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Dates: 1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
City / State: Brunswick, MD
Event Name: C&O Canal from Noland's Ferry to Big Slackwater
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 115288 2020/Y0748
Distance - Trail Ratings: Distance 10/20 km - 2B
Description: Trail is on the well maintained gravel surface of the C&O canal towpath.
Amenities: Strollers: Hard | Wheelchairs: hard | Pets: Yes | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: This event doesn't have any special Programs assigned.
Start Times: Dawn to Dusk
Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY using the AVA Online Start Box (
Start Point / Driving Directions: The detailed location of, and driving directions to, the event starting point are included in the walk directions, downloaded from the Online Start Box (OSB). The POC does not provide event directions nor accept alternate payment methods.
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Comments: PPSF 10K out and back from Lock 38 to the Antietam Creek area features beautiful river vistas, lock 38, view of the Shepherdstown bluffs and Packhorse Ford. Segment 5, 17K, from Nolands Ferry to Brunswick features a view of Furnace Mountain and, with a brief detour across the pivot bridge, the Victorian train station in Point of Rocks. Segment 6, 16K, from Brunswick to Dargan Bend features a gap through South Mountain ridge (the divide between Maryland's Frederick and Washington counties), 6 locks, and the opportunity for a short detour into historic Harpers Ferry. Segment 7, 13K, from Dargan Bend to Lock 38 features the Antietam Creek Aqueduct. Segment 8, 20K, from Lock 38 to Big Slackwater features cliffs with caves, and Dam 4. All segments feature abundant wildlife and wonderful scenery.NOTE: For updates on trail conditions and other warnings, see
Host Club: Maryland Volkssport Assn.
Contact: Darrell Neily  (See the Event Listing for further contact information.)