American Chestnut Land Trust
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Canoing on Parkers Creek.

Welcome to ACLT's Parkers Creek PreserveParkers Creek Preserve

Upcoming Event

Guided Winter Hike at Double Oak - Sat., Feb 20, 2016

ACLT's Annual Guided Winter Hike: join us for a brisk hike to the Chesapeake Bay and Parkers Creek Overlooks!


News from ACLT


2016 Calendar of events released:


ACLT's Online Calendar with registration


ACLT's Complete 2016 Calendar (Printable PDF)




ACLT's Master Naturalist Class:

Registration Deadline: Monday FEB 15!

2016 Maryland Master Naturalist Program

View Flyer  * Application * More Information * Class Fee: $250


Double Oak Farm

Double Oak FarmACLT is very proud of our volunteer run Double Oak Farm, located next to our North Side Trailhead in Prince Frederick, Maryland. More than 4500 pounds of naturally grown, fresh vegetables were donated to local Calvert County food pantries during 2015.


We also enjoyed teaching guests to grow their own healthy food! Our EDGE Garden (Educational Demonstration Garden Experiment) - which demontrates a dozen easy at home natural growing techniques among other earth friendly gardening examples - offered tours to garden clubs, school groups and farmers market visitors. In addition, it produced a cabbage the size of a basketball, a sunflower larger than a hubcap, and a 26lb sweet potato!


We look forward to 2016 and hope to see you in the garden!


Make a donation designated to support ACLT's Double Oak Farm and EDGE Garden. Thank you!



The American Chestnut Land Trust (ACLT) is located in Calvert County, Maryland. We invite you to explore ACLT's hiking trails, join one of our guided canoe trips, or attend one of our Event & Activities to experience our beautiful 3,000-acre preserve. Get involved in protecting the most pristine watershed on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay by volunteering and becoming a member!


Land Trust Alliance accreditation.


ACLT Annual Meeting:

March 12, 2016

SJV Family Center

9:30am - 11:30am


RSVP for meeting only


RSVP for meeting & luncheon


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Upcoming Events

Trail Info

ACLT Newsletter



North Side Trail Head/

Double Oak Farm:

Off of Dares Beach Rd

Google Maps is incorrect

676 Double Oak Rd

Prince Frederick, MD 20678


South Side Trail Head:

On Scientists Cliff Rd.

across from

Gate A,

Port Republic MD, 20676

Interested in helping our Double Oak Farm?

Support Double Oak Farm


Visit the EDGE Garden

2nd Sundays Farmers Market; 2nd Sunday Farmers Market; Second Sunday Farmer's Market; Parkers Creek Preserve


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