(Kent, Queen Anne’s, Talbot, Caroline counties)
The northern part of Maryland’s Eastern Shore is characterized by the variety of its geography. The landscape is predominately rural with expanses of agricultural and forest lands. There are hundreds of tidal streams, creeks and rivers which all flow to the Chesapeake Bay. The shoreline along the northern Eastern Shore counties is varied and visitors can see steep cliffs and high bluffs give way to streamside forests, wetlands and marsh areas or low lying sandy beaches in most areas. This region features the most shoreline and points of public waterway access sites, of any region in the state thanks to the hundreds of coves, bays, rivers and islands that are found here.
This guide was developed through a partnership between Maryland DNR
and Talbot County. Designed for field use, the guide is printed on
waterproof paper, and has maps which detail five water trails in the
area. The various trails provide a wide variety of paddling experiences
with options for all levels of expertise. Also included is information
on the fees and regulations required to access the county’s public
landings and boat ramps, GPS locations, and amenities at each access
point. Trails depicted in the guide range in length from 1 to 5.2 miles
and include routes on the open waters of the Chesapeake and Eastern
Bays, Miles River and several creeks. This map/guide is available
through the Talbot County Office of Tourism, at 11 South Harrison Street
Easton, MD, by calling 410-770-8000, or visiting www.tourtalbot.org. It
is also available from the DNR Outdoor Store at http://shopdnr.com/trailguides.aspx.
Kent Island Water Trails in Queen Anne’s County was developed through a partnership between Maryland DNR and Queen Anne’s County. This guide was designed for field use, is printed on waterproof paper, and details six different water trails in the Kent Island area. The guide, originally printed in 2010 has been updated and reprinted in 2014.The trails provide a wide variety of paddling experiences so there are options for all levels of expertise. Also included is information on the fees and regulations required to access the county’s public landings and boat ramps, GPS locations, and amenities at each access points. This map/guide is available through the Queen Anne’s County Department of Parks at 1945 4-H Park Road, Centerville, Maryland. It is also available through the DNR Outdoor Store at http://shopdnr.com/trailguides.aspx.
The Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center (CBEC) is a non-profit
organization dedicated to promoting stewardship and environmental
education of the Chesapeake Bay. This map and guide was produce in
partnership with Maryland DNR in 2007. The waterproof / tear-proof guide
highlights three separate water trails which range from 1 mile to 2.8
miles along Marshy Creek, Prospect Bay, and Cabin Creek. CBEC features
extensive marsh and woodland habitat and is a great place for wildlife
enthusiasts to view a variety of wildlife. This water trail map is
available at the CBEC visitor center, by calling 410-827-6694 or
Corsica River Water Trails: Paddling Adventures along Historic Waterways, depicts three paddling routes, which span approximately 8 miles of waterways near Centreville, Maryland. This publication includes maps and information on some of the natural, historic and cultural resources that can be found in the area and provides visitors with information needed to explore and navigate the routes.
Maryland DNR worked with The Town of Centreville, Queen Anne’s County, and the Corsica Conservancy, to develop this publication which debuted in May 2016. View or download a pdf of the Corsica River water trail map. Paper copies of the map are available at Centreville Town Hall, the Chesapeake Exploration Center, and Centreville Outdoors at the Centreville Wharf. For more information contact the Queen Anne’s County Parks at 410-758-0835.
Paper copies of the map are available at Centreville Town Hall, the Chesapeake Exploration Center, and Centreville Outdoors at the Centreville Wharf. For more information contact the Queen Anne’s County Parks at 410-758-0835.
Eastern Neck Island Water Trail
Call 1-877-224-7229to report any of the following
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis MD 21401