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Citizens in the Potomac Heritage Trail corridor are rediscovering history and reclaiming access to rivers and other outdoor places. The designation of a Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail corridor in 1983, an amendment to the National Trails System Act, is being used by communities. read more...
Phone: 202-619-7222 Price Range: N/A Open Season: N/A Camping: No
Nearest Popular City: Harpers Ferry Nearest Lake/River: N/A Park Type: National Historic Trail Activities: Birding, Boating and Watercraft, Biking / Bicycling, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting and Shooting, Backpacking, Cross Country Skiing, Swimming, Wildlife Watching, Rock Climbing, Whitewater Rafting, Kayaking, Nature Walks, Interpretive Programs, Snowshoeing, Star Gazing, Tours Details Provided By: Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail
In 1838, the United States government forcibly removed more than 16,000 Cherokee Indian people from their homelands in Tennessee, Alabama, North Carolina, and Georgia, and sent them to Indian Territory (today known as Oklahoma). The impact to the Cherokee was devastating. Hundreds of Cherokee died during their trip west, and thousands more perished from the consequences of relocation. This tragic chapter in American and Cherokee history became known as the Trail of Tears, and culminated the implementation of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, which mandated the removal of all American Indian tribes east of the Mississippi River to lands in the West. read more...
Phone: (505) 988-6888 Price Range: N/A Open Season: N/A Camping: No
Nearest Popular City: Santa Fe Nearest Lake/River: N/A Park Type: National Historic Trail Activities: Auto Touring, Interpretive Programs Details Provided By: Trail Of Tears National Historic Trail
Calm or dancing waters surrounded by shades of green, the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway provides 252 miles of recreational opportunities. Canoe amid the northwoods, where wolves, deer, otter and porcupine can be seen or boat surrounded by wooded bluffs and historic towns. The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968 created a thin narrow corridor of protection for the St. Croix and Namekagon Rivers. read more...
Phone: 715-483-3284 Price Range: N/A Open Season: N/A Camping: Yes
Nearest Popular City: Saint Croix Falls Nearest Lake/River: N/A Park Type: National Park, National Historic Trail Activities: Birding, Boating and Watercraft, Fishing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting and Shooting, Cross Country Skiing, Wildlife Watching, Kayaking, Interpretive Programs, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling Details Provided By: Saint Croix National Scenic River