The 7 Principles
The Seven Principles of "Leave No Trace" provide an easily understood framework of minimum impact practices for anyone visiting the outdoors. Although Leave No Trace has its roots in backcountry settings, the Principles have been adapted so that they can be applied anywhere — from remote wilderness areas, to local parks and even in your own backyard.
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Historic Places in West Virginia
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park,
District of Columbia, Maryland, & West Virginia1850 Dual Highway,
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: (301) -739-4200
Description: The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is located in the District of Columbia and the states of Maryland and West Virginia. The park was established in 1961 as a National Monument by President Dwight D. Eisenhower to preserve the neglected remains of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and many of its original structures
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, Maryland, Virginia, & West VirginiaHarpers Ferry National Historical Park
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Phone: (304) 535-6029
Description: Harpers Ferry National Historical Park is located at the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers in and around Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The park includes land in the Shenandoah Valley in Jefferson County, West Virginia; Washington County, Maryland and Loudoun County, Virginia.
National Coal National Heritage Area, West Virginia100 Kelly Avenue
Oak Hill, WV 25901
Phone: (304) 465-3720
Description: The 5300 square mile National Coal Heritage Area lies in southern West Virginia, a region shaped by the history of coal deposits found in its ancient mountains. Today, the area’s communities retain much of their original character as “company towns,” reflecting local traditions, immigrant laborers and the dominance of the coal industry.
Wheeling National Heritage Area, West Virginia1400 Main Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: (304) 232-3087
Description: The Wheeling National Heritage Area celebrates the city’s dramatic setting along the Ohio River, providing experiences in Victorian architecture, waterfront park development, historic city markets, renovated industrial buildings featuring retail shops, restaurants and interpretive exhibits, and West Virginia Independence Hall, the birthplace of the state of West Virginia during the Civil War.
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