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Terrapin Nature Park

191 Log Canoe Cir,
Stevensville, MD 21666
Great for Portraits
and in our standard portraits service area.

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Terrapin Nature Park in Stevensville, Maryland is a 276-acre nature park that can serve as a great location for portrait photography. The park’s unique natural habitats, scenic views, and incredible wildlife make it an ideal setting for capturing beautiful and memorable portraits.

One of the park’s key attractions is its 3.25-mile oyster chaff walking trail, which winds its way through a diverse range of landscapes, including wildflower meadows, wetlands, tidal ponds, woodlands, and sandy beaches. From this trail, visitors can enjoy a unique perspective on the park’s abundant waterfowl, wildlife, and plant species, and can capture stunning photos of the Chesapeake Bay and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge.

In addition to the trail, the park boasts a range of other features that are great for portrait photography, such as a fishing pier, a picnic area with tables, grills, and a playground, and a wheelchair-accessible boardwalk with a gazebo that offers spectacular views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, and one of the area’s only publicly available sunset angles of the bridge. These locations are ideal for taking candid family portraits, creating beautiful engagement photos, and capturing other special moments.

However, there are some challenges to taking photos at Terrapin Nature Park. For example, the park’s wildlife can be unpredictable, and bugs, especially ticks, can be a real concern. Additionally, as the park has become increasingly popular in recent years, it can get crowded, particularly on weekends and during peak season.

Despite these challenges, Terrapin Nature Park remains an exceptional location for portrait photography in Maryland. Its natural beauty, stunning views, and abundance of wildlife provide endless opportunities for photographers to create remarkable and unforgettable portraits. The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset and does not charge an admission fee, making it an accessible option for all.

Location Limitations:

The rustic nature of Terrapin Beach Park involves a somewhat significant amount of walking. Although the pathways easy and safe to navigate, for portrait purposes, the size of the park may make it a less than ideal choice for people with mobility challenges. Additionally, bugs, and especially ticks, can be a serious concern. Come prepared with high quality bug spray.

Terrapin Nature Park

191 Log Canoe Cir
Stevensville, MD 21666
(410) 758-0835

Portrait Permits & Costs

Permit Required:
Portraits Service Area:

Terrapin Nature Park isĀ in our standard portraits service area.


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Best from:
April – November

Parking info:

Parking is available in the parking look just off of Log Canoe Circle.

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