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Harpers Ferry, West Virginia is located at Mile 60 on the C&O canal. For anyone traveling along the canal towpath, it is a must stop either as a rest stop or for an overnight stay. The town has many good restaurants, several B&Bs and a Comfort Inn. The town is located where the Potomac and […]
Since the completion of the Great Allegheny Passage, there has been a significant increase in the number of bicyclists riding between Washington D.C and Pittsburgh. I wanted to share two recent initiatives to improve the route and support for cyclists.
First, the Allegheny Trail Alliance has a link on their website to an Amtrak Survey. The […]
Bicycling to or from most major airports is virtually impossible. Most airports are accessible only by major highways. If you plan to start or finish a bicycle tour at an airport, it can be difficult. However Reagan National Airport is an exception to this general rule. The primary road into the airport is the George […]
This post discusses the Monocacy Aqueduct on the C&O Canal. Be sure to read my other posts on sights along the Canal and Great Allegheny Passage. The Monocacy Aqueduct at mile 42 on the C&O is one of the most interesting structures along the canal. It was originally built in 1833 and it was restored in […]
The Great Allegheny Passage; the rail trail from Cumberland, MD to Pittsburgh, PA; is nearly complete. The final nine miles of the trail near Pittsburgh are in various stages of construction. An article in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the last piece, a railroad bridge that will carry the trail across the Monongahela River, has just […]« Previous Entries