A simple map of the trail and watershed
Route of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail.

Trail Maps & Brochures

The trail's brochure includes a map of the trail route along with points of interest, public water access sites, local water trails, and locations of the NOAA interpretive buoys marking the route. We also publish a Pocket Guide to the James River.

Here's how to get one:

1. Pick up a printed version at one our visitor centers or one of our many partner and tourism locations. Please call ahead to confirm availability.

2. Email us to have a brochure mailed to you. Large print version available on request.

3. View and download the brochure using the links below:

Map of the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

Map of the Lower James River

  • A brick building on a hill with an entrance sign

    Places to Go

    Discover the trail's four visitor centers located throughout the Chesapeake region.

  • 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!

  • Paper stamped with the trail's passport cancellation stamp.

    Passport Stamps

    Document your visit to the trail with a passport cancellation stamp. Stamps can be found at dozens of locations throughout the region.

Last updated: November 22, 2022

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Yorktown, VA 23690


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