• The working watermen community of Tangier Island VA at sunset. Photo by Starke Jett.

    Chesapeake Bay

Directions

Use the online map for each trail to see land and water routes and sites around the Chesapeake Bay. The map will give you directions to your destination. For the John Smith trail, click here. For the Star-Spangled Banner trail, click here.

Use the Map Center on the Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network website for directions to land and water trails, historic places, and parks and refuges throughout the Chesapeake watershed in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New York, and the District of Columbia.

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Did You Know?

Satellite image of the Bay

Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in North American and the second largest in the world?