Day 63

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal (November 10, 2019)

The last stretch of road we had not walked in Ward 3 was Canal road. Because Canal Road has no footpath we decided to walk along the towpath by the canal that runs alongside Canal Road from the Maryland border into Georgetown. The 184.5 mile long canal operated from 1831 until 1924 along the Potomac river from Washington, DC to Cumberland, Maryland. Its principal cargo was coal from the Allegheny mountains. Now it is a beautiful place to walk and ride bikes.

Along the way we passed the Abner Cloud House. Built in 1801, it is one of the oldest structures on the Canal.

Here is some of local wildlife enjoying a lazy Sunday afternoon.

Along the canal there are beautiful views of the Potomac.

In Georgetown, the canal is virtually dry while repairs are ongoing.

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