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Accokeek in Prince George's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Join the Adventure

Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail

 

—Piscataway National Park —

 
Join the Adventure Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
1. Join the Adventure Marker
Inscription. Explore the places Englishman John Smith traveled in the early 1600s. Learn about the thriving American Indian communities he encountered and imagine the bountiful Chesapeake he observed. Experience the natural and cultural richness that exists in the region today.

The 3,000-mile Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail traces the exploratory voyages Smith conducted from 1607 to 1609 on the Chesapeake Bay and along several major rivers. The trail includes parks, museum sites, driving tours, and water trails that align with Smith’s historic voyage routes and offer opportunities for recreation and discovery.

Experience the Trail
*Explore rivers, coves, and open water by kayak, sailboat, or motor craft.
*Bicycle or hike along woodland trails and shoreline paths.
*Follow winding back roads through rural landscapes and historic villages.
*Visit places that celebrate American Indian heritage.
*See birds and other wildlife foraging in marshes, waterways, and forests. *Attend festivals and demonstrations, or join a guided tour.
 
Erected by National Park Service US Department of Interior.
 
Location. 38° 41.712′ N, 77° 3.947′ W. Marker is in Accokeek, Maryland, in Prince

Join the Adventure Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
2. Join the Adventure Marker
The Piscataway National Park visitor center is in the background.
George's County. Marker is on Bryan Point Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Accokeek MD 20607, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cherished Homeland (here, next to this marker); John Smith Explores the Chesapeake (here, next to this marker); People Shaping the Land (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Visitor Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Land Shaping People (within shouting distance of this marker); Ecosystem Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Traveling on the Potomac River (within shouting distance of this marker); Potomac Heritage (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Accokeek.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEnvironmentNative Americans
 
Sign at the entrance to Piscataway National Park Accokeek Creek image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 30, 2016
3. Sign at the entrance to Piscataway National Park Accokeek Creek
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016.
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