Get Off the Beaten Path

Plan Your Visit

In the heart of hip and historic Hyattsville, grab a trail map and make plans to explore, and learn more about Maryland’s most historic and diverse communities – safe running routes, new restaurants, vintage shopping, and art galleries.

Evening and weekend hours make it easy to stop by – coffee and stroller in hand.

Blaze Our Trails

Skip the traffic! Bike in and out of DC exploring centuries of history along the Anacostia River Trail.

Pro Tip

We have all types of trails to suite your next adventure including waterway, biking, walking, hiking and driving. Need a new profile pic? We’ve got all the murals you need for your next photo shoot. Let us untangle the trails for you. Free easy to use trail maps available!

Expect the Unexpected

Anacostia Trails Heritage Area is the non-profit organization that manages the state heritage tourism area in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Our work supports municipalities, business and property owners, and residents and visitors alike by promoting the arts, culture, nature, and history across the region.

ATHA Inc. is dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical, artistic, cultural, and natural resources of the Certified Heritage Area.



National leaders of the Women’s Suffrage movement choose Hyattsville, Md as a rally location before delivering more than 75,000 pro-vote signatures to the US. Capital! That’s a feat of grassroots organizing. In Prince George’s County, we highlight 5 sites on a 50-minute bike route primarily via the Trolley Trail.


The Prince George’s County Civil Rights Trail is a public history project focused on regional sites and stories of the national Civil Rights Movement (1954-1964). Each story details the experiences of Black Marylanders as they fought against segregation and for equality. We recognize that this struggle continues and believe that by illuminating these moments in history, we can increase cultural understanding and inspire acts of reconciliation.


The Battle of Bladensburg is an infamous loss in U.S. military history and led to the burning of the Capitol dome in Washington, DC by British forces. To explore the history of the Battle of Bladensburg, we recommend walking or biking the remains of the battlefield starting at Bladensburg Waterfront Park.

We’re Expanding, Grow With Us!

We are expanding our service area into more of Prince George’s County! New areas, communities, sites, and trails will be eligible for our technical assistance and grantmaking. Expansion is a significant process and will take 12-18 months. To find out if you are in the current or expanded tourism district, please watch our presentation and read our latest report.