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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.
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
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.
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
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!
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!
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