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Cross Island Trail - Kent Island, MD
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The paved Cross Island Trail is perfect for biking with the whole family. The trail takes you through wetlands and historic districts, so be sure to stop and take in the sights. As you travel along the trail between Terrapin Park on the west shore of Kent Island to Kent Narrows on the east, you can see important aspects of the development of Kent Island from the early 19th century to the early 20th century, especially settlement, commerce, and transportation. Passing through Stevensville, three sites are readily accessible from the trail via the city streets of Stevensville: Cray House (ca. 1820), a rare example of “post and plank” construction; the 1902 Stevensville Train Depot; and the pre-1877 structure that once served as the town’s post office, and is now headquarters of the Kent Island Heritage Society.

From Stevensville east the trail crosses the marshes of Macum and Piney Creeks connecting to the Chesapeake Exploration Center. Stop by the center to pick up information on events in Stevensville and Kent Narrows, and brochures on historic sites and natural sites you may see along the developing trail.

Birding and Wildlife Viewing Hiking
Facilities: Bicycle racks and benches are available the eastern and western ends of the trail. Many visitor services are available in nearby communities.
Size: 15 miles
Accessibility: The trail is wheel chair accessible.

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