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…

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…
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A Great way to enjoy/excercise in this snowy, wintry, January is to Snow-Shoe the towpath!
Photo by @John Canan
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A Great way to enjoy/excercise in this snowy, wintry, January is to  Snow-Shoe the towpath! 
Photo by @John Canan

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Or break out your cross-country skis!

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