Do you like exploring nature and discovering fascinating tales from history? Spanning from Washington, DC, to Cumberland, MD, the C&O Canal includes 184.5 miles of fun for youth of all ages. Have an adventure outoors or online! Activties are organized by subject and interest. Click one of the images below to begin exploring.
Explore the Canal
From biking on the towpath, to nature walks, to exciting living history demonstrations, there's something for kids of all ages.
Find Your Online Adventure
Continue your Canal adventure online. Whether you like science, art, history or just having fun outdoors, there's something for everyone!
Junior Ranger Program
Want to become a C&O Canal Junior Ranger? Find out how you can join us in preserving and protecting your National Parks.
Interested in a career protecting natural, historical and cultural resources? Internships allow you to go new places and meet great people!
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Last updated: March 31, 2021