At Cumberland, the Allegheny Trail Alliance system connects with the C&O Canal Towpath. The official web site for the towpath is at the National Park Service. Four good complementary sites are the Potomac Conservancy, the C&O Canal Association, Kathy Bilton's Canal pages, and a biking guide at C&O Canal Biking Guide. The paved Western Maryland Rail-Trail now parallels the towpath for 10 miles from Hancock to Big Pool Maryland.
The FreeWheeling Easy database of trailside amenities, which supplies information to the maps on this site, extends onward from Cumberland down the C&O Canal to Washington DC. For the convenience of through-travelers, we provide that information here. Click on the generic amenity symbol for all information about the corresponding location. See the sites mentioned above for other information.
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