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  • Writer's pictureTreasea Johnson

Exploring the outdoors around Southern Maryland.

Now is the perfect time of the year to get outside for some cool weather activities, and let's face it, things aren't quite back to any form of normal yet.

A couple of my favorite trails that are close proximity to Saint Mary's county are below and not in any particular order.

Chestnut Land Trust in Calvert County, this path has lots of varying trails that are shaded and they provide some hills to traverse.

Beautiful Maryland
Chestnut Land Trust

Calvert Cliffs is a good long stroll on well defined and shaded wide paths that lead to a small beach at the end. Calvert Cliffs during the summer is a child's haven for prehistoric sharks teeth, that will keep them busy for hours.

Shady walking trails in Southern Maryland
Calvert Cliffs

Scott's Run (photos below) which is next to one of my very favorites Great Falls.

Potomac at Scotts Run

Saint Mary's City, is a historic step back into time. Go just to see the settler's first steps in the strange new world. (photos below)

Great Falls is both in Virginia and Maryland. The Virginia side of the park is the one that I've heard has longer more scenic routes, full disclosure though, I haven't been to the Maryland side

Great Falls, provides longer and shorter trails with varying levels of difficulty. The trail that follows the river is one of my favorites which provide scenic observations of the water and assorted rock scrambles with much-needed shade during the hot summer months.


Another excursion that my husband and I traveled to was Asheville, North Carolina, Lower Catawba Falls isnt exactly close but a beautiful and scenic trip moderate trail to a waterfall.

Myrtle Point definitely has one of the prettiest and most spacious beaches around, I almost hate to tell this as it is one of the best-kept secrets around, however, it isn't the easiest to get to. From a photo perspective, you wouldn't know you are in Maryland still.

Best beach in Saint Mary's
Myrtle Point

Hope this helps you get out and find some joy in the great outdoors. I find my outdoor activites to reduce my stress and bring me much happiness. Happy Trails my friends.

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