Chesapeake and Ohio Canal, Washington DC

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#4 of 9 in Nature in Washington DC
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  • The C & O Canal is easily accessible from Georgetown and almost immediately gets you out of the city. The towpath allows for pedestrians, bicyclists, and runners. The canal intermittently has water in...  more »
  • when the summer heat builds, get on your bike and take advantage of the shade of tall trees, and too the cool river-side breeze. also, lots of birds and nature to hear, so ear buds aren't necessary he...  more »
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  • Just took a group of young men from Pittsburgh to mile marker 23. We did not have time to finish the C&O but the 162 miles we did were fine. There was mud and detours and some very well maintained places. If you can ride a bike you can manage the trail. If it has been raining hard and a lot it will be worse.
  • I live in the Williamsport area and I walk the canal quite often. This August was the grand opening of the Aquaduct and everything was just great,but unfortunately the rest of the canal and the towpaths have not been taken care off. I stopped and talked to a Park service employee and they confirmed what I suspected. The tow path sides have not been mowed all summer do to a lack of personnel. They are doing a great job with the few employees that they have.
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