Paddle the Potomac Heritage Trail

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail 

Paddle the Potomac Heritage Trail

Kayaker travels through misty water with mountains around waterway
Paddling the Potomac Heritage Trail provides several options, with each which varies in difficulty

NPS Photo / Briggs

Paddling on the Potomac River is an absolute must in order to experience all the Potomac Heritage Trail has to offer. Its importance dates back to George Washington’s time when he viewed the River as an essential transportation route. Today, the River’s is just as important for fishing boats and recreational activities.

There are several options for paddling the Potomac River, each which varies in difficulty.