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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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Great place to walk and bike, very senic!

We have hiked and biked many portions of the canal, beautiful. Would definitely recommend it people!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2014
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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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York, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We have hiked and biked many portions of the canal, beautiful. Would definitely recommend it people!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Such a great value... for the budget minded. Camp along the river and ride bikes or boats in the river. History along the way. Small towns for food and fun

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Hagerstown, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

In most places, industry and nature are mortal enemies. However, along the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal engineering structures have fused with nature to produce an enduring and inviting monument to the American Spirit. The banks of the Canal welcome the bicyclist, the novice hiker, and those interested in the diverse bird animal life of the Mid-Atlantic Region. Pack a lunch... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

My GPS on my national parks passport app led us to this historical place that we didn't know existed. Small visitors center with a couple of short films & a lot of information about the canal. We are on a cross country driving trip & love finding out of the way charms like these. Felt the first chill of Autumn... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The Canal and Towpath are one of my most cherished places. I have walked/biked most of the towpath - enjoying the history and sights from Georgetown, Washington DC to Cumberland MD. Highly recommend Great Falls (Maryland side of course!), White's Ferry, Dickerson MD, Harpers Ferry West Virginia, Williamsport, MD. Great history.

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Miami, Florida, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Just a couple of miles of I-81 allows you an opportunity to stretch your legs and clear the traffic from your mind. Shade lined walking/ biking path.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It's 183 miles long from Georgetown in Washington DC to Cumberland MD, but this doesn't begin to describe it's historical value as pretty much the first major infrastructure investment made by the United States, and has borne witness to much of the amazing history of the US--mainly during the Civil War. The Canal and it's tow-path is like the "Yellow... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

there is not a whole lot to see but the trails are very nice. they have a small museum where you can see the history I would better recommend the ones closer to the dc area

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have done many outings along the C&O Canal since moving to the Hagerstown area. This park runs along the Potomac on the old Mule tow path. In the area near Wiliamsport, MD and the Cushwa basin the trail runs under a canopy of trees and is nestled between the hills and water. It is beautiful and perfect for a... More 

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

There are several C&O Canal sites around Hagerstown that give the traveler an idea of how freight was moved in the pre-railroad era. Old canal locks and towpaths have been preserved and there are interpretive displays.

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