Transforming Found Treasures Into
Discover the past, our region’s natural
beauty and the artist in you!
In this exciting, day long adventure, you’ll use
your own found fossils, shells and sea glass from a local beach to
create a one-of-a-kind pottery piece with the help of artist Sarah Houde. Take a short side trip to learn about your found treasures,
and top off your day with great seafood. Start by calling Sarah to book
your studio visit. (301) 373-2297. Groups (up to six people) and
families (7 and older) are welcome. Call for fee info.
Calvert Cliffs State Park
– Dramatic cliffs
dominate the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay for 30 miles. Wander
the shores (where more than 600 species of fossils can be found) and
search for a natural treasure. Open year round. (301) 743-7613.
Calvert Cliffs website
Calvert Marine Museum
– Stop by the museum’s paleontology zone and learn about the age and
origin of your found treasure and the diversity of life in the
Chesapeake. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (410) 326-2042.
Sarah Houde Pottery – Take your fossil,
shells or sea glass to Sarah’s studio, where you’ll create a vase or
platter which incorporates your found treasure. Sarah will show you
how, and you will have a unique and decorative reminder of your day.
By appointment. (301) 373-2297.
Clarke's Landing Restaurant
– By now you’ve worked up an appetite! Complete the tour with crab
cake sandwiches from nearby Clarke’s Landing Restaurant.
Family-owned and operated, Clarke’s Landing is situated along the Patuxent River. There is a pier for water access, an extensive
seafood menu and outside dining when the weather permits. Open for
lunch and dinner Tues. – Sat. (301)
Partner Packages are subject to change without
notice. Packages are created and offered directly by individual
partner sites in conjunction with the Trails program.