Day 57 of a Year Long Road Trip Along America’s Scenic Byways
Chesapeake & Ohio Canal
Today we started out on the Westernmost part of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal in northwestern Maryland near where the last three locks that were built to divert water from the Potomac River. The canal was mainly used to transport coal from the Allegheny Mountains to D.C. where the route ended. While it is no longer used for commerce, residents of the area enjoy hiking, biking, and camping along the trail.ON THE ROAD AGAIN!