Event Category: Hike
Start Date: Wednesday, 3/6/2019
Start Time: 10:15 AM
Contact: Merrily Sterns, 917/715-1962 (cell)
Description: Enjoy an easy hike along the C&O Canal towpath from Pennyfield Lock (Lock 22) to Swains Lock (Lock 21) and return, totaling about 6 flat miles along the canal and the Potomac River, with lunch midway. Meet at 10:15 a.m. at the far end of the C&O Canal Pennyfield Lock parking lot, near the gates to the trail leading to the towpath. Bring lunch and water. Directions: From Beltway, take exit 39 to MD Rt. 190 West/River Road towards Potomac. Turn onto Rt. 190 West/River Road and continue about 9 miles to Pennyfield Lock Road, on the left. (It is Esworthy Road on the right). (GPS: 39° 3’ 24” N; 77° 17’ 6”W.) Turn left. (“Historic Tobytown” sign is on the immediate right.) Continue about ¾ mile to end of Pennyfield Lock Road. Turn left into the parking lot, continuing to the far end near gates. Restroom facilities are limited to porta-johns at parking lot and at lunch. Hike will be canceled if Montgomery County schools are closed or open late due to weather.