Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail

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Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near North East, Maryland that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

1.9 miles 219 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

lake

river

views

wildlife

This hike takes visitors to The 35-foot Turkey Point Lighthouse which sits atop a 100-foot bluff overlooking the Upper Chesapeake Bay. The tower dates to 1833 and is opened for park visitors on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am - 4pm, Easter weekend through mid November.

7 days ago

Easy walk and great views along the way, parking is an issue. Not enough parking and everyone parking illegally got a ticket, better get there early. Very nice spot out at the lighthouse, very peaceful until the drone Air Force showed up. Noisy little buggers. MD Park Service should not allow.

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Was a cute and great little trail. Was muddy so I didn't get to bring my dog, but it was very foggy when we went so it was super cool seeing everything look very eerie! Great and recommend for people first starting out!

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Great walk for those starting out hiking. Path is clear and mostly flat with beautiful views at the end. Bring a lunch and a great camera. a little less than 2 miles, a few hills.

3 months ago

Easy in and out, cool view. Type of hike you can do anytime and could bring a good book or lunch.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

great easy walk took the Dog's. Great View

5 months ago

5 months ago

Nice easy hike. Views are awesome.

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Nice trails to do with the kids.

walking
7 months ago

It was a nice walk out to the light house!

walking
8 months ago

Wide open trail. Easy and big reward at the end!

birding
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

It was a nice very straightforward trail on a gravel path along the cliff side of the park. Half of it is shaded by the canopy of trees.

My wife and I walked it with our dog and a baby in a running stroller.

The parking lot at the entrance is small, maybe space for 15 cars. When we arrived it was full, but one care had just pulled out.

walking
8 months ago

This is a beautiful spot! As another reviewer said, when you're getting close it seems like you're not going the right way because you're in a little neighborhood. We took Mason in and it's a tiny one lane road with awesome houses overlooking the water but I felt like it was going to dead end into someone's property. We took the other road (forget the name) out which was easier.
Once you're in the park you follow a wide, well maintained, stone trail. This trail is easy, goes straight to the lighthouse, and definitely all levels even for those with mobility issues. As you follow the stone path you'll come to a fork. If you veer to the right and follow the mowed grass trail it will take you along the water. There are overlooks and a rocky beach spot that our dog loved. You can continue through the wooded trail right to the lighthouse. It's not a difficult hike but there are lots of steep drops and the trail gets narrow.