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Potomac Heritage

National Scenic Trail - DC, MD, PA, VA

The Potomac Heritage Trail, also known as the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail or the PHT, is a designated National Scenic Trail corridor spanning parts of the mid-Atlantic and upper southeastern regions of the United States that will connect various trails and historic sites in the states of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. The trail network includes 710 miles (1,140 km) of existing and planned sections, tracing the outstanding natural, historical, and cultural features of the Potomac River corridor, the upper Ohio River watershed in Pennsylvania and western Maryland, and a portion of the Rappahannock River watershed in Virginia.

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Official visitor map of Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (NST) in District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Potomac Heritage - Visitor Map

Official visitor map of Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (NST) in District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Official Visitor Map of Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (NHP) in Washington D.C., Maryland and West Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Chesapeake & Ohio Canal - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park (NHP) in Washington D.C., Maryland and West Virginia. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Official Visitor Map of Piscataway Park in Maryland. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).Piscataway - Visitor Map

Official Visitor Map of Piscataway Park in Maryland. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units

Map of the U.S. National Park System. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Park Units and Regions

Map of the U.S. National Park System with Unified Regions. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).National Park System - National Heritage Areas

Map of the U.S. National Heritage Areas. Published by the National Park Service (NPS).

Visitor Map of Benjamin Rush State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Benjamin Rush - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Benjamin Rush State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Visitor Map of Big Spring State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Big Spring - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Big Spring State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Visitor Map of Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area (SPres) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Boyd Big Tree - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Boyd Big Tree Preserve Conservation Area (SPres) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Visitor Map of Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Buchanan's Birthplace - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Buchanan’s Birthplace State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Visitor Map of Caledonia State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Caledonia - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Caledonia State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Water Depth Map of Canoe Lake in Canoe Creek State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Canoe Creek - Water Depth

Water Depth Map of Canoe Lake in Canoe Creek State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

Visitor Map of Canoe Creek State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.Canoe Creek - Visitor Map

Visitor Map of Canoe Creek State Park (SP) in Pennsylvania. Published by Pennsylvania State Parks.

