• Paddling on the Potomac River

    Potomac Heritage

    National Scenic Trail DC,MD,PA,VA

Public Transportation

Public transportation options in many portions of the Trail corridor are extensive, including:

  • AMTRAK Capital Limited and Cardinal routes, making connections to Fredericksburg, VA; Alexandria, VA; Washington, D.C.; Cumberland, MD; and Pittsburgh, PA
  • MARC and VRE regional commuter train service (with a MARC connection to BWI International Airport)
  • long-distance commercial bus services, leaving near Union Stationlocal bus services

Did You Know?

Samuel Cooper

The Civil War Defenses were generally named after well known Union officers (many deceased during the war). This was not always the case. Fort Williams was first named Fort Traitor because the owner, Samuel Cooper (left), pledged an oath to the Union only to become a Confederate later on in the war.