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Section Cycle The C&O Canal National Historical Park - Part 2

  • C&O Canal Parking Lot 16500 Canal Rd Sharpsburg, MD, 21782 United States (map)

This is Part 2 of the MOSS Section Cycle of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park.  We will begin at the large parking lot on Canal Road across the Potomac River from Shepherdstown, WV.  (See the address and map. )  This trip will be a 17.2 mile round trip ride to Taylors Landing with a return ride back to Shepherdstown.  

As with every MOSS event there will be a time of Withdrawal, where we take the opportunity to disconnect and re-engage with our Creator.  This is done through a self-lead devotional time in the example of Jesus who, "Often withdrew to the wilderness to pray."  We will part company from the rest of our group temporarily and find a quiet place to consider the provided readings and prayers.  It is recommended that participants bring a journal and pen to write what comes to mind as they experience God through the discipline of solitude and silence in this natural setting.  Once this period of time is complete there will be a short discussion for those who wish to participate before the bike trip is continued.  

As this ongoing event proceeds, there will be opportunities to participate in cleanup projects that focus on trash removal from the Potomac River and the C&O Canal National Historical Park.  

184.5 Miles of Adventure!

Preserving America's early transportation history, the C&O Canal began as a dream of passage to Western wealth. Operating for nearly 100 years the canal was a lifeline for communities along the Potomac River as coal, lumber and agricultural products floated down the waterway to market. Today it endures as a pathway for discovering historical, natural and recreational treasures!