https://www.nps.gov/pohe/index.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pictured_Rocks_National_Lakeshore The Potomac Heritage Trail, also known as the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail or the PHT, is a designated National Scenic Trail corridor spanning parts of the mid-Atlantic and upper southeastern regions of the United States that will connect various trails and historic sites in the states of Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia. The trail network includes 710 miles (1,140 km) of existing and planned sections, tracing the outstanding natural, historical, and cultural features of the Potomac River corridor, the upper Ohio River watershed in Pennsylvania and western Maryland, and a portion of the Rappahannock River watershed in Virginia. Over thousands of years, the Potomac River wound its way through layers of rock. Carving limestone cliffs, roaring falls, and serene winding bends, these waters created a landscape and shaped a nation. Today, the Potomac River corridor is rich in both history and recreation. Offering a chance to both explore your heritage and choose your adventure along the way. Start your journey below! The administrative office for the NPS Potomac Heritage NST is located at the National Capital Area Office. This is not a visitor center. Fort Frederick State Park American history from the colonial period to the present can be discovered at Fort Frederick State Park. Our 585 acre park features a unique stone fort that served as Maryland’s frontier defense during the French and Indian War. Ohiopyle State Park Visitor Center Located on the southern reaches of the Laurel Ridge, Ohiopyle State Park encompasses approximately 20,500 acres of rugged natural beauty and serves as the gateway to the Laurel Highlands. Close to major metropolitan areas and offering vast choices of activities, Ohiopyle State Park attracts millions of visitors annually. From the PA Turnpike: Take Exit 91, Donegal. Turn left onto PA 31 east. Travel about two miles, turn right onto PA 711 and PA 381 south. Travel ten miles to Normalville, turn left onto PA 381 south. Drive for 11 miles to Ohiopyle. From the South (DC, MD, VA): Take I-270 north to Frederick, then I-70 west to Hancock, then Rt. 40 and I-68 through Cumberland. Take Exit 14 (Keysers Ridge) to Rt. 40 west to Farmington, PA. Turn right onto PA 381 north for eight miles to Ohiopyle. From the South (WV): Take Meyersdale Area Historical Society The Meyersdale Area Historical Society supports and promotes activities chronicling the area’s story and participates in the development of interest, appreciation, preservation and research in the region’s history. Laurel Ridge State Park Headquarters The 70-mile hiking trail stretches along Laurel Mountain from the picturesque Youghiogheny River At Ohiopyle, Pa. to the Conemaugh Gorge near Johnstown, Pa. The trail features overnight trail shelters that must be reserved in advance. Seasoned backpackers challenge themselves on the steep, rugged areas of the trails. Casual hikers enjoy areas that are reasonably level and pleasant for walking. Laurel Ridge State Park is in Cambria, Fayette, Westmoreland, and Somerset counties, Pennsylvania. North GPS DD: Lat. 40.40858 Long. -79.00557 South GPS DD: Lat. 39.87117 Long. -79.49006 Riverbend Park Tucked away in a remote river setting, Riverbend Park has over 400 acres of forest, meadows, and ponds. Trails include a 2.5 mile portion of the Potomac Heritage Trail linking national and regional parkland. Occoquan Historical Society's Mill House Museum he Mill House Museum contains an eclectic collection of documents, photographs, and other artifacts related to Occoquan's history and that of the surrounding region. Over 400 items are catalogued and many of these are on permanent display. One strength is the Society's collection of Occoquan-related photographs. While a number of these are on display in the Museum, many more have yet to be catalogued and made available to the general public. Of the catalogued items, roughly 20% are ceramics and textiles Ramsay House Visitor Center Named for William Ramsay, Scottish merchant and city founder, the building serves as City of Alexandria visitor center. Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright's Pope-Leighey House are sites of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, located on the same grounds in historic Alexandria, Virginia. Visitors are encouraged to explore the contrasting architectural and historical backgrounds of these two unique homes. Our site is also home to the Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture. Rippon Lodge Historic Site Rippon Lodge is the oldest house remaining in Prince William County. Staff with the Historic Preservation serve as leaders in protecting our community's historic and natural resources. We play an active role in the protection, preservation and restoration of natural resources on the land under our care. From Interstate 95: Take Exit 156 (78 E/Dale Boulevard) toward Rippon Landing. Follow Rippon