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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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Address: 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone Number: (301) 739-4200
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Stop for a Quiet Phone Call

A quiet area that many on feet travel between blocks. I walked past this a few times in Georgetown and had no idea it was a National Park! Well lit and safe, the sound of the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

A quiet area that many on feet travel between blocks. I walked past this a few times in Georgetown and had no idea it was a National Park! Well lit and safe, the sound of the water is calming, especially during high-stress phone calls. :)

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I bike this all the time. One of the best trails I've enjoyed. DC to Cumberland. Get maps and plan your ride. One of the best!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you want to run away from the crowded traffic and to relax, this is the place. Unique site with very nice trail.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Just a note - the address listed here is the address of the park headquarters, not the park itself. The actual park is in Williamsport. It's a very nice place for a walk, bike or picnic. I had actually never been in the ranger station before my mom came for a visit, but it was really interesting in there. It's... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I am a frequent runner on the canal. It is always beautiful. the people who use this park take care of it.

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Vacaville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I thought I might be wasting my time by going to this, but it turned out to be pretty cool. This was a canal built in the 1800's alongside the Potomac River to provide a route for commerce (mostly coal) from Cumberland to D.C., using shallow-bottomed boats drawn by mule teams. The paths worn by the mule teams are now... More 

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Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very nice staff, a lot of history here to visit, very nicely done, when we were here, the weather was perfect so it was very neat to see all the grounds and imagine the past what went on here and how it was built. A very nice place to visit and relive the history

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Montgomery Village, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I have ridden my bike over 64 miles of the 184 miles of the towpath. There are many animals along the way from fishermen catching the shad running under the Chain Bridge to cottonmouth snakes in the rapids below the Billy Goat Trail. And sometimes in the spring you may see a doe walking her fawn along a secluded section... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Great Falls of the Potomac is a 76-foot cascading waterfall in Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park. Surprisingly, this beautiful waterfall is just 15 miles outside Washington, DC. The waterfall can be viewed from both the Virginia and Maryland sides, though the waterfall itself is in Maryland. Access from the Maryland side is from the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

I went here with my elderly parents, my sister, and 10-year-old nephew. Our primary objective was to see the falls at the Great Falls Visitor Center. It was easy ground to walk to the falls as the path is level and paved, but it seemed further than the map indicated. The visitor center has a couple of displays about the... More 

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Address: 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone Number: (301) 739-4200
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Hagerstown

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