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Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

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Address: 1850 Dual Highway, Suite 100, Hagerstown, MD 21740-6620
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Bike riding whenever we can.

My wife and I ride here all the time. No traffic to worry about and it is very scenic and nature is all around you.

Reviewed 10 February 2017
Michael H
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

My wife and I ride here all the time. No traffic to worry about and it is very scenic and nature is all around you.

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to take a hike or bike ride. Whether you are looking for a quite place to walk and think or a romantic hike for two this place fits the bill.

Thank Justin B
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I've done runs on/near the trail and walked pieces of the trail. It's well maintained and offers gorgeous scenery. I usually see some type of wild life while I'm there too--turtles, birds, etc.plenty of markers and historic descriptors to bring the history into perspective.

Thank randomadventurer13
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74 reviews
39 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 December 2016

A walk along any part of this canal is a pleasant walk through history. The tow path is level and well maintained.

Thank bob A
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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242 reviews
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Spent some time here having been out to lunch locally. Beautiful area, great to come take a stroll out and about. Great in good or dry weather.

Thank moglentours
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Beautiful park very relaxed and simple. This is a great place for long peaceful walks. There is a trail that goes more than 100 miles and can be done with bicycle as well.

Thank Neils17
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61 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016

this is a historic place.great to see,free bikes for 2 hrs.we walked along the locks.it was warm on friday and sunny.great place to see history

Thank jmz
Seattle, Washington
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191 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016

This is about Harper's Ferry and the Canal. The town is the location for several national park sites, the C & O being one of them. A railroad and the canal competed for business to carry cargo from the Washington area past the Potomac River to the ravine site of Harper's Ferry. The railroad became the economic winner, but today... More 

Thank FredPurdue
Hagerstown, Maryland
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

Such a wonderful park. So grateful to live near this National Park... Biking. Hiking. Boating. Camping.

Thank helloworld22
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

My husband and I, together and individually, have walked at least weekly on some stretch of the towpath since 1991, when we moved to Washington Co. It's a delight, spring and fall for the native flowers and berries, year round for the trees and birds. Cyclists are not uninformly courteous and at times act as though we pedestrians are occupying... More 

Thank Judith L

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