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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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,…
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November 19, 2019

Holiday Shopping in Hancock and Cumberland (2/3)

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,…
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November 14, 2019

Holiday Shopping in Shepherdstown, Williamsport, and Sharpsburg (1/3)

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,…
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September 25, 2019

How to Spend Autumn on the C&O Canal

The air is crisp and cool, and pumpkin spice is on every menu – fall is here! We are particularly partial to autumn along the C&O Canal, and we have…