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Address: Potomac Street Extended, Harpers Ferry, WV
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This canal rode is part of the National Park Service C an O canal. Over 150 miles long with access to Harpers Ferry, The Potomac a River and camping galore

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 12, 2015
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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This canal rode is part of the National Park Service C an O canal. Over 150 miles long with access to Harpers Ferry, The Potomac a River and camping galore

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Charlottesville, VA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

This trail is FLAT so not very taxing and you have nice views of the mountains, town, and the rivers.

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Didn't walk to far down the trail as we wanted to see other things but this is very beautiful, the river and views are scenic and the locks were interestring.

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Taunton, Mass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

The image shown is actually the remnants of the canal on the Shenandoah. It was started in the 170's by the Potowmack Canal Company. It was completed in 1806. As travel was less on the Shenandoah River, the canal became the trail race for businesses who pulled water from the Shenandoah River. One of the main ones was the Rifle... More 

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Trail was not exactly well marked or groomed but we could find it and created our own trails on occasions. Water was delightful, spectacular and so peaceful. Exactly what we needed after an extremely stressful work week. We will be back soon. Take time to do it. Bring your wading shoes and a towel. Lots of swimmers and waders. Next... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Ruins of the canal and industrial buildings in an absolutely delightful forest easily accessible by foot from town, the bus stop or the first satellite parking lot (which fills up very early).

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Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

Although I loved the historic old town too, my favorite thing to do in Harper's Family was walk along the canal trail. I started from the main visitor's center, and walked the trail (fairly steep, with some steps) down to the armory canal trail. Like the name implies, it goes along the old canal. The canal is now mostly marshy,... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Very enjoyable walk along the canal path, reading placards for history and enjoying nature. Wear bugspray in summer.

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