Paw Paw to Oldtown
This quiet section is highlighted by cliffs along the Western Maryland grade on the berm and by the lockhouses in the Oldtown area. Much of the section is watered either through restoration or busy beavers. Water and the proximity to the Green Ridge State Forest make this is a good area to spot deer and other wildlife. From Town Creek aqueduct up to Lock 71, expect to meet fishermen weekends. At Lock 67, the Green Ridge Hiking Trail returns to the towpath. It heads back east some 17.8 miles to Lock 58 providing an alternate route.
This hike ends by Lock 70 in Oldtown, just uphill from the last private toll bridge across the Potomac.
Start: Paw Paw
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Last updated: April 10, 2015