Atlantic flyway. Guests also enjoy the park's boat ramp, lighted fishing pier, picnic areas, 5.1 miles of hiking and biking trails, playground, and swimming beach. ”
  • 4 locals recommend

Trails

Trail
“Just a short walk away, you pass it as you enter Scientists Cliffs Gate A. This area have several trails and is marked with a trail map too. FREE”
  • 5 locals recommend
Park
“Offers 10 miles of hiking trails and also has a playground and boat rentals. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Trail
“Lighthouse and a great quiet beach with wave breaks. Requires Government issue ID”
  • 4 locals recommend
Trail
“Great for bike riding the whole island, from under the Kent Narrows all the way to the bay bridge. About 9 miles, one way”
  • 3 locals recommend
Trail
“Bring your bike and/or walking/running shoes! The beautiful Ben Cardin/ Mike Castle trail is located just steps from the cottage. The paved trail will take you along the C&D canal all the way to Delaware City (17 miles).”
  • 1 local recommends
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