As part of the Chesapeake Bay Beaches and Calvert Cliffs, Flag Ponds Nature Park is a dog-friendly area famous for its variety of natural environments and well-marked walking trails. Think sandy beaches, freshwater ponds and forested heights coupled with a remarkable diversity of plant species found in the area.
Flag Ponds Nature Park is a big part of Maryland's history. From the 1900's until 1955, this location was a sheltered harbor on the Chesapeake Bay. Today, it offers visitors a myriad of activities and attractive amenities such as beachcombing, birdwatching, cross-country skiing, fossil hunting, scuba diving, swimming and the list goes on.
Owners can also enjoy a picnic on the beach or at the designated picnic area as well as a nice BBQ session at the same picnic area by the Visitor Center. Your dog is welcome at the park and on the beach as long as you keep your furry friend leashed so they can engage in a game of Frisbee in the waves without bothering anyone.
Visitors can find water bowls in the area where there is running water and they can also rinse off their pooches with a hose. Visitors have to clean up after their pets to keep the environment as clean as possible. Another bonus for the park area is its proximity to the parking lot as well as the ample walking trails looping the property.
Flag Ponds Nature Park also features public beach toys, as well as beach carts and strollers to help transport everyone and everything to the sand. If you’re looking for clean, calm waters and shores, relaxing walking trails, and a wide variety of exciting activities for the summer, opt for Flag Ponds Nature Park in Maryland. Let Fido enjoy his little sandy beach escape and explore the longer trails routes surrounding the area.