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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Paw Paw Construction and Closure

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National Park Service will begin work to improve safety near the Paw Paw Tunnel on Nov. 25 Through hikers and bicyclists will use bypass trail until mid-2022  Chesapeake & Ohio…

New wayside exhibits honor African American CCC workers

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On November 17, C&O Canal Association volunteers installed three new wayside exhibits at Carderock Recreation Area. The exhibits commemorate the work of hundreds of young African-American men enrolled in the Civilian…
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Beautiful gift for the Canal aficionado in your life!🎄The 2020 Christmas Ornaments are in! 🎄This year’s ornament is Lock #44. Ornaments are $20/ea. And are available at Town Hall. Please call 301-223-7711 in advance. Thank you! ... See MoreSee Less

Beautiful gift for the Canal aficionado in your life!

Check out the updated map of businesses along the C&O Canal in Hancock! We are thrilled to have assisted the Town of Hancock, Md. to update this sign! ... See MoreSee Less

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