Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail

The first BLM designated National Scenic Historic Trail segment in the east can be found at the Douglas Point Special Recreation Management Area, part of the Nanjemoy Natural Resource Management Area, which is managed jointly by the BLM and the State of Maryland, Department of Natural Resources. 

The BLM segment of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail (PHNST) is currently natural surface, loops through the 500 acre Douglas Point property, and is open to all non-motorized travel. The highlights of the trail are 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 as a water stop for the State of Maryland water trail component of the PHNST.

For more information about the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail, please select this link.  You may also write to the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail Office, Post Office Box B, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia 25245; or call: 304-535-4014.


National Conservation Lands

Hike, bike, ride or paddle the Potomac Heritage network of trails.