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Western Md. Rail Trail Sections Closed For Repairs

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources says portions of the Western Maryland Rail Trail will be closed for scheduled maintenance through March 27.

03/10/2014

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C&O Canal Recruits Retired Teachers In Allegany Co.

The Chesapeake and Ohio National Historical Park is looking for retired school teachers in Allegany County.

01/17/2014

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Old Ways Of Life On C&O Coming Back

It appears some of the old ways of life on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal gradually will be coming back to Williamsport now that the National Park Service has announced plans to move forward with at least three projects on the canal that will re-create features of the former commercial waterway and enhance visitor experiences.

12/22/2013

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Ask An Expert: Best Bike Rides In Baltimore

Whether you are an avid cyclist or new to the sport, Baltimore has scenic paths that are ready for you to explore! Meredith Mitchell from Baltimore Bicycle Works offers some great advice and trail suggestions.

04/06/2013

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Event Recognizes Md.’s C&O Canal Families

The National Park Service is asking the families of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal workers to share their stories at an event in Cumberland.

06/09/2012

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C&O Canal Signs Direct Park Users To Nearby Towns

The National Park Service is encouraging people to leave the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park. It’s part of a program urging hikers and bikers to visit nearby Potomac River towns.

05/01/2012

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C&O Canal Volunteers Target Garlic Mustard Weed

A volunteer group says it’s launching an attack on a non-native plant that threatens to crowd out native flowering plants in the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.

04/09/2012

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Hiking Trail Along C&O Canal Gets New Signage

Hikers in the C&O Canal National Historical Park are getting a well-marked alternative to the Paw Paw Tunnel near Oldtown.

10/21/2011

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Cumberland: Where Fun And History Intersect

The city of Cumberland in Western Maryland was once the western-most point of the British Empire. Today it’s an historic, outdoor destination in a landscape known as Mountain Maryland that attracts visitors interested in cycling, hiking, kayaking, shopping, studying history and enjoying arts.

09/24/2011

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Sewage Spill Closes C&O Canal Section

A sewage spill has closed part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in Washington County.

09/23/2011

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Catoctin Aqueduct To Be Dedicated On Oct. 15

Five years ago, the historic Catoctin Aqueduct was a pile of crumbling stones. Today, after a $4.5 million public-private effort, the aqueduct stands once again. It will be dedicated in an Oct. 15 ceremony.

09/19/2011

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C&O Canal Sites Closed By Potomac Flooding In Md.

Flooding is occurring along the Potomac River in Frederick and Washington Counties.

05/19/2011

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