9 Canal Towns work together to economically benefit from the C&O Canal
The Canal Towns Psrtnership works with the Park to support Park visitors and strengthen relationships between the Park and adjacent towns. Towns currently in the Partnership are Point of Rocks, Brunswick, Sharpsburg, Williamsport, Hancock, and Cumberland in Maryland; and Harpers Ferry, Bolivar, and Shepherdstown in West Virginia. The C&O Canal Trust acts as fiscal agent for the Canal Towns Partnership.
The towns played a vital role in the C&O Canal’s history and continue to unite citizens and Park visitors with annual events including fishing rodeos, Canal-family reunions, living history programs, and other special events.