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C&O Canal: Lock 8 to Lock 6 Professional Review and Guide
"This smooth portion of the C&O Canal towpath follows the canal with views of a rocky branch of the Potomac River.
The C&O Canal National Historical Park stretches for 185 miles from Georgetown to Cumberland, Maryland. The canal provided a trade link between the Chesapeake Bay and the western frontier. The project was started in 1828, on the same day as construction began on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, which ran from Baltimore to Cumberland."
--Louise S. Baxter, Best Easy Day Hikes: Washington, D.C. (Falcon Guides).
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