New Kids in Parks Track Trail
Kids in Parks provides a network of family friendly trails, called TRACK Trails, that connect various public lands in an attempt to get kids "un-plugged", outdoors and reconnected with nature for their health and the health of our parks. The Antietam Track Trail starts at the historic Mumma Farm (Stop #6 on the driving tour route).Trail brochures which can be found at the visitor center include Natures Hide and Seek, Birds of the Greater Washington DC Area National Parks, Mumma and Roulette Farms Scavenger Hunt, and the Need for Trees. Trail brochures can also be downloaded by visiting http://www.kidsinparks.com/trails/md/antietam-national-battlefield. For more information, please contact the park visitor center at 301-432-5124.
Did You Know?
Robert Gould Shaw served as a Captain in the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry and was wounded in the Cornfield at Antietam before taking command of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry made famous in the movie Glory.