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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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Excellent Daytrip

Drop in here or at any of the dozens of access points along the 184 miles of beautiful towpath for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Martinsburg, West Virginia
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An enjoyable trail

Our family of 4 plus our dog had a lovely afternoon walking about 4 miles down from lock 44. We saw... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrea M
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1850 Dual Hwy, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740-6620
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Drop in here or at any of the dozens of access points along the 184 miles of beautiful towpath for a fun family hike. Well maintained and always interesting, with historical sites and plenty of simple, safe activity for the kids to enjoy. Sunday walks...More

Thank poprox21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family of 4 plus our dog had a lovely afternoon walking about 4 miles down from lock 44. We saw some wildlife and enjoyed the history of it. It's a peaceful, well kept, flat trail (mostly packed gravel with the sides of the trail...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed July 25, 2018

I've been going to the canal since I've lived here (before the towpath was fixed). Amazing place to take a bike ride and to fish. Can be entered from multiple places. I like Williamsport for biking and Dam 4 for fishing.

Thank pmchose
Reviewed July 11, 2018

First of all, a visit here (to Great Falls on the Potomac River...) is visually stunning (remember that this perspective is from someone from the prairies of the Midwest...not the peaks of the Rockies:)...and beautiful scenic hiking and/or biking and/or whitewater rafting. Secondly, it's not...More

1  Thank Leonard K
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Easy to get to- 180 miles of nature at its finest. scenic and peaceful- perfect for walking, biking and simply enjoying the outdoors

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

180 miles of beauty and peace, flora and fauna. I have walked, biked rode horses, fished, floated, and boated this park and river for years. Never disappointed. Spend the day, night ot a quick walk on the towpath. You will enjoy!

Thank Nadine F
Reviewed February 5, 2018

We visit this site a few times a year and thoroughly enjoy a day filled with hiking, picture taking and picnicking. The whole family enjoys this location for there is so much to see, even our 16 year loves it!

1  Thank Crystal B
Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

I love this park. I started my park service career here and still enjoy going there on my time off. Peaceful walks with my dog, o yea and my girlfriend. Lol

Thank npstommy
Reviewed November 20, 2017

I think soon this park will improve drastically by what they described. We enjoyed being like George Washington by boating down the Potomac River albeit the canal. The history was great and the little boat trip was fun and educational, but short. What can you...More

Thank AdventurousJanis
Reviewed November 9, 2017

My wife and I walk the towpath at Williamsport quite frequently. Great scenery and easy to navigate.

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Janet W
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Response from Neils17 | Reviewed this property |
We had to use google maps too. The signs are ok but it is easier with GPS. Good luck!