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?
In the 17th century, the Chesapeake Bay hosted hundreds of thousands of acres of submerged aquatic vegetation (SAV) beds filled with juvenile fish and abundant blue crabs. Today the disappearance of these beds is a sign of an ecosystem in serious decline. Today fewer than 75,000 acres remain.