Year One of the Park’s multi-year towpath resurfacing project is complete! Towpath users can now enjoy 23 miles of completely rehabilitated towpath, from Edwards Ferry (Mile 30.8) to Whites Ferry (Mile 35.5) in Montgomery County, and from Brunswick Family Campground (Mile 54) in Frederick County, to the Shepherdstown Bridge (Mile 72) in Washington County.
The new surface is not only safer and smoother for hikers and bikers, it is also less prone to erosion and mud puddles during heavy rain and flooding.
The Parks asks horseback riders to stay off the newly-laid sections of the towpath for a few weeks, until it hardens sufficiently to withstand horse hooves. For more information please visit our Towpath Resurfacing FAQ page