Turkey Point Lighthouse Trail is a 1.9 mile heavily 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.

Length1.9 miElevation gain187 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashkid friendlyHikingNature tripsRoad bikingWalkingBird watchingRunningBeachLakePartially pavedRiverViewsWildlifeHistoric site
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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.

There is a small parking area at the trailhead

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eric christ
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David Sprowls
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Rachel Perry
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Eclectic 22
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Great quick hike with views of the water

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Subhamoy Pal
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Subhamoy Pal
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Dave Spence
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Saw 4 bald eagles soaring. Want to come back in the Spring and again in the Fall

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Levi Villagomez Jr
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Sam Ovalle
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Nice short hike not enough parking!

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Leon Lutz
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Beautiful view especially if you manage to get there at sunrise and/or before the lot and route get crowded. Ospreys, hawks, and eagles overhead definitely add to the allure. More road/path than trail, more stroll than hike, but still a pretty place to visit so long as you aren’t seeking solitude.

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Tamara Jones
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WalkingMuddy

Easy enough, we stopped to watch the hawk area. Everyone was being respectful of the social distancing.

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Rowan Williams
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Easy gravel trail, good for all ages and experience. Some really nice sweeping views of the Chesapeake from steep cliffs. Along the trail was a raptor viewing area, and the lighthouse. Would definitely suggest to anyone looking for a nice walk or pleasant day trip.

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Lee McCoury
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Cory W
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This trail was simple and accessible. The view at the end of the bay was pretty, and would be nice to come back for the sunset sometime! Parking was limited, but finally we got a spot. Make sure to go back along the loop for a nice change of scenery and beautiful views along the bay.

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Debra Hatfield
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Nice walking trail. Well maintained and highly trafficked.

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M M
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Evan L.
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Cydney Teal
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Beautiful, easy trail. Great for an early walk.

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Dan McGrain
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Tim Jaques
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Really enjoyed it, shame we had to hike thru the Chesapeake Isles.

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Joe Boston
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James Porter
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Beautiful trail! You can hear blasting across the river from time to time.

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Diana Laufer
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Good walk back. Dog and kid friendly. Parking can be an issue as there are 20 spots. You have to wait until someone leaves. Beautiful views and a small beach area part way back.

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MaryAnn Schmook
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Didn’t get here early enough. Too crowded. Lots of new erosion on the trail since we were last here.

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Dan Boehm
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Great family friendly hike with amazing views of the bay.

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Matt Tornese
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Nice family hike with views of the bay.

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Peter Ricker
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Annie Tran
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Lovely, easy trail that takes you past a raptor viewing field and to the historic lighthouse. If you walk along the cliffs past the lighthouse, there's a small dirt trail that takes you down to the water. We found a little hidden beach with beautiful shells!

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TT Clark
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B Hook
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