Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails are special places that tell the story of the Bay and its rivers. Whether you are hiking, biking, or paddling through a park, exploring a museum or discovering a historic downtown, Gateways and Watertrails offer a richer, more revealing way to enjoy this one-of-a-kind region. The Friends of Chesapeake Gateways work to support these experiences, connecting people to a treasured landscape and inspiring stewardship for the future. » Find Out More
Two New Watertrails Launch! Now you can explore these additions to the Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, the nation's first national water trail.
Star-Spangled Banner Geotrail Photo Contest Announced! Share your images of the trail here.
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Just in time for summer, two new water trails have been launched in the Chesapeake region. Both trace the historic routes of Captain John Smith, an English explorer who played a pivotal role in the ex...Read More
Looking for a special place to pitch a tent this summer? Whether you're searching for a close-in spot to relax with family or a secluded site accessible only by water, you'll find it at a Chesapeake B...Read More
Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine (Baltimore,Maryland) - Park in the Visitor Center parking lot. Meet outside the Visitor Center. Walks are cancelled if weather is inclement (rain, ...Read More
Historic St. Mary's City (St. Mary's City,Maryland) - Farthing's Ordinary Ages 7 and up Discover the colonial game of quoits. Master its rules, take part in a tournament, and make your own set ...Read More