Saturday, October 21, 2017

Saturday Snapshot: Elk Neck State Park & Lighthouse, Maryland

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Melinda at West Metro Mommy Reads.

Last weekend, my husband and I fit in one more camping trip while the weather was nice...or so we thought! It turned out to be gray all weekend and rainy at times, though still pretty warm. THIS weekend, of course, when we are at home, it is 77 and sunny! Oh, well - we did enjoy a nice camping weekend, including a hike and a campfire. Here are some highlights from our weekend at Elk Neck State Park in Maryland - one of our favorite camping spots less than an hour away. It's been over a decade since I could manage the hike to the lighthouse, but I did it last weekend!

Hike to Turkey Point Lighthouse

Looking out at the Chesapeake Bay on a gray day

Selfie at Turkey Point with the Chesapeake Bay behind us
Turkey Point Lighthouse

View from the top of the lighthouse

Inside the lighthouse - lots of stairs to get up to the top!

A monarch butterfly alight on a honeysuckle flower

Walking the trail back.

Our campsite at Elk Neck State Park, MD

Hope you are enjoying this gorgeous weekend!


  1. Looks like a beautiful place to hike and camp. It's especially nice that it's so close to your home. LOVE your photo of the spiral staircase. Congratulations on making the trek to the lighthouse.
    What was life like for #Washington’s pioneers in 1887?
    My Saturday Snapshot post features a visit to Pioneer Farm.

    1. Thanks, Sandra - it is one of our favorite places nearby!

  2. loved the shot of inside the lighthouse..:)

  3. Great photos. I like the staircase in the lighthouse, and the monarch butterfly.

  4. The crooked trees in the first shot are interesting...and I love lighthouses. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.