It’s National Bike Month-Get Out & Ride!
May is National Bike Month! What better way to get to know Queen Anne’s County than to explore it by bicycle! From popular road routes to Nature Parks and paved bike trails, there are routes for both the novice and advanced cyclists.
Cross Island Trail
Enjoy the view while exploring our most popular route, the Cross Island Trail! Once the rail corridor through Kent Island, this 7 mile protected trail spans from Terrapin Nature Park (additional trails can be found within the Nature Park) to the Kent Narrows Waterfront wandering 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. This is a relatively flat, well-maintained paved trail that is suitable for all ages and abilities.
South Island Trail
The South Island Trail is the sister trail to our popular Cross Island Trail. The trail runs parallel to MD Route 8 South for its entire length. This 7 mile trail begins at Matapeake State Park and ends at Romancoke Fishing Pier, offering a paved off-road route for bicyclists as they travel through shaded wood areas and wide open spaces in Queen Anne’s County.
Combine both trails for a 28 mile round trip ride! Cross/South Island Trail Map
Reminder- trails can be crowded during peak usage, so this may not be the ride for you if the goal is speed.
Hit the Road!
With 7 different road routes to choose from, you’ll experience everything from water views to back country roads!
Looking for a hard copy trail map? Visit us at the Chesapeake Heritage & Visitor Center!Back to Blog