Join the Adventure
Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail
—Piscataway National Park —
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
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Accokeek.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Environment • Native Americans •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 138 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.