C&O Canal National Historical Park

Dusk at Lockhouse 6 in Bethesda, Maryland.

Swains Lockhouse and Canal.

On a misty morning a hiker makes his way past Lock 15.

A White-tail doe cools off one summer day in the C&O Canal.

Canada Geese early morning at Widewater.

Early morning jog. C&O Canal tow path.

Spider silhouette seen on walkway to Olmsted Island.

Bald Eagles are found more and more in the park. Here one flies above Widewater.

Found this White-tail doe along the C&O Canal tow path.

A Great Egret makes way for a pair of bikers on the tow path just north of Visitor’s Center.

Jogging along the C&O Canal tow path at widewater.

Great Egret. Early morning fishing.

Bicyclists often commute to DC using the C&O Canal tow path.

Springtime is breeding season for the American Toad.

As the sun sets a group of Canada Geese fly in to spend the night on Widewater near Anglers Inn.

An adult Bald Eagle above the Canal never ceases to thrill.


Reflection of hikers along tow path at Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center.

Black vulture drying its wings in empty tree tops.

Rocky islands reflection in Potomac River.

Kayaker cross canal at foot bridge near Anglers Inn.

Great Blue Herons seen from Olmsted Island Overlook in C&O Canal NHP in Maryland.

View from walkway out to Olmsted Island.

Widewater early morning.

Black vulture at C&O Canal NHP.

North of the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center a Great Blue Heron flies just above the C&O Canal.

Kayaker races in back channels of the Potomac River at the C&O Canal NHP in Maryland.

Great blue heron fishing in the shallows of the canal south of Old Anglers Inn in Potomac, Maryland.

Believed to be 1300 years old this Petroglyph can only be found when the river is very low.

Biking the C&O Canal tow path.

Dressed in period clothing a volunteer helps guide the Charles F Mercer canal boat up the canal.

Mergansers in flight over the C&O Canal.

On an outcropping above the canal, a White-tail fawn timidly seeks foliage for breakfast.

Great Blue Heron near lock 17.

A Great Blue Heron gently touches down near Widewater.

Found this juvenile barred owl near Swains Lock in Potomac, Maryland.

Practice runs in the back channels of Olmsted Island.

White-tail doe on the C&O Canal tow path.

The smell of a dead deer attracts Black vultures.

Costumed interpreter in the bow of the Charles F Mercer canal boat.

Common Loon at Widewater.