June 8 • 11am – 2pm

2022 C&O Canal Tour

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Come join MEDA and Leadership Maryland for an exclusive Members Only C&O Canal Tour. We’ll be touring the C&O Canal’s Cushwa Basin with its working aqueduct and electric boat rides, and take a walk in downtown Williamsport.

Registration is limited to MEDA and Leadership Maryland Members only, so sign up soon!

Located in the town of Williamsport, the C&O Canal is a historic treasure for Maryland. The Canal has been operating for almost 100 years and in 1971 was established as the C&O Canal National Historical Park. A few of the highlights of this area include two historic structures: the last standing railroad lift bridge in the country, and the Bollman Bridge, one of the first iron bridges ever built in the U.S.

Join us to see the sights!

The tour is open to MEDA and Leadership Maryland members only.
Note: Registration is limited, so please sign up early. 


  • June 8, 2022   11am-2pm, Williamsport, MD
  • Cost:  $25.00 (includes lunch)
  • Casual dress and comfortable walking shoes are suggested
  • Address for parking: 142 W Potomac St, Williamsport, MD 21795 for parking
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  • Gather in the C&O Canal National Historic Park’s new HQ facility. Welcome by Donnie Stotlmyer, Williamsport Town Administrator, and Mainstreet Manager, Kathryn Gratton.
  • Speakers: Dan Spedden (President and CEO of the Washington County Convention and Visitor Center) and members of Port 44, the all-female real estate investment group transforming the streetscape.
  • Speaker John Noel (Deputy Superintendent of the C&O Canal NHP) will present an overview of the significant investment made in the Cushwa Basin and the extraordinary partnership that made it happen.  Other collaborators will be on hand to answer questions.


  • Walk the short distance to the Cushwa Basin to visit the C&O Canal interpretive center and enjoy a boxed lunch from Williamport’s own Desert Moon Cafe.
  • Electric boat rides with an interpretive guide will be offered to traverse the only watered-aqueduct on the C&O Canal.


  • Optional walking tour of Williamsport’s Main Street area led by Kathryn Gratton, Main Street Manager, to see the projects already in motion.

Speakers for the Canal Tour:

Special thanks to our sponsor: Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Watch our video to get learn more about the importance of the canal and the projects that have enhanced its economic development.


Wed, Jun 8, 2022 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm


C&O Canal – Cushwa Basin Visitor Center
205 W. Potomac St
Williamsport , MD 21795

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2022 C&O Canal Tour