The Official Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Guidebook for Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C.
Looking for a level trail where you can enjoy a brisk fitness walk, bike ride, or stroll with the family? All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public, multiuse trails. Here the experts from Rails-to-Trails Conservancy present the best of these rail-trails in the Mid-Atlantic.
Many rail-trails are paved and run through the most scenic parts of town. Others, such as the 34-mile Virginia Creeper National Recreation Trail, travel along dense forests, open fields, and lush waterways. Some explore the area's history, such as Maryland's 13-mile Baltimore and Annapolis Trail. Tour the nation's capital, visit the site of an historic Civil War battle, and enjoy the serenity of the rural countryside along the Mid-Atlantic's many rail-trails.
In this book, you'll find:
- Detailed maps for every rail-trail
- Driving directions to trailheads
- Icons indicating each trail's use
- Succinct descriptions written by the rail-trail experts