Antietam National Battlefield is another close national park unit to my home. I was pleased to make my first visit in late August with a fellow photography enthusiast.
I have been to several battlefields this year and each one has their own unique sense of beauty and serenity. Both contrast the history of the sites, especially Antietam, claiming the bloodiest one day battle in American History.
Many years have gone by and the sweeping hills, rows of corn, preserved cemeteries, stone bridges and peaceful waterways make this battlefield and park an extraordinary place to visit.
- Antietam Remembered Trail – an easy and short 1/4 mile paved trail at the visitor center.
- Bloody Lane Trail – a newly added 1.6 mile trail following the footsteps of the Union soldiers toward Bloody Lane.
- Cornfield Trail – another 1.6 mile trail, this one through the cornfield (when in season).
- Final Attack Trail – this 1.7 mile trail takes you through the final hours of the battle.
- Union Advance Trail – approximately a mile in length, this trail starts at the Burnside Bridge.
- West Woods Trail – this 1.5 mile trail takes you through a woodlot.
Have you made your way to Antietam National Battlefield? I would love to hear about your visit in the comments below!