• A kayaker paddles on the Patuxent River at the Jug Bay Natural Area. Photo by Middleton Evans.

    Captain John Smith Chesapeake

    National Historic Trail VA,MD,DE,DC,PA,NY

Photos & Multimedia

Learn more about the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail by watching our introductory video.

You’ll find lots of images of the trail at www.smithtrail.net. And you’ll even find tips on taking and sharing your own photographs as you enjoy your adventures along the John Smith trail.

Did You Know?

A barb from a cownose ray

Captain John Smith was stung by a ray at Stingray Point during his journey on the summer of 1608. He was stabbing them with a short sword to catch them and it was likely a cownose ray that jabbed him back. Smith suffered extreme pain, but the ray suffered worse – it ended up as his evening meal.