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Elk Neck State Park, North East

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Elk Neck State Park is a public recreation area located between Chesapeake Bay and the Elk River near the southern tip of the Elk Neck Peninsula in Cecil County, Maryland. The state park is home to the historic Turkey Point Light and offers land-based and water-based recreation. The park is located on MD 272, eight miles (13 km) south of the town of North East, and 13 miles (21 km) south of exit 100 on I-95. It is operated by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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  • We enjoyed a nice walk to the lighthouse. It was a beautiful view. You can climb to the top of the lighthouse when open. There is a parking lot but it can be a little limited to find a spot on the...  more »
  • Has a sandy beach right on the Bay. Started coming here 20 years ago and still enjoy the experience.  more »
  • We picnicked at the northeast beach. Beautiful view of the bay and a very nice beach. Bathroom facilities are spotless and clean. A good number of grills and tables great way to spend the day. Highly recommended
  • We visited the Turkey Point Lighthouse. It was wonderful! The hike there was pretty easy. It was a wide, gravel covered road with a few mild climbs. Once you arrive, the lighthouse offers spectacular views of the bay. It was closed the day we were there but according to the signs you can climb it on Saturdays and Sundays. I would definitely recommend it for a fun family outing.

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