Top 200 Places: 200 Mile C&O Canal Towpath and Park

Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
11710 MacArthur Blvd, Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center
Maryland 20854

The 184 mile towpath extends all the way from Georgetown, in Washington, DC to Cumberland, MD. Dedicating to preserving and educating the public about the canal era and America’s transportation history, several visitor centers can be found along this 184 mile long canal trail. Dogs are allowed throughout the park and on the canal trail. Dogs must be under their owner’s control, leashed, and cleaned up after at all times.

Top 200 Places, with tens of thousands of places listed to take your dog to, will be releasing on it’s Dog News blog, Facebook page and on Twitter a list of 200 Top Places that you can take your dog in the U.S. and Canada. This list, while intended to highlight top places that are especially pet-friendly, is not designed to be the absolutely top 200 places that we could find, but a sampling of the top places so that all regions, types of attractions, hotels, B&Bs, vacation rentals, parks, beaches, shopping and more can be considered. No doubt each of you will find many other places not on this list or our full list of dog-friendly places at Please let us know about them by commenting on the blog or emailing us at You can also let us and our readers know if you agree or disagree with the selections, or your experiences there. Please keep in mind that places often change their policies regarding dogs and thus may have different policies at any time in the future.

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