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C&O Canal: History and Nature

Course number : LIR220   ID : 24074    Section Number : 1
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The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal--built as a commercial waterway through Frederick County alongside the unnavigable Potomac River when the nation was young--was doomed almost from the start by the railroad, and then put out of business altogether by river floods. Now a National Park, it is a cherished outdoor spot by cyclists, hikers, and others. This course examines the canal's history, especially the varied engineering marvels of its time, and as a place of both recreation and natural beauty today. The first session is in the classroom and the second session will be a walking tour of a section of the canal. The walk is less than 2 miles with minimal elevation changes along a well-maintained pathway. Students are to provide their own transportation to the meet up location for the walk. Exact location will be determined at a later date. Rain Date for the walk - September 26

Class Details

2 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon.  
  Weekly - Mon.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Conference Center (E Building)

Instructor : Continuing Education Instructor 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus and on location in an in-person environment.

In County 

Price: $0.00

In State 

Price: $5.00

Out of State Price 


Registration Closes On
Monday, September 12, 2022 @ 12:00 AM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/12/2022 - 9/12/2022 Weekly - Mon 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Frederick, Conference Center (E Building)  Map, Room: E138 Continuing Education Instructor 
9/19/2022 - 9/19/2022 Weekly - Mon 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Continuing Education Instructor