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

Trail Maps

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.

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

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: May 19, 2022

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