Potomac Heritage Trail Map

General Information and Special Report

Potomac Heritage Trail Map

Title:

Potomac Heritage Trail Map

Author:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
Prince George's County Planning Department

Source of Copies:

The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
14741 Governor Oden Bowie Drive
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Number of Pages:
1

Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Since 1975 the idea of a trail parallel to the Potomac River has been incorporated into various county trail plans and master plans. These local trail segments contribute to the idea of a continuous route between the Chesapeake Bay ‘and the Allegheny Highlands. Responding to such interest, a corridor for a Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail was designated by Congress in 1983 as an amendment to the National Trails System Act. A study of the concept in 1987 examined the feasibility of such a multiuse trail and explored potential routes in Prince George’s County, Maryland, between Piscataway Park and the District of Columbia. In 1999 a subcommittee of the Prince George’s County’s Bicycle and Trails Advisory Group (BTAG) began to explore further routes for both an on-road bicycling route and the potential for trail alignments away from traffic to serve the needs of walkers, joggers, equestrians, and cyclists.

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