• 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

Operating Hours & Seasons

In general, the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is open continuously year-round. Some access points may be closed in winter months, and all access is dependent upon weather conditions.

For more information on operating hours and seasons, visit www.smithtrail.net for links to the sites and water trails you plan to visit.

Did You Know?

A portion of the map drawn during Smith's voyages.

The American Indian people of the Chesapeake region often relied on translators to work with the many languages and dialects that people spoke. Such translators were often instrumental in helping the Smith party communicate with people they met along their journeys.