DESCRIPTION: (Wear appropriate clothing & bring water! Below are some special instructions: what to bring, relative difficulties, interesting features, & carpooling directions.)
Come hike with us out to the small white lighthouse on a 120 foot unique bluff overlooking the Chesapeake Bay, known as “Turkey Point”. Then we’ll hike part of the Wapiti Pond Trail on the Elk River side. There is a parking fee & porta potty. Bring water and snack.
This hike was scheduled for June 13, 2019, but was cancelled because of stormy weather that morning. Very sadly that night, there was an EF-1 Tornado and half of the trails are still closed. According to one of the Rangers, some of these trails may not be open for up to two years because of the fear of falling trees. The Lighthouse Trail was unaffected.
Lunch option will be at the nearby “Nauti Goose Restaurant” at 200 W Cherry St, North East, MD 21901.
CARPOOL OPTION (leaving at 9:00 AM):
WHERE: Glasgow County Park – East Lot
NEAREST ADDRESS: 2117 Pulaski Hwy, Newark, DE 19702
GPS COORDINATES: 39.608065, -75.725600
DIRECTIONS TO CARPOOL: From I-95, exit south on DE-896. Proceed on DE-896 for 3.3 mi. Turn left onto US-40 east for 1.4 mi. Make a U-turn at DE-72, doubling back, heading west on US-40, for only 0.6 mi, staying in right-hand lane. Turn right into the first Glasgow Park entrance and park in the right hand lot. No parking fee. The lot on the left has a restroom.
WHERE: Elk Neck State Park – Lighthouse
EXACT COORDINATES: 39.459693, -76.005770
NEAREST ADDRESS: 5427 Turkey Point Rd North East, MD
Elk Neck State Park – Lighthouse 5427 Turkey Point Rd North East, MD
From US-40 at the DE/MD state line. Proceed west on US-40 for 4.2 mi. Turn left onto Old Elk Neck Rd & proceed 8.7 mi. You will pass the State Forest. At the dead-end, turn left onto MD-272 (Turkey Point Rd) south & proceed 5.4 mi. The parking lot will be on the left in the dirt lot.
This is one of the tracts of the State PARK, not the State FOREST! Elk Neck State Forest and Elk Neck State Park are very often confused. The State Forest’s area is much larger, with the main tract running all the way between Elkton and North East, MD. It has a climbable wooden lookout tower. The State Park is past the Forest and further from Delaware. At its farthest section, it has a white lighthouse on a 120 foot bluff, overlooking the Chesapeake Bay. Also known as “Turkey Point”. The restroom is a single porta-potty, but it’s not near the parking lot.
No future events at this location
ADMIN FINALIZE: ACTUAL MILEAGE: PARTICIPANT COUNT: VOLUNTEER HOURS: EVENT CANCELLED: No