• Paddling on the Potomac River

    Potomac Heritage

    National Scenic Trail DC,MD,PA,VA

Exploring the Potomac Heritage Trail Network

There are many different ways to enjoy the evolving Trail network. These pages provide a means to explore the network by regions and by activities.

 
 

Did You Know?

drawing: Da Vinci's lock design 1485

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.