History On the Summertime Road III Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail U.S. National Park Service
Along with the new Visitors' center at Jamestown, we discovered the coolest thing in the works in the surrounding waters: the nation's first national water trail! Don't worry that you can't make it this year, they only have in place the first three markers. But talking markers they are! You can visit the markers by website, phone, or mobile browser, but of course, you should go by water. We didn't make it into the James this year, but past visits have shown the area of the Jamestown buoy to be some of the most scenic river coastline you'll find. I've long wanted to spend a fews days patrolling the Chesapeake bay, the completion of this trail will be a powerful incentive to get that done!