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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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Great Biking Opportunities

We live about 7 miles from a canal access point at Brunswick, MD. Even in the heat of the summer... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Rohrersville, Maryland
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A great day away!!!

Very fun and relaxing day, watching the boats on the water and walking the trails. Love reading the... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2018
Hagerstown, Maryland
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Reviewed November 11, 2018 via mobile

We live about 7 miles from a canal access point at Brunswick, MD. Even in the heat of the summer the canal towpath is a great place to bike or hike. We always head west on the towpath where there is great tree cover so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

Very fun and relaxing day, watching the boats on the water and walking the trails. Love reading the history markers along the way

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 18, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 17, 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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!

Date of experience: May 2017
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!

Date of experience: August 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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Janet W
March 25, 2017|
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Response from Coto17 | Reviewed this property |
We had to use google maps too. The signs are ok but it is easier with GPS. Good luck!