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Chesapeake and Ohio Canal NHP: Swains Lock to Violettes Lock

Hike or bike 11.6 out-and-back miles on an old mule path to views of the Potomac and historical relics. A flat profile makes this trip suitable for young hikers.

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I-495 N to MD 190 N exit. Go 4 mi. through Potomac, MD and take L onto Swains Lock Rd. Park in lot @ end of road.

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