Things To Do

There are many ways to experience the trail and to learn about the cultural heritage and diverse flora and fauna of the 17th-century Chesapeake Bay. Whether you plan a paddling trip, a sailing excursion, or a drive to the shore for a glimpse of the Bay, there are countless ways to experience the world of the Chesapeake.

Canoes parked on a sandy beach in a marshy, coastal landscape.

Boating & Paddling

Set off on a watery adventure in a place where dragonflies dance, shorebirds stalk, and turtles bask in the sun.

For more ideas of things to do, visit to discover the variety of places along the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail where you can enjoy authentic Chesapeake experiences.

Last updated: February 2, 2021

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