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.
Stretching 184.5 miles from the hustle and bustle of Georgetown in Washington D.C. to the quiet mountains of Cumberland, Maryland, the C & O Canal requires constant attention and care from park staff and volunteers.
Featured news releases include the past two years of information, events and public notices relevant to the C & O Canal National Historical Park. For more information regarding news releases please contact the Park Headquarters Office at (301) 739-4200.
Did You Know?
Aqueducts are water filled bridges. Aqueducts carried the canal and boat traffic over major waterways, like rivers. Of the 11 aqueducts built along the canal, the Monocacy Aqueduct is the longest at 516 feet, its seven arches constructed mainly of stone quarried from nearby Sugarloaf Mountain.