Friday, July 8, 2016

National Lands: Maryland (Part 1)

English: Stream to the Potomac River underneat...
English: Stream to the Potomac River underneath the footbridge from the parking lot to Glen Echo Park. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Clara Barton National Historic Site is located just outside Washington, D.C. Glen Echo is on the Potomac River with Interstate 495 as the closest interstate. The site honors Clara Barton's life of service to others. Hampton National Historic Site is accessible by Interstates 70, 95 and 695. It is located north of Baltimore in Towson. This 63-acre park has tours of the mansion and farm. The Thomas Stone National Historic Site celebrates one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The park is located in Port Tobacco which is south of Washington, D.C. Interstates 95 and 495 are to the north. Catoctin Mountain Park is located to the east of Hagerstown. Interstate 70 is to the southwest and Interstate 81 is to the west. The area has 25 miles of hiking trails. Other activities include camping, fishing, horseback riding and rock climbing.  Fort Foote Park contains what is left of this fort that helped protect DC during the war. The fort is just south of Interstate 95/495 in Oxon Hill which is just east of the Potomac River. Fort Washington Park is south of Fort Foote and provided protection for DC on the river. Close to that park is Piscataway Park where fishing and boating are available. Glen Echo Park had been an amusement park until 1968. Cultural events take place here. The carousel and children's theater are other attractions. The closest interstate is Interstate 495 which is to the west. The town is on the Potomac River. The Greenbelt Park has camping, trails and picnic facilities. It is located on Interstate 95/495 in the northeast section of the beltway.
English: This is the Chimney Rock Vista at Cat...
English: This is the Chimney Rock Vista at Catoctin Mountain Park (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Appalachian National Scenic Trail covers fourteen states. In Maryland the trail runs from Catoctin Mountain Park to Harpers Ferry. The Captain John Smith Chesapeake honors the work of John Smith and his men in mapping 3,000 miles of the Bay area. The Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail provides opportunities for biking, hiking and boating. It travels in three states and DC. In Maryland it crosses the state west of Hagerstown. The Star-Spangled Banner National Historic Trail begins in Solomons which is in the southeast corner of the state west of Chesapeake Bay. The Washington-Rochambeau National Historic Trail travels through nine states and DC. In Maryland the trail runs just to the west of Chesapeake Bay.

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