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15 Most Instagrammable Places Along the Canal

By Blog, Photography

As many visitors of the C&O National Historical Park will tell you, the canal is a very photogenic place. From birds to flowers to landmarks, the canal serves as not only a place to escape from our busy lives, but a picturesque landscape for photographers to create art.

Below we have listed the 15 most instagrammable spots in the canal. We hope this will urge you to get out and explore the beauty of the Park. Share your photos with us by tagging the C&O Canal on Facebook or Instagram!

You can also enter your photos in our monthly Photo Contest.

Winning Photos from Our 2019 Facebook Photo Contests

By Photography

Each month, the C&O Canal Trust holds a photo contest on our Facebook page of photographs taken in the C&O Canal National Historical Park and its surrounding Canal Towns. Anyone can vote by “liking” their favorite photos. The winner receives bragging rights and their photo at the top of our Facebook and Twitter pages for one month. We receive beautiful photos every month and wanted to share our 2019 winners with you.

January- Winter at Cushwa in Williamsport by Mark Crilley

February- Snowy Sunday Along the Potomac by Wanda Poffenberger

March-Lockhouse 44 in Williamsport at Mile Marker 99.25 by Ray Jackson

April- Drawn by Sweet Nectar by MJ Clingan

May- New Start by Kurt Sobina

June- Baby Barred Owl by Sandy Rosenblatt

July- Summer Night in Hancock, MD by Stephen 'Van' Van Meter

August- Towpath Curve After Great Falls by Debra Kanter Klaus

September- Sunset through the Lock Gates at Violette's Lock by Kara McNulty

October- Reflection in Hancock, MD by Jimmy Lapelosa

November- Dam 4 by Jon Wolz

December-Towpath near Oldtown by Preston P. Piper, Jr.

Want to enter your own photos into our 2020 contests? Visit our website to learn how you can see your photos on our Facebook page!

In Winter There is Beauty to Be Found Along the C&O Canal

By Explore Your Canal, Photography

The C&O Canal National Historical Park has much to offer during the winter months to park visitors who enjoy the colder temperatures. Snow on the ground provides the opportunity for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and offers a beautiful backdrop for hiking, dog walking, bird watching, and photography. Frigid temperatures usually find folks taking to the ice for a solitary skate or a pickup game of ice hockey. Enjoy winter photos of the C&O Canal National Park, courtesy of our monthly Facebook photo contest entrants. Read More

Winning Photos from Our 2018 Facebook Photo Contests

By Photography

Each month the C&O Canal Trust holds a photo contest on our Facebook page of photographs taken in the C&O Canal National Historical Park and its surrounding Canal Towns. Votes are placed by “liking” the photos. The winner receives bragging rights and their photo at the top of our Facebook and Twitter pages for one month. We receive beautiful photos every month and wanted to share our 2018 winners with you.  Read More

Snapshots of 2017 on the C&O Canal

By Photography

January getting you down? Look back at 2017 in the C&O Canal National Historical Park with each month’s photo contest winner! These photos capture the beauty of the park, which cannot be rivaled anywhere else. Next time you visit the park, make sure you bring your camera and submit a photo to our monthly contest. For more information on the contest and how to enter, visit our website. Read More

A Look Through the Lens at 2016 on the C&O Canal

By Photography

Take a look back at 2016 in the C&O Canal National Historical Park with each month’s photo contest winner! Each of these photos represents something that makes the C&O Canal National Historical Park great! Next time you visit the park be sure to capture some of the beauty you encounter and submit it to our photo contest. For information on how you can enter the photo contest visit our webpage at https://www.canaltrust.org/news/photo-contest/. Read More