Boulevard across Jefferson Davis Hwy./Rt.1. Turn right onto Blackburn Road. Travel ¼ mile and turn right onto Admiral Black Drive. From Rt. 234: Turn left (north) onto Jefferson Davis Hwy./Rt. 1. Travel 2.9 miles and turn right onto Blackburn Road. Drive approximately one mile and turn left onto Admiral Black Drive. Leesylvania State Park Leesylvania is nestled along the tidal shores of the historic Potomac River. Native Americans lived on this land for thousands of years. Capt. John Smith visited the area in 1608 on his voyage of discovery. It's also the ancestral home of Virginia's legendary Lee and Fairfax families. Listed on the National Register of Historic Landmarks, Leesylvania offers many land and water activities, including hiking, picnicking, fishing and boating. Leesylvania State Park is in the southeast area of Prince William County, about 25 miles from Washington, D.C., and Fredericksburg. From I-95, take Rippon Landing Exit 156, then go east on Dale Blvd. to U.S. 1. Jefferson Davis Hwy. Turn right on Jefferson Davis Hwy., and then turn left onto Neabsco Rd. (Route 610) east for about two miles. Latitude, 38.589344. Longitude, -77.263498. Stafford County Visitor Center at Belmont The Museum Shop is the official home of the Stafford County Visitor Center, where visitors can find information about Stafford County attractions, restaurants, hotels and other amenities. A National Historic Landmark, Gari Melchers Home and Studio is one of just 30 of America’s most significant artists’ spaces included in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Historic Artists’ Homes and Studios consortium. George Washington's Ferry Farm and Historic Kenmore Explore Ferry Farm with the iPad tour, Uncovering George Washington’s Youth—updated for Phase 1 construction, and view the archaeology laboratory and “The Science of History at Ferry Farm” exhibit in the Visitor Center! Visit Historic Kenmore for an expertly guided tour and see the comprehensive refurnishing in progress, including the recent addition of the Drawing Room carpet! Historic Kenmore is located in the heart of Historic Fredericksburg, Virginia, off Interstate 95, halfway between Washington, DC, and Richmond, Virginia. 1201 Washington Ave Fredericksburg,VA 22401 Tel: (540) 373-3381 Fax: (540) 370-0576 Accokeek Foundation at Piscataway Park Today, the Accokeek Foundation partners with the National Park Service to steward 200 acres of Piscataway Park which covers, in total, approximately 5,000 acres, from Piscataway Creek to Marshall Hall on the Potomac River. An effort that began out of a desire to “preserve the view,” in the end has preserved much more. The park is open daily to visitors who enjoy a quiet landscape for recreation and reflection. Tudor Hall of St. Mary's County Historical Society Tudor Hall is an important 18th century house in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Of the Georgian architecture, it is the oldest building in Leonardtown. Tudor Hall was built by the Barnes family, either Abraham or his son, Richard, both of whom were active in the American Revolution. The name Tudor Hall was given to the house by a 19th century owner, Henry G.S. Key, a cousin of Francis Scott Key. Historic St. Mary's City Step back in time for an unforgettable experience on the site where Maryland began. Historic St. Mary’s City is a delightful mix of living history encounters, hands-on activities, archaeology, and nature trails. Historic St. Mary’s City is located off Route 5 in scenic Southern Maryland. Travel time is approximately 1½ hours from Washington, D.C. and Annapolis and 2 hours from Richmond and Baltimore. The street address of the Visitor Center is 18751 Hogaboom Lane, St. Mary’s City and its coordinates are 38.180650, -76.429650 (+38° 10′ 50.34″, -76° 25′ 46.74″). St. Clement's Island Museum The St. Clement’s Island Museum rests on the east shore of the Potomac River overlooking St. Clement’s Island, Maryland's First Colonial Landing in 1634. The Museum’s mission concentrates on Maryland’s earliest history and Potomac River heritage. Directions Take 495/95 to Beltway to Exit 7a (Route 5 South to Waldorf). Follow Route 5 South to Mechanicsville where Route 5 South will bear right toward Leonardtown. Follow Route 5 South to Morganza and turn right onto Route 242 South to the end at Colton’s Point. Follow Museum parking signs. From Virginia: Take State Route 301 to 234 East to Clements. Turn right on Route 242 South to the end at Colton’s Point. Follow Museum parking signs. Map Westmoreland State Park On the Potomac River's Northern Neck, this park offers many opportunities for family fun. