The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park offers visitors 184.5 miles of beautiful hiking and biking trails, boat tours, camping sites, visitor centers, and historic lock houses to explore. The canal has a history dating back nearly 200 years to when construction began in 1828, and it remained an important source of jobs and opportunities for the communities of the Potomac River Valley for nearly 100 years before becoming the center of recreation and history that it is today.
Become an expert on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and ensure that you are prepared to get the most out of your visit with this comprehensive guide to the park covering everything from the canal’s rich history to current points of interest. With beautiful colored photos, illustrations, and maps, this handbook makes for an exciting read and will make you wish you could teleport to the canal right away.
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