We walked a little ways on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Trail (C&O Canal Trail) in Georgetown one morning. This portion is known as the Cow Towpath.
We were a little disappointed in the trail. We were expecting a greenway, but it’s more of a dirt path. It’s a heavily used trail, though. Because of the large amount of bikers, walkers and fishermen, we had to walk single file for the majority of the walk. Chris suggested we walk around the Georgetown community instead.
We really like the Georgetown area. It’s very quaint and filled with lots of restaurants and shops. Very walkable. Lots of greenery. Lots of beautiful buildings.
We found Rock Creek Park along the waterfront. There were people boating, biking and walking along the water. Kids played in a water fountain.
Back on the main streets, we found the Old Stone House, completed in 1766. It is the only remaining pre-Revolutionary building in the capital. It is also part of Rock Creek Park.