Explore the Chesapeake
NPS helps you learn about and enjoy the Chesapeake Bay, the largest estuary in North America.
Here, you can visit major league cities, colonial towns, farms and fishing villages. You can learn to kayak, pick crabs, go fishing, tour a lighthouse, slurp oysters, and slow down to enjoy the natural beauty of the Chesapeake. Download the Chesapeake Explorer mobile app and have it at your fingertips.
Capt John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
Englishman John Smith’s map and journals are a remarkable record of indigenous cultures and the natural environment of the 17th-century Chesapeake.Read More