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C&O Canal National Historical Park

Commerce Street, Williamsport, MD
+1 301-582-0813
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C & O Canal Walk

I researched this site to find out about the boat rides. I go here quite often just to walk. On my... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bonnie w
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Martinsburg WV
It’s ok

It’s a good place to relax National Park office not open every day. This is a hard place to find... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lavalink2
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Charles Town, West Virginia
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“potomac river” (8 reviews)
“bike ride” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Commerce Street, Williamsport, MD
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+1 301-582-0813
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"potomac river"
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"bike ride"
in 5 reviews
"historical spots"
in 2 reviews
"day adventure"
in 2 reviews
"great place for a picnic"
in 2 reviews
"western maryland"
in 3 reviews
"tow path"
in 4 reviews
"boat launch"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful area"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 2 reviews
"visitor center"
in 4 reviews
"nice walk"
in 2 reviews
"small museum"
in 2 reviews
"american history"
in 2 reviews
"washington county"
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"aqueduct"
in 7 reviews
"hikers"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
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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
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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
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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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Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful C&O canal trail bike ride. The trail runs right all by the river. There is a information center that tell about the local history. The trail has pull off and rest and picnic.

Thank cooperdo1
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Reviewed November 4, 2017

We all had a great day. We took a long hike and had a bagged lunch. We saw a lot of nature. We saw a few animals, even a few deer. We sat by the river and watched the geese and ducks. It was a...More

Thank Debbie S
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Reviewed November 4, 2017 via mobile

We had a perfect fall day with our two dogs and walked a few miles along the C & O Canal. The Potomac River next to us, the perfect foliage, the crisp air. The trail is well maintained and easy to navigate. It’s fun to...More

Thank tripgirlsTexas
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bonnie w
August 9, 2018|
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Response from lavalink2 | Reviewed this property |
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