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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Tiffany Ahalt elected President

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Tiffany Ahalt was elected President of the C&O Canal Association at the 2022 Annual Meeting March 26 in Williamsport. Tiffany was elected to a one-year term. She replaces Bill Holdsworth,…
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Doug Zveare reports on the VIP Swains Lock area cleanup and junk tire retrieval along mile 8 on the towpath from earlier this month. ... See MoreSee Less

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thank you for this hard work! 💕

Lovely and thank you. We long to visit Swains. My wife's paternal grandmother was a Swain and we think they are connected to the same ones as the Canal history.

I.J. Hudson

Getting rid of the canoe rental and snack food concession at Swains Lock hasn't helped the area much. The place looks a mess with all that trash and the unwatered canal prism above the lock. What's with the cluster of porta potties? Yuck.

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Where on the canal was this picture taken?

Great Photo..!

No snow on the towpath today up near Paw Paw but it sure was chilly and windy.

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