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Biking & Hiking -- The wide-open fields of Antietam Battlefield beckon both hikers and bikers with 9 miles of paved roads good for bicycling. Some 10 miles of hiking trails, including the Final Attack Trail, have been marked with trail maps to give visitors a chance to trek into history. For maps, stop by the visitor center.

Canoeing & Kayaking -- Antietam Creek, which flows the length of the park to the Potomac, is an excellent novice-to-intermediate canoe and kayak run offering views of a small waterfall, Burnside Bridge, the ruins of Antietam Furnace, and the old C&O Canal aqueduct. River & Trail Outfitters, 604 Valley Rd., Knoxville (tel. 888/446-7529; www.rivertrail.com), leads guided float trips down this scenic creek, and rents canoes and kayaks. Fish N Float Adventures (tel. 301/432-8469; www.fishnfloatadventures.com) offers float trips and kayak fishing.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.