Catoctin Aqueduct – C&O Canal Motorcycle Ride

Posted: November 12, 2013 in C&O Canal, Motorcycle Rides
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Earlier this year I stopped at the Catoctin Aqueduct.   For background on what I am doing with the C&O please look at this post.

LocationCatoctin Aqueduct

Mile Marker – 51

Historical Comments –One of eleven stone aqueducts (allowing the canal to pass over Catoctin Creek) it was recently rebuilt. From 1978, when it was destroyed in a flood, until October 2011 the span across the creek was via a steel footbridge.

You can stay overnight in the Lock house, see here for detail.

Ride to Site – This stop on the C&O is between Point of Rock and Brunswick, MD.  You will use State Route 464 and turn onto Lander rode to get to the canal.  When approaching the turn off of 464 from the east pay close attention, the sign gives you the appearance that you take the next left.  It is actually the second left!

Amenities – parking, lodging

Road Conditions (from main road) – Paved to parking area

Railway Situation – Ground level

Parking Lot Conditions – Large, loose gravel and, use a kickstand puck.

Main Attraction – Aqueduct is about a mile from the parking area. Lock house number 28

My Thoughts – This is a good area to see a lock house and how the canal flowed along the river.  The restored aqueduct is a bit of a hike if you are wearing riding gear.

Map

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