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
Guided Winter Hike - Sat., Feb 21, 2015
Guided Winter Hike at Double Oak Farm
See News and Calendar for details.
All ACLT NORTH SIDE trails will be CLOSED for hunting season November 29-December 13, December 20-January 3, and January 9-10. Hunting is not allowed on ACLT managed properties on Sunday, therefore trails are OPEN to hikers on SUNDAYS. All SOUTH SIDE trails are OPEN 365 days a year.