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Explore Your CanalTowns and Communities

Celebrate FeBREWary with the Canal Towns Partnership

Along the 184.5 mile length of the towpath, there are many small towns and communities where visitors can explore, shop, eat and sleep. In chillier months, Park lovers can find refuge among cozy cafes or warm up with a craft beer in one of the many local breweries.

Celebrate FeBREWary this year by visiting each of these canal towns in the Canal Towns Partnership and check out these featured cafes and breweries.

Poolesville, MD
(Mile Marker 30.9, 35.5)

Locals Farm Market

19929 Fisher Avenue, Poolesville, MD 20837
4.7 miles from the towpath at Edwards Ferry

Photo from Locals (Facebook)

Brunswick, MD
(Mile Marker 55)

Smoketown Brewing Station

223 W. Potomac Street Brunswick, MD 21716
0.3 mile walk/bike from C&O Canal

Photo by Ester Herberts

Beans in the Belfry

223 W. Potomac Street Brunswick, MD 21716
0.3 mile walk/bike from C&O Canal

Photo from Beans in the Belfry (Facebook)

Harpers Ferry, WV
(Mile Marker 60.7)

Battle Grounds Bakery & Coffee

180 High St, Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
0.4 mile walk/bike from C&O Canal Lock 33

Photo by Joe Hainey

Harpers Ferry Brewing

37412 Adventure Center Lane, Purcellville, VA 20132
2.5 miles from the towpath in Harpers Ferry

Photo from Harpers Ferry Brewing (Instagram)

H.B. Snallygaster’s General Store & Cafe

1102 W. Washington Street, Bolivar, WV 25425
1.6 miles  from Maryland Heights Trailhead

Photo from H.B. Snallygasters (Facebook)

Bolivar, WV
(Mile Marker 60.7)

Rations Roasters

1271 Washington Street, Bolivar, WV 25425
2.2 miles  from C&O Canal towpath

Photo from Rations Roasters (Facebook)

Shepherdstown, WV
(Mile Marker 76.8)

Bavarian Inn, Resort and Brewing Company

164 Shepherd Grade Road, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
0.7 mile walk/bike from the C&O Canal

Photo by Bavarian Brothers Brewing

Lost Dog Coffee Fine Arts Drink Emporium

134 E German Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
1.0 mile walk/bike from the C&O Canal

Photo from Lost Dog Coffee (Facebook)

Shepherdstown Sweet Shop and Bakery

100 W German Street, Shepherdstown, WV 25443
1.0 mile walk/bike from the C&O Canal

Photo from Shepherdstown Sweet Shop Bakery (Facebook)

Williamsport, MD
(Mile Marker 99.4)

Cushwa Brewing Company

10210 Governor Lane Blvd. #2100, Williamsport, MD 21795
2.5 mile walk/bike from C&O Canal

Photo by Cushwa Brewing Company

River Bottom Roasters

10212 Governor Lane Blvd. #1008, Williamsport, MD 21795
2.5 mile walk/bike from C&O Canal

Photo from River Bottom Roasters (Facebook)

Cumberland, MD
(Mile Marker 184.5)

Basecamp Coffee Company

108 Greene Street, Cumberland, MD 21502
0.6 mile walk/bike from C&O Canal

Photo from Basecamp Coffee Co (Facebook)