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C & O Canal, Washington DC

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  • I had the opportunity to bike the C&O canal trail in early July. In order to access the trail we parked at Reagan International in the economy lot. Parking is $17 (which I guess is economy for DC). Th...  more »
  • During my 4 months in Washington I walked parts of the C&O Canal many times as I kept crossing it on other walks. It was always a pleasure to walk the towpath whether the sun was beating down or rain ...  more »
  • We walked a portion of the canal just to get away from the busyness of the city street. This is a nice relaxing trail that follows the old canal. We used it to make our way over to Washington harbor. ...  more »

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