The C&O Canal Trail Gets a New Detour

We’ve been waiting for this news over two years, since the late Senator Robert Byrd announced he scored some stimulus dollars to refurbish the Knobley Mountain tunnel and trestle to connect the small railroad town of Carpendale, West Virginia, with the nearby C&O Canal path just south of Cumberland.

The realization that this dream was now a reality did not come from a press release or newspaper article, but with old-fashioned on-site reporting.

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The Anacostia Connection

The small (1.5 mile) segment of the 36 mile Anacostia Tributary Trail System from Bladensburg Park to the Anacostia wetlands has been a long time coming.   Since then, this segment of a system that follows stream beds from Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties with access to Maryland’s $9.2 million 50-acre Anacostia Wetland Mitigation Project, has gained some heavy-duty, highly visible support – on both sides of the creek.

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