Bear Island (Maryland)

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Bear Island
Geography
Location Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland
Coordinates 38°59′06″N 77°14′36″W / 38.9851100°N 77.2433142°W / 38.9851100; -77.2433142Coordinates: 38°59′06″N 77°14′36″W / 38.9851100°N 77.2433142°W / 38.9851100; -77.2433142
Administration

Bear Island is an island located in Potomac, Montgomery County, Maryland between the Potomac River and the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal near the Great Falls. It is managed by the National Park Service as part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park and is co-owned by The Nature Conservancy.[1] One of its most popular attractions is the Billy Goat Trail. Pets are not allowed on Bear Island, nor is smoking.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ nature.org
  2. ^ . The Nature Conservancy. Bear Island / Potomac Gorge

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