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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP: Edwards Ferry to Violettes Lock

MD

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Distance: 8.7 miles


Life on the old canal was tough, but you can take it easy as you hike or bike these pleasant, flat-as-a-pancake 8.7 miles in a historical setting.
  • TH Sign
  • Water's edge
  • Tree-lined path
  • Trailhead
  • Canal Path
  • Picnic Spot
  • Sign
  • Aqueduct
  • Seneca Creek Aqueduct
  • Potomac Kayaker
  • Fishing the Potomac
  • River Inlet Lock Gates

TO TRAILHEAD: From Potomac, go 17 mi. on MD 190 W (becomes Mt. Nebo Rd.) to W. Offutt Rd.; turn L. In .8 mi., L onto Edwards Ferry Rd.; park at dead end. Shuttle: From trailhead, return to MD 190. Go 7 mi. E; turn R onto Violettes Lock Rd. and park .6 mi. later in lot.

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