• 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?

Brachyphyllum crassicarde fossil

During the Cretaceous Period, 120 million years ago, the Fort Foote property was swamp land, much different from today. Warm adapted plants such as Brachyphyllum crassicarde lived in this habitat (fossil photo to the right). As the climate began to change, this plant as well as many others died out.