Greetings from Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

I grew up along the C & O Canal and my family still lives just a few minutes away. It’s an incredible place to have immediate access to when you live in a suburb. I hope that all future generations can love and appreciate the wildlife, hiking trails, trees, river, and open sky as much as we do.


Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Originally built to transport coal, lumber, grain and other agricultural products, the 184.5 miles of this historical park showcase American transportation history while providing a beautiful place for visitors to hike and bike along the waterway.

State(s): District of Columbia Maryland, West Virginia,

Established: 1971

“My family and I use it nearly every day! ”

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