Just below Williamsport, MD, in an area known as Big Slackwater (the Potomac flows very slowly here), a section of the towpath had washed out in two big storms that year. As a result, a detour on local farm roads was created, that took you about five miles out of your way. More importantly, it spoiled the otherwise entirely "car free" aspect of an end to end Canal ride. For many years, it seemed this situation would never be resolved, much to the disappointment of folks like me.
|The view looking downstream at the upper end of the Big Slackwater section.|
Now I can't wait to do another end to end ride on the towpath... staying on the path the whole way!
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