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Enjoy a Springtime Hike in Lexington Park

Nestled between the Potomac River and the Chesapeake Bay, Lexington Park is filled with beautiful sights, especially in spring! Residents are never far from the waterfront or wonderful green landscapes. Here are some of the best hikes in Lexington Park near our Glenn Forest apartments. 

Myrtle Point 

Myrtle Point Waterfront Park is located a short trip north of downtown. The park is located on a peninsula that juts into the Chesapeake where you can also soak in views of the Patuxent River and Solomon’s Island. You can hike the full seven-mile perimeter to see the full waterfront, or you can pause to enjoy the many other activities available. Swimming, fishing, hunting, and geocaching are all permitted. To find out more, check out the St. Mary’s County website

Elm’s Beach

Another great sight you can find on St Mary’s long list of parks is Elm’s Beach Waterfront Park. Like Myrtle Point, this park will grant you a stunning view of the Chesapeake Bay, but further south and deeper into nature. The view here, though, is much more expansive and will have you in awe of the massive size of the bay. It’s the perfect place for crabbing and fishing, swimming, or having a picnic.

Newtowne Neck State Park

Jutting into the Potomac, Newtowne Neck is a beautiful peninsula, but it will make you feel like you’re on a whole new island. With the Breton Bay on one side and the St. Clements Bay on the other, you’ll never be more than a few minutes from a beach. Newtowne Neck was only acquired as parkland recently, but the state has promised to preserve its nature. That means you’ll always be able to enjoy all the pretty cattails and the gorgeous treeline.

These hikes in Lexington Park are all pet-friendly, so make sure your little friends are ready to go with help from these local veterinarians. For more local suggestions and lifestyle tips, check out our blog. If you’re looking for homes for rent in Lexington Park, MD, please contact us at Glenn Forest.

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