• Paddling on the Potomac River

    Potomac Heritage

    National Scenic Trail DC,MD,PA,VA


The National Park Service brochure for the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network is available through the Trail Office and many visitor centers. To recieve a copy by mail, click on "contact us" and send a note with your request.

Did You Know?

Canal mules in 2004

A mule is a hybrid animal, a mix of a female horse (a mare) and a male donkey (a jack). Remember, "M" for mom, "M" for mare and "D" for dad, "D" for donkey. Switching the parents will produce a hinny. The mule is the superior work animal, preferred by canal boat captains on the C&O Canal.