Maryland Trails Program

Cross Island Trail

In September 2001, Queen Anne's County opened this nice little trail running across Kent Island. The Cross Island Trail starts in the Terrapin Nature Area (located directly across the bay from Sandy Point Beach) and runs all the way to Kent Narrows. This wide, paved trail offers some nice views of the Chesapeake Bay and the surrounding forests of Kent Island. The county has also constructed a couple of nice bridges along the trail which offer great views of the local waterways.

This level 5.8-mile-long paved trail running along Romancoke Road from Matapeake State Park to Romancoke Pier, the Kent Island South Trail is not a rail trail and does not connect with the Cross Island trail. About half of the trail passes through woods and the other half is out in the open without shade. Kent Island is located just across the Bay Bridge from Annapolis.