• Paddling on the Potomac River

    Potomac Heritage

    National Scenic Trail DC,MD,PA,VA

Things To Do

Hiking, bicycling, boating, running, horseback riding, cross-country skiing; birding, rock climbing and visiting historic sites: The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is a network of trails, places and communities. The links to the pages in this section suggest ways to explore the Trail network by region, mode of travel and Trail segment. In addition, you might consider opportunities to volunteer to assist with Trail-related projects.

Did You Know?

American beaver

By the 1900s, beavers were entirely extirpated from Virginia and were difficult to find across the entire lower 48 states due to over-consumption by humans. In 1950, the Boy Scouts reintroduced 5 beavers into Prince William Forest Park. Today there are more than 80 beavers in the 15,000 acre park.