• 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?

Native American canoe

Native canoes could carry huge loads of cargo and large numbers of people. A 45-foot canoe was measured in 1607; most canoes could carry 10-20 people plus their luggage.