American Chestnut Land Trust
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Canoing on Parkers Creek.

Welcome to ACLT's Parkers Creek PreserveParkers Creek Preserve

Next on the Calendar

Fall Colors Hike at Double Oak Farm - Sun., Oct 30, 2016

Join us for a guided hike through the beautiful fall colors! Registration required


Important Notice to Hikers

ACLT's NORTH SIDE trails (Prince Frederick) WILL BE CLOSED from Thursday Oct 20-Saturday Oct 29. However, all trails will be open on Sunday October 23.  As always our SOUTH SIDE trails (Port Republic) are open year round. Future gun hunting dates/North Side trail closures: Nov 26-Dec 10, Dec 17-Dec 31, Jan 6-8. All trails are always open on Sundays!

Celebrating 30 Years!


Trail info & maps - Event Calendar - Public Hunting Changes



Visit our Event Blog to find out more and to see the current list of auction items.

Have an item or experience to share for the auction?  Thank You!

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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!


Please consider making 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, an hour's drive from both Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. We invite you to explore ACLT's self-guided hiking trails on your own, join one of our guided canoe trips, or attend one of the activities included in our Calendar of Events to experience our beautiful 3,000-acre preserved area for yourself. We also invite you to get involved in protecting the most pristine watershed on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay by volunteering and becoming a member of the land trust!


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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

2420 Aspen Rd.

Port Republic MD, 20676

Interested in helping our Double Oak Farm?

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


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