Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Historical Park - Go Wandering
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Historical Park Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Historical Park
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Historical Park
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Historical Park
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Lat: 39.600582
Lon: -77.82636
Ele: 344 ft
Weather: ° and (more weather)
Maryland Maryland
Lat: 39.600582   |    Lon: -77.82636   |    Ele: 344 ft   |    Current weather: ° and (see monthly averages)
Maryland Maryland

Discover the history of rural America along the Potomac and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

This canal was in operation from 1850 to 1924 and hugely benefited commerce and business within the Potomac River Valley. During its heyday, local factories, grain mills, and coal mines in Cumberland were some of the biggest beneficiaries of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Lock tenders were crucial to the canal's operation, and they would have to be vigilant in their duties so that boats could travel efficiently through the canal.

Come and see this historic canal the next time you visit Maryland. Bring plenty of water and good hiking boots as you hike the various trails within the park. In this national historical park, birds you may see include wood ducks, bald eagles, turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, woodpeckers, chickadees, cardinals, and more. Other wildlife living here are snakes, frogs, butterflies, turtles, and deer. The park is open year-round from sunrise to sunset. If you want to extend your stay, feel free to book a campsite online.

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