Nature & Science
The Trail network provides access to many unique ecosystems within five distinct geographic regions. Below are links to some documents to help you explore these special places. To recommend additions, please click on "Contact Us."
Paleontology of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (Loughney, 2012; PDF 2.3 MB)
Did You Know?
Transporting goods and people by canal dates back to antiquity. The lock gates used on the C&O Canal were an adaptation of a design by Leonardo DaVinci in the late 1400's. Until the advent of the railroad, water travel was far superior to land travel.