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#mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016: Take the Backroads, Potomac Heritage Trail | by mypubliclands
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#mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016: Take the Backroads, Potomac Heritage Trail

Take the backroads – and waterways – along the historic Potomac River!


A scenic and historically-significant travel destination, the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail makes its way through four different states – Washington D.C., Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In geographical terms, the trail links the Potomac with the upper Ohio River basins. It follows many of the same paths that were explored by one of America’s greatest patriots and the first president of the United States, George Washington.


The BLM Eastern States-managed segment of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail loops through the 500 acre Douglas Point property and is open to all non-motorized travel. The highlights of the trail include the colonial era Chiles homesite as well as a spur trail to a small beach and beautiful Potomac river overlook at the north end of the property. This beach is also a designated water stop for the State of Maryland water trail segment of the PHNST.


Experience history firsthand along this historic byway, but don’t forget the great recreation opportunities for the whole family – from hiking and rock climbing to horseback riding to boating and fishing. Explore #yourlands!

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Uploaded on July 9, 2016