• 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?

Satellite image of the Chesapeake Bay region

The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States and one of the largest in the world. It is uniquely shallow, with an average depth of 21 feet and only a few troughs deeper than 170 feet. The Bay has 11,600 miles of shoreline including tidal wetlands and islands.