Latest News From The Park

Chapman's Trail Gets National Creds!

CHAPMAN’S TRAIL WILL BE ADDED TO THE POTOMAC HERITAGE NATIONAL SCENIC TRAIL NETWORK
 
Potomac National Scenic TrailIn late February, volunteers from the Potomac Heritage Trails Association (www.potomactrail.org) assisted by Keith Edelen of DNR and Jim Dyson from FCSP removed tree fall and brush from Chapman’s “Marsh Trail” from below Mount Aventine to the park gate in Potomac Heights. This beautiful trail parallels the Potomac, and runs through coastal forest and marshland. It will become a leg of the Potomac Heritage National Scenic Trail network. Created by Congress in the 1960’s, this network will, when completed, link the Potomac and upper Ohio River basins with the Chesapeake Bay. (Read more about this effort on www.nps.gov/pohe.)
 
Chapman Park has approximately 5 miles of marked trails. 
 
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Volunteers tidied up the Marsh Trail.
 
Peaceful, beautiful scenes along the trail.

Antebellum Christmas 2016 - A Great Success!

The Antebellum Christmas at Mount Aventine was a great success.  We had over 200 visitors during the two-day.  They enjoyed the decorations, tours, displays, and music, music, music... Funds raised from the event are earmarked for renovation of the kitchen.  Check back later to hear more about that project.
 
 
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 Greeters Georgia Hendricks and Claire Alcorn are standing in front of the beautiful armoire donated to the house by Commissioner President Peter Murphy.  
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