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C&O Canal National Historical Park

109 Reviews

C&O Canal National Historical Park

109 Reviews
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“potomac river”(10 reviews)
“lift bridge”(5 reviews)
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Commerce Street, Williamsport, MD
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+1 301-582-0813
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Great trail for cycling or walking\ running. The trail is shaded. I saw woodpeckers, herons and deer in a multi color lead background. The rangers and volunteers had a great historical display on the Friday that I was there.
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I thought there was nothing really to see here. Also, it just wasn’t that pretty. The one thing that was interesting was that it was dug by hand. Skip it.
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It’s an historic water-filled bridge, part of the C&O to float canal boats 40’ feet above the Creek below. Some people find that awe-inspiring. The Greeks & Roman’s figured aquaducts out. So did early Americans. Still a marvel as it’s just been restored by the Park Service.
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The trails for bike riding and walking are excellent. Nicely shaded and well worn. We enjoyed a several mile walk with our goldendoodle before we turned around.
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What a great place to checkout! Interesting exhibits on Canal life. Newly restored viaduct! Bridge to the Potomac River. On top of this what our Grandchildren (11 and 13) found fascinating was the decommissioned coal power plant! (2012) The plant is only a 10 minute walk from
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