Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park - Brunswick

TRACK Trail map for C&O Brunswick

The Brunswick TRACK Trail is 0.8 miles one way (1.6 miles round trip) from the kiosk to milepost 56. The trail follows the path of the original towpath of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Along the way you will discover the rich natural and historical heritage of Brunswick.

Brunswick was once an important hub of American industry, with a bustling canal and railroad competing for business in the Potomac River Valley.

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Sticker for C&O Canal

Location Details

Recreational Features: Birding
Amenities: Restrooms
ADA Compliant:
Gate in front of towpath
Milepost 56
Train over culvert

Adventures for Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park - Brunswick

The Need for Trees brochure

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal: Need for Trees

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By following the picture and textual clues found in "The Need for Trees" brochure, you will discover six common trees found along the C&O Canal towpath. During your adventure, you will learn about the need we, and other animals, have for trees and about the roles they play in the forest.

Nature's Hide & Seek / El Juego Del Escondite En La Naturaleza

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El Juego Del Escondite En La Naturaleza/Nature's Hide & Seek brochure is designed so that kids of all ages can walk along the trail and discover common things that are often overlooked in nature. Written in both Spanish and English, discover new things hiding in nature with the help of this bilingual brochure.


Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Towpath
Brunswick, MD 21716
Latitude: 39.310975300000
Longitude: -77.627454200000


This trail was made possible by a partnership with the National Park Service.