With nearly 3,000 miles of trail route there are countless things to see and do along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. The trail combines history, the natural environment, and outdoor recreation in a myriad of ways and places throughout much of the Chesapeake watershed.
The trail takes you to authentic places to learn the history and meaning of Smith’s journeys. It takes you to authentic places to learn about the Native Americans and their descendant communities today. It takes you into natural areas to see the Bay’s rich diversity of plants and wildlife and learn how the environment has changed over time. The trail offers new ways to discover the Chesapeake Bay and what makes the Bay a national treasure.
Here are a few ideas for experiencing the Chesapeake Bay through adventures along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail. Check this trail website often as you plan your own trail adventures: