The Trust is pleased to announce that it is the recipient of a $10,000 grant from REI, a popular retailer of outdoor clothing and equipment. The money will be used to help fund our Canal Pride Day events in 2015, currently scheduled for Great Falls, Williamsport, and the Paw Paw Tunnel.

The REI grant program is a prestigious one that requires an invitation to apply. The C&O Canal Trust received an invitation to apply for the grant this year, due to our multi-year partnership with the REI store ...

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On Monday, June 2, 2014, the C&O Canal Trust presented a $16,907.50 check to the C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP) in support of their Canal Classrooms education program. C&O Canal Trust Board Chair Mary Jo Veverka presented the check to C&O Canal NHP Superintendent Kevin Brandt at the Great Falls Tavern in Potomac, Md., with the assistance of two DC City school children who were at the Park participating in a Canal Classrooms program that day.

The Canal Classrooms program ...

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In honor of the 60th Anniversary of Justice Douglas’ 184.5 mile hike along the C&O Canal, we have scheduled two Canallers & Growlers events. Join us at these lively hot spots near the canal and support the programs of the C&O Canal Trust!

The first “Canallers & Growlers” event is Sunday, June 8 at 5:00 p.m. at 28 South, a contemporary American restaurant in Hagerstown, MD. Executive Chef E. Jay Zuspan III has paired ...

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With warmer weather dawning, the C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP) is rolling out exciting new developments in its educational offerings along the Canal. With support from the Trust, the NHP’s innovative Canal Classrooms program has been upgraded, and its popularity is sparking a buzz among students, teachers, and parents.

All of Canal Classroom’s education programs are curriculum-based and relevant to what is currently being taught in schools. STEM concepts (Science, Technology, ...

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April 18, 2014

By Karen Nitkin, The Baltimore Sun

For anyone who enjoys bike riding or hiking, the path along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal is special.

Riding there on a recent chilly spring morning, I see the Potomac River to my left, serene in some spots, roaring with foamy fury in others. To my right, the opaque emerald of the canal's sluggish water glints in the sun, chopped into segments by wooden locks. Mallards bob in groups and egrets take flight as joggers keep pace alongside their ...

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