Hike: Calvert Cliffs State Park / Battle Creek Cypress Swamp / Swim, MD
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About the Event
$26. Two routes totaling 9 mi., 800 ft. ascent/descent. Short cuts available.
But today we add something new: a visit to nearby Battle Creek Cypress Swamp, site of one of the northernmost stands of bald cypress trees in the U.S. Our first stop is the state park, where a circuit hike will enable us to view wildlife in the park’s marshes and then spend time at the beach, where we’ll examine fossils imbedded in the limestone rocks (including prehistoric sharks teeth) and enjoy a swim in Chesapeake Bay. Afterwards we drive to the swamp to walk the boardwalk and lounge in the shade at happy hour.