Photography Along the C&O Canal

The scenic C&O Canal is a favorite spot for photographers of all ages! The C&O Canal Trust holds a monthly photo contest that allows everyone to enjoy the sites you find through your viewfinder. Details on the contest are here, or you can view our monthly contest photo albums on our Facebook page.

Below, enjoy some of our favorite photos from the canal!

June 23, 2022

Pollinators Along the C&O Canal

June is National Pollinators Month, the perfect time to emphasize the important relationship between pollinators and native plants. One of the things that makes the C&O Canal National Historical Park…
January 25, 2022

Winter Wonderland Along the C&O Canal

Step out onto the towpath this winter and experience the magic of the C&O Canal blanketed in snow. Be mindful of winter conditions when visiting the Park and always check…
December 21, 2021

Photo Contest Winners of 2021

This past year, in 2021, we received so many great photo contest entries. From iconic nature pictures to mesmerizing sunsets to beautiful day-trips along the towpath, we have seen the…
October 15, 2020

Top 5 Photographed Turtle Species on the C&O Canal

Almost every month during our monthly photo contest, we receive at least one turtle photo submission. There is just something about seeing a group of turtles basking in the sun…
May 25, 2020

15 Most Instagrammable Places Along the Canal

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…
January 27, 2020

Winning Photos from Our 2019 Facebook Photo Contests

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…