Do it all at Elk Neck State Park in one long day of hiking and biking. If it’s summer, leave time for swimming as well. Head straight away from the parking area on the wide, packed-dirt Blue Trail.
You will have great views of Chesapeake Bay on the right on this section of the trail; eventually thick woods will block out distant views. The trail splits at 0.6 miles; go left and you will see a raptor viewing area. Depending on the season, you’ll see vultures, eagles, ospreys, buteos, hawks, harriers, kites, kestrels, merlins, and falcons.
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