The neighborhood known as "The Campground" was located in this area when the Chesapeake Beach Resort opened in 1900. By the 1920s, small summer residences were being built here. The High View Hotel, was located south of this location, and the Water . . . — — Map (db m162775) HM
Capt. Fred Abner, along with John Sens, bought 7 lots, 175' on Fishing Creek in 1956. Fred Abner's son, Bobby was granted the property for 7 years during this time Abner's crab house was opened on September 4, 1966. Bobby purchased all the . . . — — Map (db m162785) HM
Bald Eagles typically nest within a half-mile of water. The resident Bald Eagle's nest downstream from this viewing platform is in a forested area. It is important to stay a reasonable distance from Bald Eagle nests when observing. Human . . . — — Map (db m162783) HM
The present location of what is now known as Bay Front Park encompasses the boardwalk and the beach. Bay Front Park was affectionately called and is still referred to as Brownie's Beach by long-time residents. Its name was taken from the Brown . . . — — Map (db m162774) HM
Ospreys build their nests on man-made structures such as the channel markers along the stream. They travel up Fishing Creek to hunt for fish, which make up 99 percent of the osprey's diet.
Only the male red-winged blackbird has a bright red . . . — — Map (db m162791) HM
17th Street marks the southern boundary of Chesapeake Beach Park from 1946 to 1972. The street names in Chesapeake Station are reminders of the rich Park history. The names Arcade, Bandshell, Carousel, and Dentzel, bring back fond memories of happy . . . — — Map (db m162778) HM
Built by Otto Mears of Colorado in 1897. The train track linking Washington, D.C. to Chesapeake Beach crossed here. The original depot to the east is now the Railway Museum. Excursion steamboats also brought passengers to Chesapeake Beach from . . . — — Map (db m731) HM
From 1900 until 1935 the Chesapeake Beach Railway carried Washington excursionists through the honeysuckle-scented countryside of Southern Maryland, giving the railway the name of The Honeysuckle Line. The last train left Chesapeake Beach on . . . — — Map (db m162780) HM
This Property has Been Placed
By the United States
Department of the Interior
This railroad station, erected in 1898-1899, is the original eastern terminus of the Chesapeake Beach Railway. . . . — — Map (db m109617) HM
Look and see if you can see any of these fish or reptiles swimming in the creek below.
Keep an eye out for turtles sunning sunning themselves on rocks and the banks of the creek.
Red-eared sliders can live up to 30 years. They have . . . — — Map (db m181868) HM
The forest that you are looking at was planted when this trail was built in 2011. The new forest will add to the habitat for wildlife in the area, helping to reduce the conflict between human activity and animals.
[Sidebar:] . . . — — Map (db m162796) HM
★ Alanson S. Ackerman
Everett W. Ackerman
Henry W. Bowman
Charles M. Buckmaster
William Chaney, Jr.
W. Arthur Clark
William M. Daymude
Joseph E. Dodge . . . — — Map (db m138561) WM
The Chesapeake Beach Railway ran trains to Chesapeake Beach from 1900 until the bankruptcy of the Railway in 1935. After that time the East Washington Railway operated out of the maintenance yard and roundhouse at Seat Pleasant, Maryland. Between . . . — — Map (db m162781) HM
Here you can see the evidence of the railroad that used to bring visitors from Washington D.C. to Chesapeake Beach during the summertime. The Mears Avenue road bed is the same road bed as the Railroad. The Railroad went west along Fishing Creek . . . — — Map (db m162784) HM
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 . . . — — Map (db m181862) HM
The grand Belvedere Hotel stood at this corner from 1900 until it burned in 1923. This was also the location of the southern end of the Boardwalk. A walkway from the Boardwalk to the shore joined 17th Street at the water's edge. From 1914 until the . . . — — Map (db m162777) HM
Near this spot in the early 20th century, steam trains from The Chesapeake Beach Railway discharged passengers from Washington DC. They arrived with great expectations for a busy day enjoying the many amusements of the beach and park. The park . . . — — Map (db m109665) HM
The tree canopy is ahead of you serves as a home to birds and other marsh dwelling animals. Some of the trees that you will see here and along with other parts of the trail includes: black locust, sweetgum, and black cherry trees. . . . — — Map (db m162788) HM
Clean watersheds are important to the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay. The local Fishing Creek watershed is somewhat small in size and serves as a nursery and breeding grounds for many species of wildlife. It is important that we keep the . . . — — Map (db m162794) HM
Switchgrass, a native plant species, has a growing season which occurs from late spring to early fall. During the colder months it becomes dormant. Switchgrass is abundant throughout the United States east of the Rocky Mountains, and into Canada. . . . — — Map (db m181864) HM
During the summer months, white-tailed deer can be seen eating along the creek in the early morning or late afternoon. Deer are good swimmers and can run at up to 30 miles per hour.
You may get a chance to see a river otter along the trail. . . . — — Map (db m181866) HM