Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Southern Maryland Trails? The Trails are a network of partner sites published in a colorful and informative guide book and on an interactive website. The guidebook is arranged to make it easy for visitors to plan a "Trails Trip" for a day or a weekend.

Who is on the Trails? Trails include sites that celebrate our area's natural culture and heritage: farms, art studios and galleries, eateries, lodgings and more. The emphasis is on quality and authenticity: things that are hand-made, locally grown and harvested, etc. [See criteria here]

How much is the guidebook? Trails books are absolutely FREE.

Where are the Trails? The Trails encompass the five Southern Maryland Counties: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's.

Why do the Trails exist? The purpose of the Trails is to encourage visitors from inside and outside this area to explore the farm-based activities, original arts and local hospitality this area has to offer.

Where can I get my free Trails guidebook? The books are distributed in area visitors centers, libraries, at most partner sites and at the the Southern Maryland Agricultural Development Commission office in Hughesville. You can order the Trails book or any SMADC publication online and have it mailed to you (a shipping feel will apply). See the publication order page HERE.

How can my site become a Trails partner? If you are located in Southern Maryland and your site meets the Trails criteria, click here to find out how to apply.



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