Terrapin Nature Park

Terrapin Nature Park, Stevensville: Address, Phone Number, Terrapin Nature Park Reviews: 4/5

Terrapin Nature Park
4
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Hiking Trails
Read more
Write a review
About
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. Hours: Sunrise to Sunset
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
117 reviews
Excellent
50
Very good
48
Average
17
Poor
2
Terrible
0

Dave C
Alexandria, VA1,461 contributions
Although some of the trails are a little hard to follow and not well marked, this is a great trail in the woods and along the bay, with some added fun in being near a bit of industry. Great views, very picturesque. Really a great asset to the Kent Island area.
Written 2 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Christopher C
1 contribution
Couples
Love this park. Most of the time it’s mostly empty of other people. During 2020 visitors trashed the beach so bad that any kind of shade device such as umbrellas have been banned on the beach. Please be adults and clean up after yourselves.
Written 21 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Geneseo04
Baltimore, MD91 contributions
Family
This is a beautiful, quiet small beach that is almost empty at 9am today! It’s a short walk through a nature trail to get to the beach. The beach itself is probably 20 feet of sand from the water to the sea grass. Note: The Park Ranger informed us that coolers and beach umbrellas are no longer allowed at the beach.
Written 22 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Davida W
Washington DC, DC99 contributions
very pleasant if narrow beach, worth the short hike needed to get there. jellyfish are currently a problem though.
Written 16 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

dwy
Shamokin Dam, PA75 contributions
Not much of a beach, very small area to set, and was pretty crowded, so we left. There is a very nice hiking trail though, so enjoy that.
Written 4 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JustBNJac
Westminster, MD7 contributions
Couples
Beautiful to watch the sunset! Secluded lil spot with a nice private beach. Park and walk the trails !!!
Written 19 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kim S
Hatteras Island, NC137 contributions
Couples
We went there this weekend to look for some beach glass. We did find some but the beach was so crowded it was impossible to social distance. We had to park 1/4 mile away and then walk another 1/4 mile to get to the beach. People were having fun, but it was not my kind of beach. I would definitely try it again off season for beach glass though.
Written 15 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Alexandra_Cherkasova
Washington DC, DC72 contributions
Great option for a beach day trip, less than an hour's drive away from DC.
Free access, which means more people than in Sandy Point State Park across the bay - walk to your left along the coast until you find a free spot.
If you hope to socially distance properly, this isn't likely to happen on a weekend - arrive early in the morning to avoid the crowds.
No showers, so prepare to carry the sand to your car.
Written 7 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Kari
15 contributions
Couples
Stopped to take a small walk to see the views. Flat walking trails both paved and unpaved. It was cloudy but the sound of the water was lovely.
Written 17 May 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Patti S
Kent Island, MD8 contributions
This is just a small strip of beach on the bay, and the trail makes a nice loop for a walk (leashed doggos welcome). It can get a bit muddy, and remember to secure/hide your valuables in your car in the lot - the occasional smash and grabs happen here. And please, for the love, pick up after yourself - it's our island and our Bay.
Written 12 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Showing results 1-10 of 117
Anything missing or inaccurate?
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Terrapin Nature Park