Protecting the Canal since 1954

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Association is an independent, all-volunteer citizens organization established in 1954 to help conserve the natural and historical environment of the C&O Canal and the Potomac River Basin. The association works with the National Park Service in its efforts to preserve and promote the 184-mile towpath.
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Association hosts successful World Canals Conference

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By Jane Hanna The C&O Canal Association and Visit Hagerstown hosted the World Canals Conference (WCC) from August 30 to September 2, 2021. Hagerstown was the ideal venue because of…

Annual meeting will be virtual March 20

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The C&O Canal Association annual meeting will be held 2 p.m. March 20. Because of the pandemic, the meeting will be virtual. The meeting will use Zoom video conference software.…
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Why won't the NPS restore the aqueduct? Hurricane Agnes is far behind us.

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There is a fascinating obituary for John Thomas Tice (1841-1926) at He was a canal boatman and is buried in River View Cemetery in Williamsport. Perhaps the "S." in the posted article is a typo.

The weather is changing and it's beautiful out here! Walking through the trees along the towpath is a surefire way to decompress and find a moment of peace on any day of the week. What is your relaxation ritual?

Photo by Steph Clement Pogonowski | C&O Canal Trust
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Love the new resurfaced trail. Much easier on my back as I bike!

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