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C&O Canal National Historical Park

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Address: Commerce Street, Williamsport, MD
Phone Number: 301-582-0813
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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our vacation day bike ride in the warm weather

We were on vacation and thought we would find something to do. We found information a the C&O. We grabbed the bikes and off we went. We had a nice bike ride. Two of us went 20... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Deb M
Dundee, New York
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Dundee, New York
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were on vacation and thought we would find something to do. We found information a the C&O. We grabbed the bikes and off we went. We had a nice bike ride. Two of us went 20 miles the others turned around sooner,

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Harker Heights
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190 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

Was in Hagerstown to see the train museum and stopped by the C&O Park Visitor Center looking for camping information. The lady at the desk was most friendly and helpful. She pointed me to the Antietam Creek C&O Canal campground, which was great. The visitor center has info brochures on the local area and a few displays on the canal.... More 

Thank David W
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Aloha Everyone, My adult son and I just completed backpacking a 100 mile section of the C&O Canal towpath (Williamsport to DC). It was simply gorgeous and it made me proud of our country that we didn't just plow this historic transportation route under and pave it over for a freeway and fast food joints. As an avid backpacker, the... More 

Thank Fritz59
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I walked 4 miles back and forth such amazing breath taking place, we saw friendly cyclist and I can't wait to ride my bicycle at C&O Canal :)

Thank Sonia M
Herndon, VA
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110 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

The C&O Canal is 184.5 miles long, running from Cumberland, MD to Georgetown in Washington, DC. It is simply wonderful! Four friends and I spent four days biking the entire length, starting in Cumberland (MD) and spending nights in Little Orleans (MD), Williamsport (MD) and Harpers Ferry (WV). This meant we biked roughly 40 some miles on each of the... More 

Thank Adam F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful place to walk our dog Myrtle, great for taking pictures and seeing wild-life. Beautiful area

Thank Maya H
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I am a Bike Patroller for the C&O Canal NHP out of Great Falls, Md group, but I patrol all sections of the 184.5 mile long park. I am basically a docent, handing out information to visitors, in addition to being First Aid/CPR qualified and qualified as a bicycle field repairer. I have been riding in this park for over... More 

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Greenwood, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The visitor's center is not open Monday and Tuesday. I was disappointed. But the park itself looks like a great facility that is well used by walkers and cyclists. There are signs with historical information along the trail that relate to the Civil War as well as canals, although my interest in canals is what brought me there.

Thank marfita
Zullinger, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I used it as a training run for a friend competing in a marathon..Shaded trail and good stop overs. We got to know the canal quite well from Georgetown to Williamsport, Md....and for bikers, campers and hikers there is a great feeling of wilderness, but ample opportunity to get off and stop for a meal or a night's lodging or... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were looking for a walking trail and found so much more. We went inside the visitors center and received quite a history lesson from the volunteer. So much history in this area. The trail is shady, clean, and busy along the Potomac River with bicyclists and walkers. We went on another day and used the free bikes offered by... More 

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