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C&O Canal Towpath

C&O Canal Towpath in Washington, D.C.

See 137 photos and 10 tips from 909 visitors to C&O Canal Towpath. "Perfect path for a long trail run. Choice of dirt trail or pavement along the.

I’ve always wanted to walk the whole of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, which winds 184.5 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, Maryland. It seems such a quintessentially American journey: The canal, or rather the idea of it, is almost as...

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I’ve always wanted to walk the whole of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, which winds miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, Maryland. It seems such a quintessentially American journey: The canal, or rather the idea of it, is almost as.

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Antietam Battle of the American Civil War Major General George B. McClellan confronted Lee Army of Northern Virginia at Sharpsburg, Maryland also know as Antietam

Harpers Ferry & Bolivar | Towns | C&O Canal Trust

Harpers Ferry & Bolivar | Towns | C&O Canal Trust

Great Allegheny Passage Trail (GAP). Considered one of America's best bike trails, it's a nearly level trail along winding rivers, shaded valleys, and small towns. The GAP rail-trail offers 150 miles of hiking and biking between Cumberland, MD, and Pittsburgh, PA. In Cumberland, the GAP joins the C&O Canal Towpath, creating a continuous 335 mile long trail experience to Washington, DC.

The bike trails in Pittsburgh are both urban and scenic. So you can grab your bike, strip off the training wheels, and hit the best bike trails in PGH.

Hike the C&O Canal towpath in Cumberland

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C&O Canal National Parks Service - Plan Your Visit A lockhouse situated next to the towpath surrounded by trees.

C&O Canal National Parks Service - Plan Your Visit A lockhouse situated next to the towpath surrounded by trees.

Harper's Ferry. 8.5mi. 4.5hrs. (~1hr 20 mins from DC) "The first 1 mile is also steeped with history, climbing a flight of steps hand hewn in the 1800's, passing St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, the ruins of St John's Episcopal Church, Jefferson Rock, and Harper Cemetery. All before reaching the secondary parking area where the hike crosses the US340 bridge and Shenandoah River."

Harper's Ferry. 8.5mi. 4.5hrs. (~1hr 20 mins from DC) "The first 1 mile is also steeped with history, climbing a flight of steps hand hewn in the 1800's, passing St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, the ruins of St John's Episcopal Church, Jefferson Rock, and Harper Cemetery. All before reaching the secondary parking area where the hike crosses the US340 bridge and Shenandoah River."

C&O Canal towpath winding near the Potomac River

C&O Canal towpath winding near the Potomac River

Exhibits in the Brunswick Visitor Center C&O Canal NHP

The Canal Visitor Center and Brunswick Heritage Museum

Looking for a great place to bike? Try the C&O Canal towpath that winds through Allegany County, MD. It connects directly to the Great Allegheny Passage trail!

Looking for a great place to bike? Try the C&O Canal towpath that winds through Allegany County, MD. It connects directly to the Great Allegheny Passage trail!

Shenandoah Canal at Harpers Ferry    Photo by Marsha B Wassel

Shenandoah Canal at Harpers Ferry Photo by Marsha B Wassel