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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April 21, 2020

5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day From Home

Happy Earth Day! We may all be stuck at home, but that will not stop us from celebrating this holiday. Find out how you can make a difference this Earth…
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April 16, 2020

C&O Canal Activities to do at Home

Great Falls Canal View Credit: Sean Matthews Stuck at home? You can still engage with the C&O Canal! The C&O Canal Trust has developed several fun activities that you and…
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April 1, 2020

C&O Canal Brewery Tour

The first breweries near the canal opened in 2016 and two more have opened since then. Many outdoor enthusiasts know a hike or bike ride followed by a craft beer…
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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…