Towns and Communities Along the C&O Canal

The C&O Canal is bordered by four Maryland counties, nine small Canal Towns, and three Heritage Areas. During your visit to the Park, venture off the towpath and explore what these unique locales have to offer.

Canal Towns:

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February 11, 2021

A Day in Williamsport, Maryland – An Itinerary

Park: You can get to the towpath from the town by bike or car when you head west on W. Potomac Street until you reach the Cushwa Basin parking lot.…
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February 10, 2021

A Day In Brunswick, Maryland – An Itinerary

Park: You can get to the towpath from town by a car when you head west on Potomac Street. Make a right onto S. Maple Ave. Head south past the…
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September 22, 2020

Canal Town Partnerships Trail To History Brochures Now Available

The Canal Towns Partnership has printed and released three “Trail to History” brochures that document the history of the ten towns in the Partnership, all of which lie within a…
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March 27, 2020

3 Ways to Support the Canal Towns

The Canal Towns, ten towns that line the C&O Canal National Historical Park, provide cyclists and tourists with lodging, food, and services that make the thru-ride possible for so many…
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March 24, 2020

Places for History Buffs Not to Miss

Georgetown from the Canal by Tim Walters Most people think of the C&O Canal as a place for outdoor recreation, but the park is designated as a national historical park…
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February 6, 2020

Poolesville Joins the Canal Towns Partnership

The Montgomery County town of Poolesville recently joined the Canal Towns Partnership, a community and economic development organization made up of 10 towns along the C&O Canal National Historical Park…