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PHTA volunteers cleared the Potomac Heritage Trail at Bles Park on Saturday, April 19, after two previous tries were snowed out. Bles Park is the green area on the map, along the shoreline of the Potomac River and Broad Run.  The cleared section is the turquoise line north of Point D on the map (about 3000 feet). Parking for this trail is at A on the map. It's off Riverside Parkway at the bottom of the hill (signed "Bles Park"). To get there from Route 7, take Loudoun County Parkway north, turn right on George Washington Blvd, then 4th left on Riverside Parkway. Going south on the trail from A, you first take wide grassy trails mowed by Loudoun Parks (dark blue lines).  The one mile...
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On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 2 pm, the National Memorial Trail Alliance will unveil a map of a new trail connecting the three sites where lives were lost on Sept 11, 2001. Location is National Park Service's Columbia Island Marina near the Pentagon. Excerpts from their press release are below (details at www.911MemorialTrail.org):   The September 11th National Memorial Trail Alliance and the Dominion Foundation will be unveiling a commemorative trail map honoring the nearly 3,000 lives lost in America’s worst terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. The Pentagon Memorial Trail Circuit Map features a route that is a link between two of the three legs of the full trail connecting the Pentagon Memorial with New York City’s National September 11 Memorial...
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Enjoy hiking with Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings on a spring hike through Mason Neck in southern Fairfax County! Starting near the new Mason Neck Gateway Information Center, we follow the Potomac Heritage Trail through the BLM Meadowood Recreation Area and Pohick Bay Regional Park, before returning along a series of recently constructed trails. Distance: 11 miles over rolling terrain. Enjoy wooded hills, stream valleys, and scenic views of Pohick Bay and the distant Potomac River. Once part of George Mason's Gunston Hall, the parks at Mason Neck now holds the largest protected lands in rapidly growing Fairfax County. Meet at 9AM at the Gunston Elementary School parking lot east of the intersection of Gunston and Old Colchester roads. Sunday, March 30...
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PHTA will hold an open meeting to discuss the latest achievements and issues regarding our mission of establishing and enhancing the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail and other local trails.  We'd like to hear your ideas and share ours! Tuesday Feb.25 at noon. Place: PATC Headquarters, 118 Park St SE, Vienna, VA  22180  ...
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Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings George Washington Birthday Hike Saturday, February 22 at 10AM Trailhead: Theodore Roosevelt Island parking along the GW Parkway Celebrate George Washington's birthday with a Sierra Club PRO hike along his beloved Potomac River in Washington D.C. Starting at 10AM at the parking lot of Theodore Roosevelt Island, we will cross the Francis Scott Key Bridge into historic Georgetown. Following the C&O Canal segment of the Potomac Heritage Trail, we will visit the George Washington statue at Washington Circle, and the Washington Monument, before returning to Virginia by way of the Arlington Memorial Bridge. Return to the cars by way of the Mount Vernon Trail, which is another section of the PHT. George Washington is both the "Father...
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