Paw Paw Tunnel Towpath Open
The rockslide at Paw Paw Tunnel towpath has been cleared. The towpath is now open for hikers and bikers.
Georgetown Boat Rides Suspended
Boat rides at Georgetown are suspended until further notice. For a mule-drawn boat ride please contact Great Falls Tavern.
Numerous bird species can be observed throughout the year at C&O Canal NHP. Some live in or near the park year-round. Others are seasonal visitors to the park. May and June are prime birding months at C&O Canal National Historical Park.
For the bird resource brief complete with photos click here
For a bird checklist click here
Did You Know?
The C&O Canal begins in Georgetown. The canal made extra money by selling water to numerous factories in Georgetown to power water driven machinery such as water wheels, etc. Many factories were located next to canal property.