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.
Those wishing to use the trail may park for free in the public lot under the east side of the Kent Narrows Bridge. Please do not use the Holiday Inn Lot unless you are a guest there.
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 Long Point Road at the intersection of Jackson Creek and Long Point Roads. There is limited parking off of Jackson Creek Road and off of the access road that leads to Long Point.
Click the seagull icon for a map of the Kent Narrows Region with the trails marked on it.
The six-mile Cross Island Trail traverses the width of Kent Island.
The Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center*, located on Piney Narrows Road in Kent Narrows serves as a trail head and a Chesapeake Bay Gateway hub.
From Kent Narrows, the trail crosses Kent Island continues to Terrapin Nature Park. which is located on the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay in the Stevensville region. The beach here is a popular place for sea glass hunting, hiking, biking, and picnicking. Please not large coolers, tents or large beach umbrellas are not allowed. This is not a swimming beach.
TRAIL PARKING AT KENT NARROWS
The best place to park to access the Cross Island Trail is in the lots under the western or eastern sides of the Kent Narrows Bridge or in the public lots at the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center. Take exit 41or 42 to access those lots. These lots do not allow overnight parking.
HOW TO ACCESS THE TRAIL FROM OTHER POINTS ON KENT ISLAND
The trail is accessed from many other points across Kent Island. Public parking is available at multiple locations including the lots at various schools, the Kent Island library, Island Dog Park, and the soon-to-be completed trailhead at Piney Creek Road.
* The Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center was originally known as the Chesapeake Exploration Center and that label still appears on some older maps.
TRAILS AT FERRY POINT NATURE PARK
Nature and outdoor recreation enthusiasts are pleased to learn that the trailhead to Ferry Point Park is located at the Chesapeake Heritage & 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. Check out our Nature in the Narrows Facebook Page to learn about the flora, fauna, birds, animals and fish that live here.
The trail divides at a sandy 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. Bags for dog waste are offered at the entrance to the park.
Please note that the Park can only be accessed from the entrance at the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitors Center.
Online map apps may take you to Swan Cover Lane. There is no entrance available from this Road. Please type in 425 Piney Narrows Road, Chester, MD. This address will take you to the entrance. Look for the boardwalk train on the north side of the Center.
TRAIL PARKING FOR FERRY POINT PARK
Use the lot at the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center to access these trails.
The Watermen's Heritage Trail utilizes the trails at Ferry Point Park and the Cross Island Trail.
Heritage sites along the trail are identified with interpretative signs.
Visit the Stories of Kent Narrows web site to link to the videos and to more detailed walking itineraries.
Trail maps are available at the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center, the Queen Anne's County Chamber of Commerce and at businesses and restaurants throughout the Kent Narrows.
Trail parking can be found at many locations throughout the Kent Narrows Waterfront. If you are unfamiliar with the area, a good place to start is the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitors Center.
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.