The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal is an exciting park to visit. There are 184.5 miles of towpath and numerous miles of hiking trails to explore.
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Did You Know?
Transporting goods and people by canal dates back to antiquity. The lock gates used on the C&O Canal were an adaptation of a design by Leonardo DaVinci in the late 1400's. Until the advent of the railroad, water travel was far superior to land travel.