The Capital Crescent Trail (CCT), a rail-trail from Georgetown to Silver Spring, is enjoyed by thousands of cyclists and runners as a recreational outlet and commuter route. Unbeknownst to most of its users, the section of the CCT in DC that runs parallel to the towpath is in fact managed by the C&O Canal National Historical Park.
On July 5, 2012, the C&O Canal launched a large-scale effort to cut back overgrown vegetation that was encroaching on the narrow trail and re-establish a shoulder so that cyclists and pedestrians are no longer squeezed into each other's path. The work, which is taking place between the Montgomery County line to the Arizona Avenue Bridge, was made possible, in part, by the support of the community through the C&O Canal Trust.
If this work has benefitted you or affected your life, please take a moment to share your thoughts with us. We'll forward them on to decision-makers to demonstrate the community's interest in and support of the project.
In addition, if you want to see similar projects undertaken, both on the CCT in DC and on the C&O Canal towpath, we encourage you to make a gift today.