Monday, July 31, 2017

A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal

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Yesterday afternoon, we drove to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, at Great Falls, and walked for awhile. We visited quite a few years ago in the summer, when we were able to ride on the boat. This time we knew we'd be arriving too late in the day to even get into the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center, never mind ride on the canal boat (even if it was running), so we planned to just walk on the boardwalk to Olmsted Island to see the Great Falls of the Potomac and walk the towpath for awhile.

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the spillway near the Great Falls Tavern

Views from the boardwalk going to Olmsted Island:

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Great Falls of the Potomac

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Great Falls of the Potomac

A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
at Olmsted Island

Heading back to the C&O Canal Park on the boardwalk:

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We went a very short way on the Billy Goat Trail and got these views:

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A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Seen along the towpath:

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A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
It's Kennady!

A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
also, these old people . . . oh wait, that's me and the hubster!
Photo credit: KAT

A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

A Great Falls C&O Canal PhotoJournal on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

For more info about the C&O Canal, see my previous posts:

From the High School Lesson Book - Canal Transport on Homeschool Coffee Break @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com - Learn about transportation advances in America following the War of 1812, with a focus on the C&O Canal in Maryland #homeschool #highschool #UShistory



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4 comments:

Dawn Rebekah said...

We love Great Falls park.
Blessings, Dawn

Mother of 3 said...

So pretty!

NC Sue said...

This looks like a wonderful place to visit. I hope you'll come share your photos at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/07/pm-paddle-on-lake.html

At Home where life happens said...

Such a lovely place! - Lori

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