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Super 8 Motel of Hancock in Hancock
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Steve from Chicago IL on 05/24/2010 11:54 AM
Stayed here in 2008 during a rainy trip from Cumberland to Georgetown. This Super 8 is what you would expect from a chain; clean, modest accomodations, and inexpensive. The staff was very friendly and the best part was they had a hose to spray our muddy bikes. Close to restaurants and the trail. I would stay here again.

 
Jobtraklite from Quincy, IL on 06/15/2010 10:29 AM
Talk about deja vu. I could have written these same words when I did Cumberland to DC back in 1995, especially that part about the hose.

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Motel Sleepers in Brunswick
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Steve from Chicago on 05/24/2010 11:43 AM
Stayed here in 2008 while biking from Cumberland to Georgetown with a few buddies. Normally we would not have chosen to stay in Brunswick but we learned Whites Ferry was not operating. Unable to make it to our lodging across the river we found the Motel Sleepers aka Green Country Inn. This was an odd place; very dormitory like and kind of depressing (sort of like a nursing home). We learned it is/was a place for railroaders to stay while away from home. But it was clean and the people there were nice.

 
JObtraklite from Quincy, il on 06/14/2010 04:11 PM
Based on a stay here in 2006, this is a fair description. Also, at least at that time there was a restaurant on the premises that kept late hours, if not 24.

 
Anonymous on 06/14/2010 04:16 PM
I notice the restaurant is listed as the Green Country Inn. So if the list is accurate, it's still there.

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Contact email fixed
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Ray (webmaster) on 06/07/2010 01:44 PM
The email address on the "Contact Us" page is now working. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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canoeing
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Anonymous from baltimore on 05/25/2010 12:25 PM
trying to go canoeing this weekend 5/28 from paw paw to bonds with 12 year olds some with experience. what is the river like? thinking it might be too high and fast.

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Holiday Inn Cumberland in Cumberland
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Steve from Chicago on 05/24/2010 11:56 AM
Stayed here in 2008 before our ride to Georgetown. Staff was very accomodating. They let us keep our bikes in a secure room right next to the reception desk. Close to restaurants. I would stay here again.

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Trail Access?
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Anonymous on 05/05/2008 01:28 PM
Where does one actually get onto the towpath? Can't see where I might park or actually get onto the trail. Assistance much appreciated.

 
JDL from Ohio on 05/14/2010 10:06 PM
Have ridden the C&O from Cumberland to D.C. In Cumberland, under a highway bridge (downtown; near train center), long term parking is available. Check in with folks at railroad museum, in historic train center.

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Point of Rocks
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baboo from keymar on 04/19/2010 04:46 PM
Are you allowed to put boats in the river anywhere near here?

 
John on 04/20/2010 08:38 AM
I saw there is a steep boat ramp at Nolands Ferry. See pic at this web site. http://www.capitolareafishing.com/november-11-nolands-ferrymdva/

 
Ray (webmaster) on 04/20/2010 08:59 AM
You'll find an interactive map to the Nolands Ferry ramp on this page: http://www.bikecando.com/nolands-ferry.aspx

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Spring is finally here
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Anonymous on 04/05/2010 09:28 PM
It's beautiful out there

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Volunteers needed for sandbagging - March 13
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Ray (webmaster) on 03/13/2010 08:44 AM
You might be seeing these notices after Saturday morning, but if you want to help I would still suggest calling - these efferts might be going on for many days:



Lockhouse 6 Needs Your Help! -
Volunteers needed Saturday


In preparation for the flood, which is expected to crest near Lockhouse 6 on Sunday, the C&O Canal Trust will sandbag the lockhouse beginning at noon this Saturday, March 13th. Materials and equipment will be provided, though additional wheelbarrows would be welcomed. Assistance may also be required to move furnishings associated with the Trust's Canal Quarters program.


Please keep in mind, parking at this location is very limited.


If you have specific questions, please contact Matthew Logan at 301-512-7027 or logan@canaltrust.org.



Volunteers Needed at Great Falls -
Sandbagging to take place at Tavern


The Historic Tavern at Great Falls is also enlisting the help of volunteers tomorrow beginning at 9 a.m. All persons interested in helping should call the Visitor Center first thing tomorrow morning at 301-767-3714.



Cushwa Warehouse Needs Help -
Items to be moved to second floor


The Cushwa building, which houses the Visitor Center at Williamsport, will likely be inundated before the weekend is over. Volunteers are gathering tomorrow morning to disassemble exhibits and move items to the second floor. Work will begin by 8:30. To assist, contact Curt Gaul by calling 301-491-6265.

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C&O Declares Flood Emergency - EXPECT CLOSURES
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Ray (webmaster) on 03/13/2010 08:32 AM
Superintendent Kevin Brandt has signed a Flood Emergency Declaration for the C&O Canal National Historical Park.



There is still a considerable snow pack in the mountains of the Potomac Watershed. The National Weather Service estimates that 5" to 9" of liquid moisture could still be in this snow. They also forecast additional rain totals could exceed 8". The melting snow combined with the forecasted rain is expected to produce a major flood along the length of the park.



To prepare for the impending flood, the park has already begun to close various facilities and access points. For more information on closures, please visit the park website.
http://www.nps.gov/choh/planyourvisit/closures.htm

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Flood Warning for March 2010
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Ray (webmaster) on 03/13/2010 08:26 AM
From the Park service, via C&O Canal Assn:

Expected heavy rainfall during the weekend of March 12-14, 2010 may result in major flooding along sections of the C&O Canal. The Potomac River is expected to reach flood stage in all areas of the park between Saturday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 16, 2010. Park visitors are asked to use extreme caution during periods of high water. Hikers and bikers planning to use campgrounds along the canal are advised to seek alternate accommodations. Area closures are anticipated. For updates call the C&O Canal Flood Information Line at 1-888-445-0023.

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Mommer's Diner
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Anonymous on 08/30/2008 05:35 PM
great food. reasonable prices. good service even to wet, muddy bikers.

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Mommer's Diner
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Anonymous on 08/30/2008 05:34 PM
food was awesome. pleasant environment.

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Bethesda
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Anonymous on 05/05/2008 01:29 PM
BTW I'd like to get onto the trail around Bethesda or Cabin John. Thanks

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Back in the water
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Ray on 06/14/2007 07:49 AM
This boat was closed for a while for repairs, but is back in operation as of early June.

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Visitors' Center closed
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Psychlist on 06/14/2007 07:45 AM
Thru the fall of 2007, the Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center is closed for renovation, but there is a temporary visitor center and restroom facilities by the refreshment stand. The lower parking lot is also closed.

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