The C&O Canal Trust is proud to release a major update to its new C&O Canal Explorer app to help you explore all 184.5 miles of the C&O Canal National Historical Park! The update was released in August 2021.
The C&O Canal Explorer mobile app was released in 2017, and a major update was released in August 2021.
The mobile app features the following:
- 600 mapped and searchable points of interest
- Interaction with your device’s GPS, so you can see how far you are from points of interest
- Driving directions and mileage between points
- Details about historic sites
The update features the following:
- Addition of mile markers
- Addition of 200 restaurants, hotels, and shops in ten Canal Towns
- Itinerary builder that allows you to create, save, and share your own C&O Canal adventure
- Ability to keep screen on (so it doesn’t power off while riding)
If you have already purchased the C&O Canal Explorer mobile app, the updated content will automatically download to your device.
About the C&O Canal Explorer Mobile App
The C&O Canal Trust is the official nonprofit partner of the C&O Canal National Historical Park and works to protect and preserve the Park. You can learn more about the Trust here.The C&O Canal Explorer app has over 800 points of interest mapped for you in a searchable format, allowing you to find hiking trails, campgrounds, history, trailheads, parking, and more at a glance.
The app also calculates the distance from your location to nearby amenities, and points of interest.The C&O Canal Explorer app will encourage you to tread new paths and journey to new parts of the Park! The app is available for a $0.99 download fee, which helps the C&O Canal Trust keep the app up-to-date.
Learn how to build your own itineraries on our Plan Your Visit website and C&O Canal Explorer mobile app.
C&O Canal Explorer Mobile App Highlights
Map of amenities and points of interest in the C&O Canal National Historical Park
Point of Interest page with photo and description
Search, nearby amenities, and points of interest with mileage
Searchable by activity and location