Water Trails in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed

Tracking has been discontinued since the goal was achieved.  Visit the public access indicator page for current information related enhancing public access and find public access points around the watershed.


For people to deeply value the Bay and the thousands of streams, creeks and rivers that flow into it, they need access to wildlife and the outdoors. Public access areas allow people to enjoy activities such as fishing, swimming, kayaking, hiking and picnicking. Access to natural areas helps people create a personal connection with the Bay watershed and builds support for restoration efforts.


By 2005, increase the number of designated water trails in the Chesapeake Bay region by 500 miles.

Amount completed since 2000

2,184 water trail miles have been developed

Amount completed in 2010

Not updated since goal has been achieved.


Amy Handen

(410) 260-2493

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