Things To Do
There are many ways to experience the trail and to learn about Smith's historic journeys, the lifestyles of American Indians, and the rich and diverse flora and fauna of the 17th-century Chesapeake Bay. Whether you plan a paddle trip, a sailing excursion, or a drive to the shore for a glimpse of the Bay, there are numerous ways to experience the world of John Smith's Chesapeake. Here are just a few ideas:
For more ideas of things to do, visit www.smithtrail.net and www.baygateways.net to discover the variety of places in the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network where you can enjoy authentic Chesapeake experiences.
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.