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Great Park with great waterfall

The C&O Canal historic park starts in Georgetown in the District of Columbia stretches up into... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Prawet J
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Great place to spend an afternoon

Have visited the park on multiple occasions and it's always an enjoyable day. While the public... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
jaimeelsabio
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Maryland
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The C&O Canal was proclaimed a national monument in 1961 and named a national historical park in 1971.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The C&O Canal historic park starts in Georgetown in the District of Columbia stretches up into Maryland (northward) for over 180 miles. The canal system was built to transport coal and other crops to Washington D.C. and operated from 1831 to 1924. The best segment...More

Thank Prawet J
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Have visited the park on multiple occasions and it's always an enjoyable day. While the public facilities are a little better at Great Falls park on the other side of the river, the C&O has the historical aspect with the old tavern and the canal...More

Thank jaimeelsabio
Reviewed October 25, 2016 via mobile

The C&O Canal Historic Park is one of many access points to the tow path, a strip of natural serenity running north From Georgetown in DC for 184 miles. I choose to venture along the path early in the morning to avoid the crowds that...More

1  Thank Pyranhadoc
Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

We had a great walk in C & O canal park this morning. Very good approach, ample parking, superb access areas for watching great falls and great walking track for walking, jogging, cycling etc.

Thank amit2007
Reviewed October 17, 2016

It was a great place to explore and walk with the kids. Very quiet and informative. We really enjoyed it.

Thank ReneeH3
Reviewed September 8, 2016

I've been to other locations on the canal, and this one is very good. We did visit during a pretty heavy round of thunderstorms, but that even made it more unique. The views around are fantastic, the trails for hiking and biking are wonderful and...More

3  Thank jfwilder
Reviewed August 30, 2016

I had visited Great Falls Park in June with my mom. While on our multi-national park tour, my boyfriend and I decided to stop there and add the Maryland side to our trip as well. This park did not disappoint! You get a different viewpoint...More

Thank JB1982Butterfly
Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

Have biked the entire 184 Mile Trail several times as well as other trails in the East Coast. The canal is by far my favorite. The scenery is outstanding and the amount of wildlife you see is unbelievable. DC AND Cumberland and the other towns...More

Thank EliMidAtlantic
Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

We had a late day stroll along the canal pathway. Beautiful, scenic treelined path gave a refreshing and cool shade as we walked along the Potomac.

Thank Dlstew65
Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

The C&O Canal Historic Park is one of many access points to the tow path, a strip of natural serenity running north From Georgetown in DC for 184 miles. I choose to venture along the path early in the morning to avoid the crowds that...More

1  Thank Pyranhadoc
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