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C&O Canal towpath winding near the Potomac River
At Big Slackwater, the C&O Canal towpath winds along edge of the Potomac River in Maryland.

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Stretching 184.5 miles from Georgetown in Washington, DC, to Cumberland, Maryland, the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal offers colorful cultural, natural, and historic resources.


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Photos & Multimedia

Check out breathtaking photos, videos, and mobile tours, as well our social media accounts.

History & Culture

People, places, and stories bring life to the history and culture found in the Park.


Understand the unique plants, animals, and geology along the 184.5 miles of the towpath.


Attention teachers and students! Take a look at our innovative education programs.

Kids & Youth

Junior Ranger programs, as well as various kids and youth activities are sure to keep them entertained!


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Our bookstores are operated by Eastern National.

Last updated: October 29, 2017

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1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100
Hagerstown, MD 21740


(301) 739-4200

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