Chesapeake Beach in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail
Here you can see the evidence of the railroad that used to bring visitors here from Washington, D.C., to Chesapeake Beach during the summertime. The concrete path you have just walked along is the railroad bed. The railroad crossed Fishing Creek at this same location and continued along the railroad bed in front of you. The railroad was active from 1900 until 1935, bringing visitors to the train station in Chesapeake Beach, which now houses the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.
The Remains of the Fishing Creek Trestle Structure, 1941
The present paved walkway through the woods and the timber walkway crossing Fishing Creek were built on the same path as the old Chesapeake Beach Railway. This photo shows the trestle crossing the Creek. When hiking along the timber walkway, over Fishing Creek, look down and you can see the remains of the original railroad trestle pilings. For more historical information, please visit the Chesapeake Beach Railway Museum.
Erected by Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1900.
Location. 38° 41.064′ N, 76° 32.873′ W. Marker is in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Chesapeake Beach Railway Trail, 0.3 miles west of Delores Court. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chesapeake Beach MD 20732, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tree Canopy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Forest Edges (approx. 0.4 miles away); Watershed (approx. 0.4 miles away); Birds (approx. 0.4 miles away); Wetland Plants & Insects (approx. half a mile away); Wildlife along the Trail (approx. 0.6 miles away); Abner's Crab House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Fishing Creek Aquatic Life (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chesapeake Beach.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 14, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.