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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Park welcomes new mules

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Julie Jen C&O Canal National Historical Park is welcoming two new mules, Jen and Julie. They are recent purchases. With the anticipated arrival of the new canal boat in Georgetown…

Association receives grant for 2021 WCC

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July 2020 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Association has received a $15,000 Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant to support the 2021 World Canals Conference. The conference is scheduled for August 30-September…
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I was there this afternoon. Beautiful area to ride. Nice trail town. 👍👍

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