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Allegheny Trail Alliance
Amenities on C&O Canal Towpath

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At Cumberland, the Allegheny Trail Alliance system will connect 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 from 10 miles west of Hancock to 10 mile east of Hancock at 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.


Northern section, Cumberland to Williamsport


Southern section, Williamsport to Washington DC

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This page is part of the Allegheny Trail Alliance's site in support of the Great Allegheny Passage, a motor-free recreational rail trail connecting Pittsburgh PA and Cumberland MD. Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001by Allegheny Trail Alliance, Bill Metzger, Mary Shaw, and Roy Weil. Amenity information courtesy of FreeWheeling Easy. We encourage you to create links to this site and to print copies of the maps for your personal use. We prohibit other uses of this site, especially if they generate spam or other mass communications -- see our Privacy Policy.. This page was last modified on 12/04/03. Send email to ATA or contact the ATA or member trails.