Visiting the Trail in Winter
Mid-Atlantic winters can bring cold temperatures, snow, ice, and wind. Please use caution when driving the trail route as the weather often creates poor driving conditions in the area. In cold temperatures walk carefully on sidewalks and pavement along the trail as the surfaces may become icy and slippery.
If you plan on enjoying the water portions of the trail, make sure you follow proper water safety. Check your water craft to ensure it is good condition to use and always wear a United States Coast Guard approved, properly-sized life jacket. Follow proper etiquette and rules for safe boating. The waterways are a great way to discover the region's history and natural beauty when done safely.
For tips and instructions on safe boating, please consult the National Safe Boating Council's website.