WALK IT OFF!
After your Thanksgiving feast and holiday party indulgences fend off the fatigue and take in some fresh air. Slip into your sneakers and take a walk along the waterfront. The views are awesome and the exercise is good for the body and soul. Power walk or sunset stroll -- work a walk into your daily routine.
This beautiful nature park on Kent Island offers an easy 3.25-mile walking trail that ends at a sandy beach on the Chesapeake Bay. The path begins in a business center and winds through meadows of wildflowers, woodlands and tidal ponds where you can spot wildlife and waterfowl in their serene environment. There are two observation blinds along the path and benches to break up your hike. A gazebo and wheelchair-accessible boardwalk present a spectacular view of the majestic Chesapeake Bay Bridge.
If you are eager for more, Terrapin Nature Trail connects with the County’s amazing Cross Island Trail System. The 6.5-mile trail is a favorite for walkers and cyclists too. This rails-to-trails passage crosses Kent Island from east to west and will delight the explorer in you. You will pass through marshlands and farms, recreational areas and woodlands and even get a glimpse of an old graveyard and a lighthouse.
Nearby free parking for the trail system is available at Old Love Point Park. Portable toilets are available year-round.
Head for Long Wharf Park in Cambridge at sunset for a trek on the long wooden pier that wraps around the Choptank River Lighthouse. It’s a fabulous stroll with 360 views of the water and marina. There are some green areas too where you can relax in take in the sights. Extend your walk and wander down historic High Street to discover interesting shops and galleries but get back to the pier by sunset and don’t forget your camera/phone because the show is worth remembering!