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Lockhouse 22 - C&O Canal Trust

Pennyfield Lock Rd., Potomac, MD 20854
+1 301-745-8888
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Very cool

This lockhouse is really neat, like a messenger from the past. Very reachable, right on the trail... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tim G
Sallisaw, Oklahoma
Beautiful Walk

The falls are beautiful with the trees turning and the walk itself along the river is easy and... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2016
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4 weeks ago
“Very cool”
28 Nov 2016
“Beautiful Walk”
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Pennyfield Lock Rd., Potomac, MD 20854
+1 301-745-8888
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  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
Reviewed 16 July 2015

My husband likes to be outdoors. He brought me here to sight see. We sat out on the grass and just watched the people and the water. It was a nice relaxing spot. He told me the history of the location and we read some...More

Thank ndntelliott
Reviewed 18 May 2015

I think you will enjoy seeing this “old time” home that the National Park Service and many public citizen volunteers have cleaned up and preserved for visitors. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park is 184.5 miles long. It carried canal boats from Washington,...More

1  Thank Hanschen
Reviewed 21 January 2015

you can walk and bile on the flat path next to canal or you can chose to be adventurous and go to "Billy Goat " hike trail

Thank sandyis
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We spent a magical summer night at the lockhouse last year and felt as if we'd stepped back in time. It was lovely having the park to ourselves after sunset. We biked in the twilight and again as the mist rose over the canal waters...More

7  Thank 2trvel
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27 July 2015|
Response from ndntelliott | Reviewed this property |
Yes parking is very close,