Georgetown C&O Canal

At dusk I walked from Georgetown Waterfront Park on the Potomac uphill past the C&O Canal, along M Street for a few blocks, and eventually home. Georgetown’s section of the C&O Canal is looking picturesque:

The C&O Canal runs through Georgetown along the Potomac River west from Rock Creek. The Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park is located along the C&O Canal from Rock Creek Park to the DC boundary and extends into Maryland. The park is open during all daylight hours.

The Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) Canal is one of the most intact and impressive survivals of the American canal-building era. The C&O Canal is unique in that it remains virtually unbroken and without substantial modification affecting its original character for its entire length of 185 miles.

The 501(c)3 non-profit organization Georgetown Heritage was recently founded to restore and revitalize the mile-long section of the C&O Canal that runs through Georgetown.