White's Ferry to Point of Rocks
As you travel upriver on the towpath, take note of the enormous sycamore trees. These are the ones with the peeling bark that look white in the winter. Woods Lock, just past milepost 39, sits in a beautiful remote setting. Being a locktender was an around-the-clock job. The canal company generally wanted men with families to tend the locks because they were on duty 24 hours a day. Once the railroad joins on the berm side, it is a frequent neighbor all the way to Cumberland. The segment ends at Point of Rocks, tucked under the towering cliffs of the Catoctin Mountains.
Start: White's Ferry
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Point of Rocks, MD
Last updated: April 10, 2015