For Kids

Children sitting on rocks near shore of waterway
The Potomac Heritage Trail network includes many opportunities for children, youth and families to experience the diversity of the Trail corridor.

Photo: Jerry Sealey

The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network includes many activities for children, youth and families. The first edition of a “Family Adventure Guide,” organized by region, suggests some activities, and the list below includes others at various partner sites throughout the PHT network; contact these sites directly for information on availability and costs, and please contact us with corrections and suggestions. In addition, you can collect Passport stamps and, at some sites, kids can win prizes through the Track Trail program. And all fourth graders--and their families--can receive a free pass to all national parks, lands and waters through the Every Kid in a Park program.

 

Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail (Pennsylvania)

Partner Site NPS Jr. Ranger Program Scavenger Hunts and Other Activity Books Interactive Nature or Visitor Center Online Activities Available Family Programs and Events Track Trail
Laurel Ridge State Park
Fallingwater


 

Great Allegheny Passage & Eastern Continental Divide Loop (Pennsylvania & Maryland)

Partner Site NPS Jr. Ranger Program Scavenger Hunts and Other Activity Books Interactive Nature or Visitor Center Online Activities Available Family Programs and Events Track Trail
Ohiopyle State Park
New Germany State Park
Deep Creek Lake State Park
 

C & O Canal Corridor

Site NPS Jr. Ranger Program Scavenger Hunts & Other Activity Books Interactive Nature or Visitor Center Online Activities Family Programs & Events Track Trail
Antietam National Battlefield
C & O Canal National Historical Park
Fort Frederick State Park
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

 

Northern Virginia

Partner Site NPS Jr. Ranger Program Scavenger Hunts and Other Activity Books Interactive Nature or Visitor Center Online Activities Available Family Programs and Events Track Trail
Algonkian Regional Park
Chatham Manor - Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania NMP
City of Alexandria
Claude Moore Colonial Farm
George Washington's Ferry Farm
George Washington Memorial Parkway

Great Falls Park
Mount Vernon Estate
Occoquan Regional Park
Prince William Forest Park
Riverbend Park
Theodore Roosevelt Island

 

Washington, DC

Partner Site NPS Jr. Ranger Program Scavenger Hunts and Other Activity Books Interactive Nature or Visitor Center Online Activities Available Family Programs and Events Track Trail
Civil War Defenses of Washington
Cultural Tourism DC Heritage Trails
Frederick Douglas National Historic Site
Fort Dupont Park
Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House
Rock Creek Park

 

Southern Maryland

Partner Site NPS Jr. Ranger Program Scavenger Hunts and Other Activity Books Interactive Nature or Visitor Center Online Activities Available Family Programs and Events Track Trail
Hard Bargain Farm - Alice Ferguson Foundation
Fort Washington Park
Historic Saint Mary's City
Oxon Cove Park & Oxon Hill Farm

Piscataway Park

Thomas Stone House National Historic Site
Smallwood State Park

 

Northern Neck of Virginia

Partner Site NPS Jr. Ranger Program Scavenger Hunts and Other Activity Books Interactive Nature or Visitor Center Online Activities Available Family Programs and Events Track Trail
George Washington Birthplace National Monument
George Washington's Ferry Farm
Gunston Hall
Leesylvania State Park
Mason Neck State Park
Stratford Hall
Westmoreland State Park

Last updated: April 6, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

Potomac Heritage NST Office
P. O. Box B

Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

Phone:

(304) 535-4014

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