C&D Canal Recreational Trail



Bike, Hike or Run, Walk on the newly completed Ben Cardin C&D Canal Trail. The Trailhead to Maryland’s portion of this new waterfront trail sits at the foot of North Chesapeake City’s Lock Street, adjacent to the town Ferry Dock.

The Ben Cardin segment of the Trail connects with Delaware’s Mike Castle Trail and wanders along the canal, end to end, for 17 miles to Delaware City. A short distance from Chesapeake City’s trailhead is Schaefers Restaurant and Canal Bar. In season, Chesapeake City’s Town Ferry is available for trail users to cross the canal to the South Side of Chesapeake City for shopping and more dining opportunities. Bike racks are installed at the Trailhead and at Schaefers Restaurant.