C&O Canal

March 2, 2021 | Rachel Clair

C&O Canal Towpath Makes USA Today’s Top 10 List

The C&O Canal towpath in Washington, DC and Maryland was ranked eighth in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice Recreational Trails. The towpath is a dirt trail that runs parallel to the canal for the 184.5 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland. Before becoming a popular hiking trail, the path was built for canal mules to walk […]

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July 1, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Photos: Edwards Ferry at Lock 25 of the C&O Canal

Montgomery County is home to so many places with great historic significance. The Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal was built to connect the urban markets of Washington, D.C. and the resources of the Ohio Valley. The 184.5 mile canal runs from Washington, D.C. to Cumberland, Maryland and was under construction from July 4, 1828 until […]

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April 6, 2020 | Michelle Queen

Nature Paints Picturesque Scenes in Poolesville

The Kenwood cherry blossoms have come and gone but there are still beautiful views in Montgomery County this time of year. Enjoy the photos below from the McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area located on River Road near Poolesville, the National Park Service’s C&O Canal, and the Potomac River. MyMCMedia’s Carolyn Raskauskas gives you a glimpse of […]

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July 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Man’s Best Friends Help Save Owner Stuck in Mud

Things were not looking good for a man who was stuck in the mud at the edge of the Potomac River near Brookmont Dam at the C&O Canal on Monday. According to Pete Piringer, the spokesperson for Montgomery County Fire & Rescue, the man was playing fetch with his two dogs about 50 yards away […]

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May 15, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

UPDATE: Men Hospitalized After Car Flips Into C&O Canal

Update, 3:47 p.m.: Medics took the two for treatment for fears of hypothermia, said Sgt. Eduardo Delgado, of the U.S. Park Police. Delgado said the driver of the car had minor injuries. The passenger was in critical and now stable condition, he said. No charges have been filed yet, and if they are, the men […]

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May 9, 2017 | Staff Writer

Anglers Hope to Hook Invasive Snakeheads

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is hosting the second Annual “Stop the Snakehead Fishing Derby” June 3 at the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historic Park’s Pennyfield Lock, in Blockhouse Point Park off River Road, according to a DNR news release. Interested anglers can register for the free event here. Since the 2002 discovery of […]

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April 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Tobytown Residents in Need of Bus Service (VIDEO)

Residents of Tobytown, a historic neighborhood located right off of River Road near the C&O Canal in Potomac, are in need of Ride On bus service. Currently,  residents say they have to trek nearly three miles to the nearest Ride On bus stop, located on Travilah Road. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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November 5, 2015 | Phil Fabrizio

Peaking Through the Fog (PHOTOS)

It was Halloween morning and I planned on joining my running buddies for a walk/run along the C&O Canal at Old Anglers Inn. The night before the weather conditions changed and it became apparent that this Saturday morning run would start out cool and probably foggy. I grabbed my camera and tripod instead of my […]

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October 12, 2012 | Phil Fabrizio

Mythical Match-Up Standings – Friday Night Lights

Well let me begin by apologizing to any readers that I have miss-lead last week. The October 5th Friday-Night football games were a non-schedule NULL week for the Mythical Match-Up Challenge (MMU). However, team performance statistical results of games played that weekend will only be used for MMU determinations when there is a non-scheduled week […]

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