Things To Do Along the C&O Canal

The C&O Canal National Historical Park offers 184.5 miles and 20,000 acres to explore. Opportunities to bike, hike, paddle, and climb abound, and the area is full of history, flora, and fauna. There is something for everyone!

You can download our C&O Canal Explorer mobile app for a map of over 600 points of interest, driving directions, and much more!

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March 24, 2020

Places for History Buffs Not to Miss

Most people think of the C&O Canal as a place for outdoor recreation, but the park is designated as a national historical park because of its rich history. The canal’s…
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March 20, 2020

Remote Places Along the C&O Canal to Explore While Socially Distancing

Towpath near Shepherdstown by Alma Rebekah Hanna During this stressful time of social distancing and isolation, it is critically important you take care of your physical and mental health. Fortunately,…
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March 10, 2020

Exploring New Routes – On and Off the Towpath

One of my favorite things about the resurfaced towpath is how easy it is to go from biking on the towpath to biking on the road. Before the resurfacing, I…
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December 17, 2019

5 Things to Do on the C&O Canal in the Winter

To some of us, winter is a time to stay indoors by the fire. But why would you stay indoors when the C&O Canal National Historical Park offers some of…
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December 17, 2019

Plan a Staycation with Canal Quarters this Winter

Are you or your kids dreading another cold weekend indoors? Are you looking for an inexpensive winter getaway after the holidays? The C&O Canal Trust’s historic lockhouses make the perfect…
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November 19, 2019

Holiday Shopping in Brunswick, Harpers Ferry, and Bolivar (3/3)

Get your holiday shopping done early, and you’ll thank yourself for it later. If you are looking for secret Santa gifts, stocking stuffers, gifts for family member of all ages,…