October 30, 2017

C&O Canal – Great Falls

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TransparentSign14.3The WooFDriver and PAK have Mushed the C&O Canal Towpath several times in the area of Great Falls at milepost 14.3, but the view never gets old! From 1785 to 1828 the Patowmack Canal Company constructed and operated here, but when the company went bankrupt in 1828, they turned over their assets to the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. What is now the visitors center, the Great Falls Tavern hotel was built by the canal company and opened in 1831.

Great Falls Historical Society’s Website to learn more about Great Falls

National Parks Service Website another resource to learn more about the area

Here is photos from the Mushing Tour on January 7, 2014!
WDOT C&O Great Falls 1.07.2014

This album is January 9, 2013, with great pictures of the falls!
WooFDriver On Tour - C&O Canal Georgetown Washington DC 1.09.2013

Enjoy these videos from the Mushing Adventures around the Great Falls area!

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