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Cross Island Trail

Admission Fee

Free General Admission - Call for Reservation Pricing


Cross Island Trail Map


  1. Benches
  2. Hiker/Biker Trail
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Restrooms
  5. Water

Description: This tree-lined linear park offers a safe avenue for non-vehicular transportation. The trail is 6.5 miles long, spanning east to west from Terrapin Park to the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center at Kent Narrows, with future plans for expansion. The trail wanders through farmlands, meadows and woods accented with ornamental trees. Flanked by park benches, the trail crosses several creeks with wooden bridges, offering a spectacular view of waterfowl and wetlands. Portable toilets are available year round.

Directions: Accessible at various locations along the trail. From east to west off street parking is available at the Terrapin Nature Park, Old Love Point Park, Castle Marina Road, the Chesapeake Heritage and Visitor Center and the public lots beneath the Kent Narrows US 50/301 Bridge. These lots are open daily from Sunrise to Sunset.
 Pets: Allowed on leash (doggie bags provided)
 Fees: None

On April 26, 2022, Queen Anne's County Commissioners and the Department of Parks and Recreation celebrated the opening of our newest park amenity, the Cross Island Trailhead at Macuum Creek. This newest park amenity features restrooms, a parking area and new landscaping. The location is 1701 Piney Creek Road in Chester.

Bathroom Ribbon Cutting