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Nature Along the C&O Canal

The C&O Canal National Historical Park protects hundreds of plans and animals in its 184.5 miles and 20,000 acres of park land. Learn more about these protected resources below.

March 21, 2024

April is Native Plant Month

Springtime on the C&O Canal brings new blooms just in time for National Native Plant Month in April. 2024 will mark the fourth year since the Senate Resolution was passed…
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February 26, 2024

The Trails Less Traveled

The Billy Goat Trails in Potomac, MD, are some of the most popular trails within the C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP). Each year, millions of visitors come to the…
October 24, 2023

Bat-tastic Fun Facts

To celebrate Bats and their impact to our local ecosystems we have compiled some Bat-tastic fun facts to share with you! 1. Bats can eat more than 1,000 mosquitos per…
June 28, 2023

C&O Canal National Historical Park Continues Important Work to Protect Rare, Threatened, and Endangered Plants

Student Conservation Association interns planting smooth rock skullcap at a site in the Potomac Gorge area. Photo by C&O Canal NHP/NPS. The C&O Canal National Historical Park (NHP) is focused…
June 20, 2023

Five Ways Birding at the C&O Canal Can Improve Your Health

Nature has a profound impact on human well-being. Research shows that spending time in nature and connecting with your natural surroundings is associated with better body and brain health. Now…
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April 17, 2023

Explore the C&O Canal’s TRACK Trails

What is TRACK Trails? TRACK Trails is an award-winning program by Kids in Parks that offers family-friendly outdoor adventures. By following the self-guided brochures and signs, your visit to the…