• 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 pair of wood ducks.

The Chesapeake Bay is located along the Atlantic flyway, which every year channels the annual seasonal flights of millions of migratory birds. The region has always been a favored winter residence or stopover for many species of waterfowl on their way south from their summer breeding grounds.