• Paddling on the Potomac River

    Potomac Heritage

    National Scenic Trail DC,MD,PA,VA

Exploring the Potomac Heritage Trail Network: C&O Canal Towpath

The following itineraries are located along the C&O Canal Towpath. For more information on the C&O Canal Towpath and C&O Canal Towns, visit http://www.canaltowns.org/.

 
Itinerary Activity
A 1920's Night on the Canal Bicycling, History, Museum/Visitor Center
A Gourmet Picnic in the Lockhouse Bicycling, Camping, Hiking, History
Abner Cloud’s Georgetown Bicycling, Hiking, History
Around Glen Echo and Great Falls Bicycling, Hiking, Historic Site, Museum/Visitor Center
Bike Monocacy Aqueduct to Brunswick Bicycling
Birding By Day, A Night In Pennyfield Lockhouse Bicycling, Birding, Hiking, History
Brief Jaunt through Maryland History Bicycling, Civil War, History
Camp Harding—Fort Frederick Tour Bicycling, History
Come and Visit Brunswick Bicycling, Camping, Historic Site, History, Museum/Visitor Center, Walking
Downtown Frederick and the C&O Canal Bicycling, History
Explore Historic Hancock, Maryland: From Rail Town to Canal Town to Bicycling Hub Bicycling, History
Historic Shepherdstown – Just a Bridge Away from the Trail Bicycling, Civil War, History
Journey from Hancock Along the C&O Canal Towpath and W. MD Rail-Trail Bicycling
Point of Rocks & the Civil War Along the C&O Canal Bicycling
Shepherdstown and Sharpsburg: A Tour of Two Towns Bicycling, Civil War, History
Shepherdstown—Taylors Landing Loop with Turn-by-Turn Directions Bicycling, Civil War, Historic Site, History, Museum/Visitor Center
Snavely Ford Trail, Antietam National Battlefield Civil War, Hiking, Historic Site
South Mountain—Sharpsburg Tour Bicycling, Civil War, History
Voices of Freedom: Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. DuBois Historic Site, History, Museum/Visitor Center
Whitetail—Dam 5 Tour Bicycling, Historic Site
Williamsport, MD Bicycling, Civil War, History


Did You Know?

Ice in the Potomac and Falls

Water temperatures in the Potomac can drop to freezing and ice will form along the banks. However, the water is moving too quickly through the Great Falls to completely freeze over.