Experience the Natural Environment and our Scenic Water and Waterfront Trails.

All trails are accessible from the marinas, hotels and restaurants in Kent Narrows. 

CROSS COUNTY CONNECTOR TRAIL IS THE NEWEST EXTENSION TO THE COUNTY TRAIL SYSTEM

 

The new Cross County Connector Trail can be accessed from Kent Narrows Way North and the trail head located at Long Point Park in Grasonville.

 

TRAIL PARKING: 

Those wishing to use the trail may park for free in the Public Lot under the east side of the Kent Narrows Bridge.

 

The combination boardwalk and asphalt trail connects to the Cross Island Trail extending the trail east from Kent Narrows for 1.3 miles. The trail runs parallel to the westbound side of Rt. 301/50.  Scenic vistas of the Chester River can be viewed from this section of the trail.

 

The trail head at  Long Point Park in Grasonville is located on Jackson Creek Road next to the Royal Farms store.

 

Please note: there is no parking area designated for this park. This means those who wish to park their vehicles are advised to use the lot under the Kent Narrows Bridge.

CROSS ISLAND TRAIL

The six-mile Cross Island Trail traverses the width of Kent Island and may be accessed from many points across Kent Island. The Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center serves as a trail head and is a Chesapeake Bay Gateway hub. The trail This section of the trail was completed in 2001 and completes a segment of the American Discovery Trail.

From Kent Narrows, the trail crosses Kent Island from Kent Narrows and to Terrapin Nature Park, which is located on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay is Stevensville. Views of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Bridge can be scene from the Park. The beach here is a popular place for seaglass hunting, hiking, biking, and picnicking. 

TRAIL PARKING AT KENT NARROWS

From the Kent Narrows Waterfront area the best place to park to access this trail is under the western of the Kent Narrow Bridges in the public lots or at the lot at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center lot. Take exit 41 to access those lots.  

Take the trail over the Kent Narrows Drawbridge for a view of the scenic Kent Narrows!

The Cross Island Trail trail continues over the Watermen's Memorial Bridge in Kent Narrows on Maryland Route 18. 

 

Take the pathway along Piney Narrows Road and stay to the left side of Rt. 18.

 

The Watermen's Monument, restaurants, shops, marinas and entertainment venues are located on the other side of the bridge.

 

TRAIL PARKING TO TAKE A WALK OVER THE WATERMEN'S MEMORIAL BRIDGE
The best place to park to access the section of the trail is under the Kent Narrow Bridge in the public lots. Take exit 41 to reach these lots. 

ACCESS THE TRAIL FROM OTHER POINTS ON KENT ISLAND

Public parking is available at multiple locations across Kent Island including the lots at various schools, the Kent Island library, Island Dog Park, and the soon-to-be completed trailhead at Piney Creek Road.

Link to Cross Island Trail Map. This map does not show the new connector trail. 

TRAILS AT FERRY POINT PARK

 

Nature and outdoor recreation enthusiasts are pleased to learn that the trailhead to Ferry Point Park is located at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center. This 41-acre nature park sits on the Chester River and offers a two-mile walking trail.

 

The trail features a wooden bridge that leads to scenic vistas. Ferry Point Nature Park provides eco-tourist opportunities to view birds and wildlife unique to the region.

The trail divides at a sandy beach area located on the scenic Chester River. 

There are a few picnic tables and places to sit in the park. 

Please carry out all of your trash. Dogs must be on a leash and waste must be picked up.

TRAIL PARKING FOR FERRY POINT PARK TRAILS

You may use the lot at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center to access these trails. 

Stories of the Kent Narrows Logo Screen

Watermen's Way Heritage Trail

The Watermen's Heritage Trail utilizes the trails at Ferry Point and the Cross Island Trail.

 

Heritage sites long the trail are identified and interpreted on signs that line the trail and also with short online videos.

 

Visit our Stories of th Kent Narrows web site to link to the videos and to more detailed itineraries.

Trail maps are available at the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center, the Queen Anne's County Chamber of Commerce and at businesses and restaurants throughout the Kent Narrows.

PARKING

Can be found at many locations throughout the Kent Narrows Waterfront. A good starting point is at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center or at your hotel. 

WATER TRAILS

For those who enjoy paddling, our water trails are mapped throughout the Kent Narrows area. Click here for a Kent Island/ Kent Narrows Water Trail Map.

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