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The designation of a Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail corridor, enacted and signed in 1983 as an amendment to the National Trails System Act.

It is being used by communities in Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and Pennsylvania to develop and make connections among trails, historic sites and a range of recreational and educational opportunities.

Three trails are currently recognized as segments of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail: the 184.5-mile C & O Canal Towpath, managed by Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park; the 17-mile Mount Vernon Trail, managed by George Washington Memorial Parkway; and the 70-mile Laurel Highlands Trail, managed by Laurel Ridge State Park, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

   

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Email - phnst@nps.gov

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Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
Post Office Box B
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425

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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Post Office Box 4
Sharpsburg, MD 21782

Phone
Headquarters Recorded Message - 304-535-4014
Visitor Information - 301-739-4200
Visitor Information - 703-289-2500
Visitor Information - 412-455-3744

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail.
 Campgrounds Near Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail:
C and O Canal NHP - Huckleberry Hill, Harpers Ferry, 2 miles away
KOA Kampgrounds, Harpers Ferry, 2 miles away
Harpers Ferry KOA, Harpers Ferry, 3 miles away
Antietam Creek Campground, Washington County, 5 miles away
River and Trail Outfitters, Knoxville, 5 miles away
David Lesser Shelter - Appalachian Trail, Millville, 6 miles away
Killiansburg Cave Campground, Washington County, 6 miles away
 Hotels Near Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail:
Clarion Inn Harpers Ferry-Charles Town, Harpers Ferry , 2 miles away
Econo Lodge Harpers Ferry, Harpers Ferry , 3 miles away
Lily Garden Bed And Breakfast, Harpers Ferry , 3 miles away
Holiday Inn Express CHARLES TOWN, Corporation of Ranson , 5 miles away
Hampton Inn - Suites Charles Town WV, Charles Town , 5 miles away
Home2 Suites By Hilton Charles Town, Corporation of Ranson , 5 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Charles Town, Charles Town , 5 miles away
 Trails Near Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail:
Loudoun Heights Trail, Jefferson County , 3 miles away
Snavelys Ford Trail, Washington County , 6 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Washington County , 8 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Sussex County , 8 miles away
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Bennington County , 8 miles away
 Ski Areas Near Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail:
Ski Liberty, Pennsylvania , 36 miles away, 620 foot drop, 8 lifts, 16 runs
Ski Roundtop, Pennsylvania , 72 miles away, 600 foot drop, 11 lifts, 15 runs
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 74 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Blue Knob, Pennsylvania , 74 miles away, 1072 foot drop, 7 lifts, 34 runs
Tussey Mountain, Pennsylvania , 76 miles away, 500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
Massanutten, Virginia , 84 miles away, 1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
 Whitewater Near Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail:
Potomac River, Jefferson WV Washington MD County , 2 miles away, Class II+ - 2.5 miles long (Harpers Ferry - Dam #3 to Route 340)
Shenandoah River, Grant Jefferson Loudon County , 3 miles away, Class II-III - 7 miles long (Millville to Harpers Ferry)
Potomac River, Frederick Washington County , 4 miles away, Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Sandy Hook to Point of Rocks)
Whitewater Outfitter - BTI Whitewater, Loudoun County , 5 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Shenandoah River, Jefferson County , 5 miles away, Class I-II - 3.7 miles long (West Virginia 9 to Millville)
 Public Lands Near Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail:
Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Harpers Ferry - WV , 0 miles away
Catoctin Mountain Park, Thurmont - MD , 28 miles away
Wolf Trap Farm Park, Vienna - VA , 42 miles away
Greenbrier State Park, West Virginia , 15 miles away
Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia , 23 miles away
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland , 35 miles away
Cacapon State Park, West Virginia , 37 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail:
Cress Creek, Shepherdstown , 6 miles away
Locust Hill Golf Course, Charles Town , 7 miles away
Blue Ridge Country Club, Galax , 11 miles away
Virginia National Golf Club, Bluemont , 13 miles away
Stonebridge Golf Club, Martinsburg , 14 miles away

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