• Paddling on the Potomac River

    Potomac Heritage

    National Scenic Trail DC,MD,PA,VA

Exploring the Potomac Heritage Trail Network: Backpacking

Itinerary Region
Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail End-to-End* Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail

* Hike is broken into 5 smaller sections

Did You Know?

Patowmack Company lock 1

George Washington's dream of connecting the eastern states with the western frontier led to the creation of the Patowmack Company. Locks were built around unnavigable parts of the Potomac River for improved commerce. The C&O Canal inherited the right of way after the Patowmack Company's demise.