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Alexandria Aqueduct

It was 1830, and Alexandria, Virginia, was jealous. The new Chesapeake & Ohio Canal was two years into its construction. When completed, it...

Trail: Capital Crescent Trail
State: DC
Architecture Commerce, Economy & Work Railroads Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine
Braddock's Rock

Named because British General Edward Braddock’s expedition up to Pittsburgh, where he was roundly defeated at Fort Duquesne, purportedly launched...

Trail: Great American Rail-Trail
State: DC
Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine
Castle Gatehouse, Washington Aqueduct

The castle was built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), who in the early 1850s was charged with providing a clean water supply to the...

Trail: Capital Crescent Trail
State: DC
Architecture Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine

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The Most Beautiful Trail Bridges in America

A bridge is often the highlight of a trail trip. They can be architectural marvels, offer jaw-dropping views, or resonate with historical...

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The Best Mountain Biking Rail-Trails in America

While most rail-trails have a characteristic straight and level projection, some do have surprising twists, turns, and elevation gains as they follow...

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10 Trails for Viewing Fall Foliage

Apple picking, crisp air and multicolored foliage. There’s something about autumn that warms our hearts as much as crackling fires warm our toes....

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