Hike along the C&O Canal: Whites Ferry to Edwards Ferry

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Hiking the Chesapeake Ohio Towpath along the canal is a great way to get some fresh air and feast your eyes on Maryland's natural scenery. 

Park in the lot on Whites Ferry road and hop on the Chesapeake Ohio towpath. This is an out-and-back so you can make it as short as you want or up to 10 miles. Great for familes and dog friendly!

Photos: Wally Gobetz, David Baron

Pack List

  • Layers
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Sun protection
  • Camera
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RT Distance 10 Miles
Elevation Gain 165 Feet
Activities Mountain Biking, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Features
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Groups
River
Scenic
Wildlife

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