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.
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Read more about C & O Canal Pride Days
Partner Events C & O Canal Pride Days Join the C & O Canal Trust for an upcoming Canal Pride Day and help improve this important park unit.
Read more about Center for State of the Parks: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Report Center for State of the Parks: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park This report summarizes findings from an assessment by the State of the Parks program to describe the current condition of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park’s resources and the stewardship challenges ahead.