The American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT) is a local land trust located in Calvert County, Maryland, an hour's drive from both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. We invite you to explore ACLT's self-guided hiking trails on your own, join one of our guided canoe trips, or attend one of the activities included in our Calendar of Events to experience our beautiful 3,000-acre preserved area for yourself. We also invite you to get involved in protecting the most pristine watershed on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay by volunteering and becoming a member of the land trust.
ACLT is a nonprofit land conservation organization in Calvert County, Maryland. Originally founded in 1986 to save a small parcel of land containing the state's largest American Chestnut tree, today we have grown to a 3,000 acre preserved area surrounding the beautiful watersheds of Parkers Creek and Governors Run along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay.
Find out how you can explore ACLT lands by foot or canoe and how you can get involved in ACLT's dynamic community of members and volunteers connecting people with the land.
Next on the Calendar
Vine Vindicator Work Day - Sat., Jan 25, 2014
Join the Vine Vindicator Crew as they work to improve the ACLT lands for native plant species.
See News and Calendar for details.
The trails on the North Side of Parkers Creek (accessible from the North Side Trailhead, 676 Double Oak Road, Prince Frederick, MD and the Prince Frederick Trailhead, 105 Vianney Lane, Prince Frederick, MD) will be TEMPORARILY CLOSED for deer herd management on the following dates:
October 17 - 26, 2013
November 16, 2013
November 30 - December 14, 2013
December 21 - January 4, 2014
January 10 - 12, 2014
The trails on the North Side of Parkers Creek will be OPEN ON SUNDAYS on December 15th, 22th, 29th and January 5th.
Our South Side trails, accessible from 1985 Scientists Cliffs Road, Port Republic, MD are OPEN 365 days a year.