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Potomac Pathway: A Nature Guide to the C & O Canal

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Potomac Pathway: A Nature Guide to the C & O Canal

Napier Shelton

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From Georgetown to Harpers Ferry, through Hancock, to Cumberland, get an intimate, mile-by-mile look at the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park. This great resource guide describes in detail the plants and animals, forests, geology, and environmental issues of this towpath trail. With three maps and 82 pictures, learn about nature along the entire 184 miles. Hear about life along the Canal, from the Indians to present-day residents. Take a tour of the Potomac Valley and engage in favorite activities such as hiking, biking, and fishing. Take a side trip to Rock Creek and Glover-Archbold parks, South Mountain, and Green Ridge State Forest, and get an insider’s look at managing the park.

Size: 6″ x 9″ | 82 images and three maps | 160 pp
ISBN13: 9780764337987 | Binding: flexible binding


An ecologist and geographer, Napier Shelton is familiar with the land of and life in our national parks. He is also a writer for the National Park Service.