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NPS Chesapeake Explorer

NPS Chesapeake Explorer

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This is the official National Park Service app for exploring parks and trails in the Chesapeake Bay region – including the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network, and national and state parks.

The Chesapeake Explorer app helps you discover the places where you can experience the Bay region’s beauty, history, and heritage firsthand. Find and visit places by activity, trail name, or type of site. Take a suggested tour, build your own tour, tag favorites, share photos of your visit or save places for visiting later. The app includes over 400 sites across six states.

Features

Plan Your Visit – plan your visit to one or several of more than 400 parks and historic sites in the Chesapeake –find locations, hours of operation, fees, and other helpful information. Learn the history of some these natural areas and historic places.

Maps – enable geo-location to find sites nearby, zoom in and out, and finger-scroll to better view sites. Generate driving directions on demand to any site in the app.

Search by National Park or National Trail – locate national parks and trails nearby, or access a comprehensive list. Plan your visit to one or more places on the Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail, Captain John Smith Chesapeake National Historic Trail, Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, or Chesapeake Bay Gateways and Watertrails Network.

Search by Activity -- find hiking, biking, boating, fishing, camping, and birdwatching opportunities nearby.

Search by Site Type – locate nearby parks, preserves, trails, or historic sites and museums, or view a comprehensive list to help you plan your visit.

Suggested Tours – follow suggested history, driving, biking or walking tours. Tours provide turn-by-turn directions and approximate travel times.

My Tour -- create personal tours -- just tap the “+” at the bottom right of a site page. The app maps and saves the route for viewing later. Edit tours anytime and get driving directions.

My Favorites – tag your favorites to revisit later.

Add to Places Visited – tag sites visited and keep track of your explorations throughout the Chesapeake region.

Share the Adventure – share your visit on Facebook or Twitter, or email friends and family.

Send a Postcard – snap a photo to remember your visit, or send a digital postcard to friends and family with the tap of a button.

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Comments and ratings for NPS Chesapeake Explorer
  • (32 stars)

    by Stan Hopkins on 08/05/2014

    Your tax dollars at work?

  • (32 stars)

    by Josh R on 30/04/2014

    Nothing in Annapolis area ... no chart maps...

  • (32 stars)

    by Tom Clarke on 29/01/2014

    Love the concept but every time I try to explore by tapping the name of an activity/ park, the app closes. Unfortunately I'm uninstalling as quickly as I installed it...

  • (32 stars)

    by eric haynes on 01/01/2014

    Keeps crashing

  • (32 stars)

    by roger stewart on 08/09/2013

    This application does not work. Do not install this application.

  • (32 stars)

    by Bill Hamlin on 05/09/2013

    Keeps going back to play store download page.

  • (32 stars)

    by Faith Davis on 30/08/2013

    Unfortunately it freezes and closes when I touch a location on my S3. Unistalled.