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?
When the Civil War began, Fort Washington was the only existing fortification for the capital's defense. Fort Washington, nearly 12 miles down the Potomac, was built to guard against enemy ships during the War of 1812.