Thankfully, 2 other travelers told us to walk our bikes through & so glad they did. It is kind of scary going through here - but you must if you are biking the C&O. Have lights on your bike &/or head!! Very dark when you get to the middle.
It is nice to see something so momentous within easy walking distance. Walk or bike or push your wheelchair along the path that was hand dug over a hundred years ago. Imagine the immigrants working long days in hot humid muggy summers or cold and windy winters with hand tools for long days. Look at a tunnel that was hand... 更多
It was a bit of a drive getting there but worth the trip. Bring a flashlight and be prepared for some dripping water on your head. There is a .5 mile flat walk along the towpath to get to the tunnel. It is dark and cold in there, has a mysterious and historical feel to it. I just used the... 更多
The Paw Paw Tunnel was built as part of the C&O Canal (along the Potomac River between Georgetown in Washington, DC, terminating in Cumberland, Maryland). At a particularly twisty part of the river, the canal builders decided that instead of following the river's bends and turns, they would make a short-cut by digging a tunnel through a mountain. Now, hikers... 更多
This is a great place to visit history. By walking though ,it takes you back in time.You can almost feel what it was like to have the canal boats many years ago.
I had heard of the Paw Paw Tunnel but always believed it was a rail tunnel, presumably for the B & O Railroad. After parking my car in a lot, we walked about 1/4 to a half mile and I discovered it was actually a waterway tunnel built as part of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. We started in without... 更多
Seems to be cool in there most of the time. It is an amazing piece of history! Flashlight is a must it's longer than you think!