• Paddling on the Potomac River

    Potomac Heritage

    National Scenic Trail DC,MD,PA,VA

Hike, bike, ride and paddle the Potomac Heritage network of trails

Linking the Potomac and upper Ohio river basins, the Potomac Heritage Trail network follows the paths explored by George Washington. You can follow the same routes today—on foot, bicycle, horse and by boat—exploring contrasting landscapes between the Chesapeake Bay and the Allegheny Highlands.

Did You Know?

Isaac Ingalls Stevens

Built in 1861, Fort Stevens was originally named Fort Massachusetts. It was renamed Fort Stevens in 1863 after Isaac Ingalls Stevens, who was the governor of the Washington Territory.