Consider spending a night in an antebellum lock house in Edwards Ferry, Md., next to the scenic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. There is space to sleep eight in the tiny brick house, furnished as it would have been during the Civil War.
You could call it living the simple life. There is no heat, no running water, no electricity and no kitchen in the 1830-era house. There is an outdoor fire ring for cooking as well as an outdoor portable toilet. Just one-third of a mile away is a water supply.
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The C&O Canal Trust is one of just eight local philanthropic park partners from across the country to be selected for the 2013 Park Rangers Project, which will teach best practices and offer strategic consulting.
The Park Rangers Project is funded and organized through the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks.
“As the official nonprofit partner of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, the C&O Canal Trust is very pleased ...Read more
By Rachel Cooper, About.com Guide
There is so much to see and do in Washington, DC that you can’t see it all in just one visit. A well-rounded trip should include exploring the National Mall and some other activities too! Here are some tips to help you get around the popular attractions and some suggestions of fun and more relaxing things to do in the region.
5. Walk, Bike, or Kayak Along the C & O Canal
The Washington DC region is lucky to have this wonderful historic ...Read more
Friday, May 17, 2013
by Scott Proietti, Cumberland Times-News
Cumberland, Md. — Superintendent of the C&O Canal National Historical Park, Kevin Brandt, and C&O Canal Trust President, Mike Nardolilli, hosted a naming ceremony Friday morning at the Canal Place Festival Grounds for one of the park’s new launch boats.
Fourth-grade students from Cash Valley, John Humbird, Frost, Parkside and South Penn elementary schools all submitted names to be considered for the boat. The ...
Sunday, May 12, 2013
When I can’t find anything nice to say about DC–and there are those days–I tell people that it’s a great city to escape. Within a two hour drive, we have funky towns like Baltimore and Richmond; the broad, crab-filled waters of the Chesapeake Bay; and, of course, the hills and hollers of my homeland.
With all these options, it’s sometimes tough to pick a getaway. (I know–such a first world problem.) But when it came to ...Read more