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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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Address: 1850 Dual Hwy, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740-6620
Phone Number: (301) 739-4200
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Good walking if you schedule around cyclists

My husband and I, together and individually, have walked at least weekly on some stretch of the towpath since 1991, when we moved to Washington Co. It's a delight, spring and fall... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Judith L
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Waynesboro

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Waynesboro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I, together and individually, have walked at least weekly on some stretch of the towpath since 1991, when we moved to Washington Co. It's a delight, spring and fall for the native flowers and berries, year round for the trees and birds. Cyclists are not uninformly courteous and at times act as though we pedestrians are occupying... More 

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Shelby, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very fascinating. We have traveled to several old canal systems in the US. This is another great place to see.

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Cumberland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I have lived beside the canal all of my life. It is beautiful especially in the fall and you can just go along riding your bike and imagine years ago how hard the people must have work to get their goods up and down this canal. Lots of history and don,t miss going through the Paw Paw tunnel on the... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The trail is beautiful and there is always lots of nature along the way. There are so many turtles you can't count them. Depending upon the season there are lots of butterflies.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

C & O Canal has many segments, but one location near Hagerstown was a nice place to walk, bike, jog or picnic. To learn about its history was very interesting to us. I am amazed that some of the viaducts and canal sections still exist.

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We went there on a Saturday morning. Even though there is a $10 per car fee the parking lot was packed but we did find parking. There is a $5 fee if you come in on a bike. Even with all of the people it was a pleasant place to walk, the falls are beautiful. There is a food stand... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Stopped by on our way back to Philadelphia. Great to get out of the car and stretch. Worth your time. Try it.

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Williamsport, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful wonderful wonderful! ! Bring your bicycle or borrow theirs. ...pack a lunch and spend the day !!

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

The canal tow path is one of the best places to run in the Hagerstown area. The paths are well maintained and have minimal elevation gain, being along the river. I don't mind running a there-and-back route here because the scenery along the river is amazing. Go in the early morning and there are very few visitors, just fellow runners... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

Unreal to see. Looks out of place when it runs parallel with the Potomac River. Very peaceful looking. Would have loved to see it in action.

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