Winter C&O Canal Walk - Potomac, MD

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Winter C&O Canal Walk - Potomac, MD

Walk with FreeWalkers on the historic C&O Canal from Anglers Inn to Georgetown and back.


When and where

Date and time

Sunday, December 10 · 8:30am - 5pm EST


Angler Parking 10790 Macarthur Boulevard Potomac, MD 20854

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Start and finish: Anglers Parking, 10790 MacArthur Blvd, Potomac MD

Distance: 10 - 24 miles

Where to find us: Parking lot across from Old Anglers Inn

Optional endpoints: early turnaround (10mi)

Terrain: gravel, flat

Return: on foot

Parking: Free parking at the start

Difficulty: Average

Category: nature, scenic

Coordinators: Katey Lazarchik, Sarah Abedin

The start of the walk is across from the Old Angler's Inn, where there is plenty of parking and a public restroom. From there, we will walk 12 miles downstream to historic Georgetown, and return along the same route.

The route is lined with historic canal locks, restored lock keeper cottages, wildlife and awesome views of the Potomac River.

For those of you who want to walk a shorter distance, the turnaround will be at Lock 7, for a 10-mile walk.

After the walk, we will gather over at the Old Anglers Beer/Pizza Garden to refuel and celebrate!

If you are training to do the Kennedy50 this is a great opportunity to meet others who are doing it as well.

If you are new to long-distance walking, this is a good one to start with as you can do as little or as much as you choose. No pressure.

The event is free and open to everyone, but we do encourage optional donations in support of FreeWalkers. This walk is organized by the volunteers of, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


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About the organizer

Organized by

FreeWalkers is a non-profit 501(c)3 social organization and network for individuals interested in participating in distance walking events. Our group is free and open to everyone. We encourage each member to accomplish challenging goals as we work together, experience, and promote pro-pedestrian issues. Paricipants accept responsibity for themselves on the walk.