Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of the John Smith Chesapeake Trail  from your computer or mobile device.

While nothing beats the experience of seeing the beauty of the Chesapeake firsthand, we’ve created 10 virtual river tours along the trail, similar to Google Street View, so that you can plan your next adventure. Take a virtual tour of some of the trail’s scenic rivers, scope out the access site you plan to use, or just soak in the beauty from your screen with the perspective of a paddler. Our hope is to bring you a virtual tour of the entire John Smith Chesapeake Trail made possible by our supporters and through partnerships. Read more about the technology deployed in this partnership with Terrain360.com. We hope that the virtual tour will inspire and help plan a real trip to these beautiful rivers of the Chesapeake.

Explore the Elk River


Explore the James River – Courtesy of the James River Association


Explore the Nanticoke River

Explore the Northeast


Explore the Patapsco River


Explore Baltimore’s Inner Harbor on the Patapsco

Explore the Potomac


Explore Mallows Bay-Potomac River


Explore the Rappahannock River


Explore Fones Cliffs, along the Rappahannock River

Explore the Sassafras


Explore the Susquehanna River


Explore the Susquehanna River’s West Branch

Explore the York River

Explore Werowocomoco, an archaelogical site along the York River