The Star-Spangled Banner Trail is a 560-mile route that traverses both land and water across historic sites in DC, Virginia, and Maryland.  It commemorates the events surrounding the War of 1812 in the Chesapeake Bay area.  Congress established the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail in 2008, and the numerous federal agencies involved in its management are still hard at work installing signage and enhancing trail segments. The National Park Service is the primary administrator of the trail, the BLM manages two miles of trail within the Maryland Point area.

Visitors to the Star-Spangled Banner Trail have the opportunity to bike, paddle, view wildlife, visit museums, and immerse themselves in the rich history of this region. For more information, please visit StarSpangledTrail.net.

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Congressional Designation
Created: 2008
Length:  560 miles

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