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?
Most freight boats on the C&O Canal were approximately 95 feet long and 14.5 feet wide while most locks were 100 feet long and 15 feet wide. This left boat captains little margin for error as they steered their boats into the locks, trying to avoid the $5.00 fine for damaging lock masonry.