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C&O Canal National Historical Park

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Riding the first half of the Great Allegheny Passage after a wet summer

My friend and I bicycled the full distance to Pittsburgh (330 miles) and the first half is the C&O... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
nw-1954
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Free boat and museum tours!

Pretty little park, with a fun free boat ride provided by a ranger on the weekends. Lots of... read more

Reviewed October 7, 2018
Kelly Q
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friend and I bicycled the full distance to Pittsburgh (330 miles) and the first half is the C&O Canal towpath. It was a wet summer so we ran into a lot of mud, including a 2.5 mile stretch that was unrideable. Troubles aside, the...More

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Reviewed October 7, 2018 via mobile

Pretty little park, with a fun free boat ride provided by a ranger on the weekends. Lots of interesting info in the museum and visitor’s center. Well worth a stop!

Thank Kelly Q
Reviewed August 27, 2018

Loved being able to use my phone and dial up the history and back round of specific landmarks on the walking trail

Thank 332Susan
Reviewed August 16, 2018

I researched this site to find out about the boat rides. I go here quite often just to walk. On my latest walk, out popped a doe and her two fawns from the brush by the walking path. Also saw numerous turtles. The construct there...More

Thank bonnie w
Reviewed August 8, 2018

It’s a good place to relax National Park office not open every day. This is a hard place to find If you want to go and get any information go on the weekend.

Thank lavalink2
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We were greeted by a NPS volunteer and he provided us with some great factoids about the canal system. We watched a neat video on the canal from the silent movie era. Impressive that they employed civil war veterans operating the locks. There was some...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed July 2, 2018

Beautiful area, but...they are doing construction on the bridge at the time of this review (July 2, 2018) and the place is a mess with cranes, equipment and hard working construction men. Also, ALWAYS check the National Park web site for the attraction you are...More

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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

This small collection of CNO memorabilia is just off the terminus of the trail in Williamsport. Well worth the walk down the hill to look around and enjoy. The Ranger interns were very helpful. The more experienced Rangers were preparing to give a tour to...More

Thank TL14
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Being canal enthusiasts from the UK it was a great chance find to break our journey at Williamsport and find the visitors Center open. A very enthusiastic ranger explained the nearby features - the raising bridge, the aqueduct (being reconstructed) and the nearby lock. On...More

Thank TheSciolist
Reviewed May 16, 2018

beautiful and clean paths to walk and the scenery is breath taking. we actually take our grandkids, dogs and pony there. very peaceful

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