Photos & Multimedia

Can't come to the trail in person? No problem! There are still ways to enjoy the Chesapeake National Historic Trail virtually. Here, you can view photos, videos, and even virtual lessons and tours of Chesapeake landscapes, wildlife, and cultural traditions.


Virtual Experiences

Hands use a stone tool to carve a deer bone.
Maritime Crafts Field School

Videos instruct viewers in the maritime technologies and crafts traditional to the Chesapeake Bay's indigenous peoples.

A kayaker in front of a NOAA interpretive buoy on the trail
"Smart Buoys" Mark the Water Trail

Along the trail are NOAA "Smart Buoys" that provide the trail visitor with a unique experience unlike any other trail. Learn more here!

An osprey spreading its wings
Wildlife Webcams

Osprey, heron, and falcons, oh my! Get a birds eye view of these iconic species at home in their nests.

A computer screen viewing the virtual tour with a view of a river and map.
Street View Virtual Tours

Thanks to high-resolution street view technology, you can take a virtual tour of the trail from your computer or smart device.






There's more to explore...

  • A group of kids at the beach examine a crab they caught in a net.
    Kids & Youth

    Explore fun activities and discover how to become a Junior Ranger for the Chesapeake National Historic Trail or Susquehanna River.

  • A teacher in front of a class on a field trip.

    Resources for teachers, including reference materials and lesson plans.

  • John Smith's map of the Chesapeake Bay
    History & Culture

    Discover the people, cultures, places, and events that made history in the Chesapeake Bay hundreds, and even thousands of years ago.

Last updated: March 24, 2022

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