Welcome to the American Chestnut Land Trust's

2018 Guided Canoe Program!



Parkers Creek is one of the most beautiful places in Calvert County, Maryland and is surrounded by 3,000 acres of natural preserved lands - cared for and protected by the American Chestnut Land Trust.  Thanks for your interest in joining us for a paddle up the creek! We know you are going to have a great trip!


Here's some useful info:

  • ACLT provides friendly, expert guides to make your trip fun, informative and safe!  We also offer you the option to use our canoes (2 person) or you are welcome to bring your own canoe/kayak.  Just let us know!


  • Our trips are about 3 hours long and begin by launching into the Chesapeake Bay before turning into the creek.  Be prepared though: if the Bay is choppy, we have to carry the canoes/kayaks to the creek. It takes strength or experience to make the steep turns along the lovely, but very windy waterway. Please be sure you are physically able to participate safely!  Beginners are welcome, but be aware that this trip can be physically strenuous and challenging. It's a great trip but not a "float". For their safety, kids 5 and under are not permitted. No pets.


  • Specific directions and launch locations are sent in the confirmation email following registration.


As a non-profit charity, ACLT asks that our guests help us off-set the trip's expenses with a $15/person program fee which covers our insurance costs.  Thanks for your help!


OPTION: Join ACLT as a Family or Individual and get your 1st Canoe Trip Free!

If you love the natural lands and waterways of Calvert County or simply believe in protecting beautiful places like the Parkers Creek Preserve, and were planning on taking a canoe trip anyway, please consider becoming an ACLT member! Family memberships start at just $35 and can include up to 5 people in one household. Member benefits: 1 free guided canoe trip (for up to 5 household members); invitations to exclusive member-only events; and a 10% discount on merchandise.  Becoming an ACLT member also gives you the satisfaction of knowing that you are helping to care for the beautiful Parkers Creek Preserve as well as promoting land conservation and nature education in the region. Thank you!


***Cancelations: Because Parkers Creek is difficult to access, these canoe trips are in high demand.  Please call the office in advance to cancel so we can accommodate someone on the waitlist.  In order to receive a refund, you must cancel at least 48 hours in advance (by 9:00am the Thursday prior to the planned canoe trip).



We look forward to guiding you along the creek and introducing you to ACLT's magnificent Parkers Creek Preserve.




FEES: $15/person


Please list your guests' names and experience level in the comments section below.


Contact the office at info@acltweb.org if you are registering more than 4 guests or if you have any questions.


Membership trips may not be applied for canoe trips that are full or closed.

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  • $15 (1 guest)
  • $30 (2 guests)
  • $35 Family Membership
  • $45 (3 guests)
  • $60 (4 guests)

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