The C&O Canal began as an early transportation roadway. Today it remains a natural and recreational treasure. Hiking and biking on the towpath is a great way to enjoy the parkland. A National Park Service National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom site.

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13 Canal St
Cumberland, MD
21502
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Rated 4 by jerrys01

August 04, 2022

jerrys01

Scenic walking path

After a very heavy rain, my wife and I walked about two miles (round trip) on the tow path at the Cumberland end. The path was pretty wet, with some very large puddles, but the views of Cumberland...

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Rated 5 by melissab896

July 20, 2022

melissab896

Great Canal System

Tony and I was driving towards Fort Frederick State Park from having lunch. We saw sign for C&O Canal Lock Dam#5 and Lockhouse. On the other side of Potomac River is WV It's a free park to enjoy for...

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Rated 5 by STEVEN P

June 14, 2022

STEVEN P

Excellent biking path with the right kind of bike

Biked around 8 miles out then back around Oldtown just before Memorial Day, separate review of Paw Paw tunnel area. The towpath was wet in spots and is best for a hybrid or mountain bike, though a...

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