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Celebrate Trails Day

Save the date for Celebrate Trails Day on Saturday, April 27th! We hope you will join ESLC and our trail partners and advocates from all across the Eastern Shore in celebrating our amazing trails this spring. First started by the Rails to Trails Conservancy in 2013, Celebrate Trails Day is more than a day outside—it’s an opportunity to enjoy your local trails while appreciating the many ways that trails make an impact on our lives and communities. It’s an opportunity to show how beneficial our current trails are and why we need more trails, longer trails, and trails that better connect diverse destinations.

On Saturday April 27th, the Eastern Shore Trail Network Steering Committee will lead various trail walks at locations across the Shore, including Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge and the Town of Oxford. Steering Committee Chair and ESLC Land Use and Policy Director, Owen Bailey, will lead the walk along Chestertown’s Gilchrest Rail Trail, a scenic path that curves past the Chester River dockyard, a historic farm supply warehouse, vintage rail lines, and picturesque Washington College.



Join Us At One Of These Locations!

Oxford Connector Trails

  • Meeting spot is the parking lot opposite Pope’s Tavern
  • 2 pm
  • Led by Cameron Mactavish, Board President of Talbot Thrive
  • Learn more about Talbot Thrive: https://talbotthrive.org/

Gilchrest Rail Trail (Chestertown)

Cypress Branch State Park (Millington)

Summerfields Trail (Snow Hill)

  • Meeting spot is at the Lower Shore Land Trust office on 100 River Street in Snow Hill
  • Event begins at 9:30 am
  • Led by Laura Scharle, Founder of Delmarva Trails and Waterways
  • Attendees are encouraged to explore the trails
  • Learn more about Worcester County Bike and Pedestrian Coalition: https://www.facebook.com/WoCoBikePed/

Blackwater Wildlife Refuge (Cambridge)

  • Check back soon for more details.

413 Rail to Trail (Crisfield)

  • Check back soon for more details.

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