Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Southern
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
[See criteria here]
How much is the guidebook? Trails books are absolutely FREE.
Where are the Trails?
Trails encompass the five Southern Maryland Counties: Anne Arundel,
Calvert, Charles, Prince George's and St. Mary's.
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.
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.
Click here for a listing of partner sites and pick up sites.
How can my site become a Trails partner?
If you are located in Southern Maryland and your site meets the
out how to apply.