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Eastern Shore Land Conservancy is committed to preserving and sustaining the vibrant communities of the Eastern Shore and the lands and waters that connect them.

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Eastern Shore Regional Trail Vision

Eastern Shore Regional Trail Vision

Trails bring an immense amount of value to any community in the connections they create and the opportunities they foster. As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, we must remember how so many people sought trails for exercise and outdoor reaction. As each county concludes and publishes their Land Preservation Parks and Restoration Plan (LPPRP), we must recognize the collective support for more trails, longer trails, and trails that connect to more places. With the release of the Maryland Department of Transportation’s map of off-road protected trails, we have to grapple with the fact that the Eastern Shore is trailing behind many of its neighbors in regards to trail planning and development. Now is the time for a broader discussion on an Eastern Shore Trail Network and a Coalition to get things moving.

Routes suggested by Trail Workshop 2022 Attendees


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Attendees of the Regional Trail Workshop work with others from their locality of the Eastern Shore to identify potential trail routes