Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park

News in Chesapeake & Ohio Canal

Manus 'Jack' Fish, 81, dies; led National Park Service work

March 5, 2010, 7:48 am
Manus "Jack" Fish, 81, the National Park Service regional director who oversaw the heavily trafficked National Mall, expanded the Civil War battlefield at Manassas and supervised the planting of 150,000 trees and millions of flowers in the parks and byways of greater Washington, died after a stroke Feb. 27 ...

Top 10 Winter Activities in our National Parks

February 9, 2010, 12:06 pm
While the spring and summer are both great times to visit your favorite national park, why not try taking advantage of all of the winter activities the park has to offer? The crowds are gone and the lots are empty, and you’ll find the perfect spot for peace, quiet ...

Lockhouse to tell canal’s story at turn of 19th century

August 24, 2009, 7:33 am
WILLIAMSPORT — A refurbished C&O Canal lockhouse near Williamsport soon will open to the public for overnight stays as part of a new interpretive program by the C&O Canal Trust, a canal official said Saturday.The Canal Quarters program is just one of a number of initiatives under way to better ...

Ideas to improve C&O Canal area studied

July 20, 2009, 2:12 pm
Imagine climbing into a boat along the C&O Canal in Williamsport and passing through the Conococheague Aqueduct, under a railroad lift bridge, and through Lock 44, just as canal travelers did a century ago.It’s an idea that is getting serious consideration as local government officials, National Park Service authorities, ...

A Williamsport Welcome to the C & O Canal Towpath

March 16, 2009, 8:41 am
Drive up to Williamsport and you can enjoy all the nature and history of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park without the crowds closer to Washington. The towpath winds and bends for 184 miles from Rock Creek in Washington to Cumberland, MD.For a great place to take ...

Long Road Ahead

October 9, 2008, 1:33 pm
As C&O Canal National Historical Park Superintendent Kevin Brandt spoke to a small crowd gathered to learn about the breach in the canal's towpath on Saturday morning, Oct. 4, some late stragglers to the gathering walked down a temporary staircase to the muddy canal bottom and made their way ...

Groups pitch in to restore C&O Canal National Park

April 23, 2008, 8:59 am
Warm temperatures and a pleasant breeze greeted the more than 70 volunteers who showed up Saturday at Great Falls Park in Potomac to participate in the kickoff of C&O Canal Pride Days.Businesses, Girl Scout troops, school groups and individuals gathered to take on much needed restoration and maintenance projects ...