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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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…
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September 25, 2019

Jump into Fall with Canal Towns

Join the Canal Towns as they kick off October with a festival and a marathon!   (more…)
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September 23, 2019

Brunswick Heritage Museum Highlight

The Brunswick Heritage Museum, previously the Brunswick Railroad Museum, tells the story of Brunswick, Maryland, the B&O Railroad, and the C&O Canal. Whether you are a canal buff, model train…
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July 30, 2019

C&O Canal Ice Cream Trail

Welcome to the C&O Canal’s ice cream trail! Find a local ice cream spot near you, or hit them all on your through-ride. Rocky Point Creamery - Point of Rocks,…
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July 30, 2019

Thank You to Our Canal Towns!

A big thank you to all of our Canal Towns partners who stepped up to fund a daily shuttle around the towpath breach at Culvert 82 (Mile 52.5). Following the…
Towns and Communities
April 2, 2019

Canal Towns Spotlight: Harpers Ferry & Bolivar

Harpers Ferry and Bolivar Harpers Ferry and Bolivar have been an epicenter of historic activity since their founding. Today, visitors can immerse themselves in the historic fabric of these towns…