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Very interesting place to visit!

We stopped here with family wanting to show us the area. You need to wear very comfortable shoes... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
djdudley
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Montville, New Jersey
Great place to walk

The road driving you there is very nice, surrounded by trees. To enter the park, it will cost you... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Yves-Louis P
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 weeks ago
“Very interesting place to visit!”
24 Jun 2018
“Great place to walk ”
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Pennyfield Lock Rd., Potomac, MD 20854
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stopped here with family wanting to show us the area. You need to wear very comfortable shoes. The walk is very interesting and informative.

Thank djdudley
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The road driving you there is very nice, surrounded by trees. To enter the park, it will cost you $10 for a single entry or $30 for all year long pass. The car park can accommodate plenty of cars. You walk alongside the river, take...More

Thank Yves-Louis P
Reviewed 11 December 2017

While I have not stayed at the Lockhouse it is worth seeing it. it is, after all, a real piece of our past. Getting to the Lockhouse means that you are standing between the Potomac River and the C&O canal. It makes little sense to...More

Thank guilford417
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Hiking was ok but moldy air and stinky fungus smell of the old house was terrible ..left early without sleeping experience to avoid getting pneumonia.

1  Thank seunghi y
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This lockhouse is really neat, like a messenger from the past. Very reachable, right on the trail. Good place for photos too.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 29 November 2016

The falls are beautiful with the trees turning and the walk itself along the river is easy and relaxing. Close enough to enjoy for a quick walk to get out of the house.

Thank AzNodaker
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The Maryland side of Great Falls is part of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. It is scenic, has great walking paths and a super view of the Potomac as it falls through the area. The Canal and related boat are fascinating to see and...More

Thank MichaelM2080
Reviewed 18 September 2015

This is one of many little stopping places along the Potomac River on the Canal which is up above the River. The canal used to have canal boats carrying passengers & supplies from up north into DC prior to the railroads. This little stop has...More

Thank viaggiareconpoco
Reviewed 2 September 2015

The lockhouse is not for the faint of heart as it is pretty much as it was when it was built almost two centuries ago. However, one who is biking the C&O canal paths from Georgetown to Harpers Ferry might try an overnight stay. No...More

2  Thank PacoCM
Reviewed 28 July 2015

On a few visits to Gaithersburg I've enjoyed having a look around the exterior of the Lockhouse and then walking along the Potomac. I've done this in winter, spring and the height of summer and there's always something different in the way of plant life...More

Thank Nick D
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