. . . walked on water in Virginia. The little-known Potomac Heritage Trail skirts the south side of the river, splashing through streams as it runs from the heart of the Washington region out past the Capital Beltway. Visit in the fall for the colorful oaks, in the spring for the bright bluebells, or anytime to catch a great view of the Washington Monument as it seemingly rises from the river.
Laura and Joe Tinker hike along the 10-mile Potomac Heritage Trail.
(2001 Photo Michael Lutzky -- The Washington Post)
Potomac Heritage Trail
The 10-mile trail runs between the Theodore Roosevelt Island parking lot and a residential cul-de-sac north of Interstate 495, but access and parking are also available at points along the trail. For more information, call 301-739-4200 or go to www.nps.gov/pohe. A detailed map is available at www.nps.gov/gwmp/ppmaps/pht_map.gif.
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