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places and has an Olympic-sized swimming pool and an adjacent bathhouse, meeting area, snack bar, camp store and power-boat ramp. You'll also find a visitor center, campgrounds, camping cabins, cabins, a playground, a fishing pier, boat rentals and 6 miles of trails. Fossil collectors enjoy hunting for ancient shark teeth along the Potomac. Facing the Potomac River, the park is six miles northwest of Montross and just off Route 3. From Fredericksburg (I-95), take Rt. 3 east, go about 40 miles to the park's entrance, turning left onto Rt. 347. From Tappahannock, take U.S. 360 East to Warsaw. Turn left onto Rt. 3 west at the third stop light. Stay on this road until about six miles past Montross. Turn right into the park's entrance on Rt. 347. From Richmond, take U.S. 360 East, then follow Tappahannock directions. Stratford Hall Here at Stratford Hall, we provide many opportunities to learn about the land, the lives of the Lee family, and their legacy. From school field trips, summer camps and special events for children to residential symposia for adults on topics like the cultural landscape of the Northern Neck or Robert E. Lee and the Civil War, you will find information in this section that will make your visit to Stratford more rewarding Stratford Hall Plantation is located just off State Route 3 on State Route 214, six miles northwest of Montross, Virginia in Westmoreland County and 42 miles southeast of Fredericksburg, Virginia. Caledon State Park A National Natural Landmark known for its old growth forest and summer home to many American bald eagles, Caledon attracts bird watchers of all ages. Trails, including Boyd's Hole Trail, which leads to the Potomac River, are open year-round. A visitor center with bald eagle exhibits, four picnic areas, a picnic shelter and restrooms also are available. Caledon is located in King George County between Fairview Beach and Owens, 23 miles east of Fredericksburg on Route 218. From Fredericksburg, take 218 East for 23 miles. Caledon is on the left. Or you may take Rt. 3 east 18 miles to a left onto Rt. 206 for six miles, then turn left onto Rt. 218 and go about one mile; Caledon is on the right. From U.S. 301 (MD), turn right onto Rt. 206 for four miles to Rt. 218, then west about one mile. Latitude, 38.333999. Longitude, -77.142639. Smallwood State Park Smallwood State Park in southern Maryland includes a marina, camping cabins and a two-mile hiking trail loop. Western Maryland A man, woman and child stand overlooking a valley of mountains and trees on a sunny summer day. Monroe Run Trailhead, Garrett County C&O Canal Towpath In a wooded setting, a biker is riding along the unpaved C&O Canal Towpath, parallel to the canal. A biker riding along the C&O Canal Towpath Great Allegheny Passage (GAP) A bicycle sits on a bright summer day overlooking the rolling mountains in the distance. Great Allegheny Passage is a bicyclist enthusiasts' dream come true! Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail Signage stating "Enter Trail Here" sits before a trail head in a wooded fall setting with bare trees Trail head entrance signage depicts the start of a trail head segment. Virginia's Northern Neck Two rows of over-turned kayaks sit on the beach with trees and water in the distance on a cloudy day Kayaks are ready for paddlers on the beach! Southern Maryland A wetland with wildlife at Piscataway Park Piscataway Park offers a glimpse into the wildlife living in the wetlands of Southern Maryland. Two Rivers A red kayak floating on the river. Paddling down the river is a popular activity on the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail. Washington, D.C. Across the tidal basic overlooks the Washington Monument and the Jefferson Memorial. The Potomac Heritage NST goes into Washington, D.C., attracting history buffs and bicyclists alike! Northern Virginia A biker riding through an illuminated tunnel in a wooded setting. A biker rides on the trails in Northern Virginia. Memorials for the Future Memorials for the Future, is a competition that aims to rethink the way we develop and experience memorials in Washington, D.C. Memorials for the Future Logo Natural Science, History, & Culture in the National Capital Area Learn more about your National Capital Area park through this guide to natural and cultural resource information. Cultural resource staff clean the Theodore Roosevelt memorial statue at Theodore Roosevelt Island. National Park Getaway: Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail is comprised of a developing network of locally managed, land and water trails between the mouth of the Potomac River and the Allegheny Highlands. The trail passes through portions of five regions with distinct physical features and landscapes in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC. Residents and visitors can explore a variety of historic and natural landscapes within the trail corridor.    Hiker next to a mile post on a wooded trail Ten Tips for Visiting Fort Washington Park Follow these tips to make your visit to Fort Washington Park memorable. The grassy fort in front of a river Ten Tips for Visiting Piscataway Park Make the most of your visit to Piscataway Park with these ten tips. A river at sunset Ten Tips for Visiting Oxon Cove Park Planning a visit to Oxon Cove Park and Oxon Hill Farm? Follow these ten tips for a fantastic farm day! 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