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:

Towns and Communities
September 22, 2020

Canal Town Partnerships Brochure Trail To History is Available Now

 It’s that time of year again! The Trail to History brochures are out and currently being distributed throughout the canal towns. The new and improved brochure series showcases the Canal…
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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 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…
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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…