Winter Wonderland Canal Walk

The Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club is sponsoring a walk on the C&O Canal Towpath, Cabin John, MD on Saturday, Jan. 19. This 10km trail, with a 5km option, rated 1B, is an easy out and back walk on the C&O Canal towpath upstream from Carderock to the Widewater area, to Locks #15 and #16 and to the beginning of the Great Falls overlook trail on relatively flat natural surfaces. An optional 1km trail will take walkers to Olmsted Island to view the Great Falls of the Potomac River. The terrain is suitable for strollers but not for wheelchairs. Restrooms are available at the Start/Finish point. Water will not be available except in the restrooms at the start point.

The Start/Finish point is the third parking area at the Carderock Recreation Area at the C&O Canal Towpath, Cabin John; the GPS coordinates are: 38.976280, -77.205389. The start time is between 10 and 11 a.m. and participants must finish the walk by 2 p.m. The walk is offered for free or for IVV credit.

Pre-registration is required for IVV credit. To pre-register, send a $3 check, payable to SVSVC, to Carolyn Thurber, 17616 Mill Creek Drive; Derwood, MD 20855-1015. Write “C&O” and your phone number on the check. Checks mus be received by Tuesday, Jan. 15. Children 12 and under earn IVV credit for no charge at all events sponsored by the Seneca Valley Sugarloafers Volksmarch Club.

For more information, contact event coordinators Jone Parr (301-385-0054 or or Maribeth Evans (301-946-5496 or

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