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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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

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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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…
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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,…