Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
Water-based National Historic Trail
The Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail is America’s first water-based National Historic Trail. It consists of the combined routes of Smith’s historic voyages on the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries in 1607-1609. Designated by Congress in December 2006, the trail stretches for approximately 3,000 miles up and down the Chesapeake Bay and its major tributaries. The trail was expanded in 2012 to include the entire Susquehanna River south of Cooperstown, New York.
The trail is administered by the National Park Service Chesapeake Bay Office. The Zimmerman Center for Heritage near Wrightsville, Pennsylvania is the official Pennsylvania Visitor Contact Station for the trail.
1706 Long Level Rd, Wrightsville, PA 17368
410 Severn Ave., Ste. 314, Annapolis, MD 21403