Oldtown, Maryland: Paw Paw Tunnel

Follow a walking trail 3,000 feet through an old railway tunnel. It's an official park attraction, complete with dripping water and bats.
Address:
Oldtown Rd SE, Oldtown, MD
Directions:
From Oldtown drive east 10 miles on MD-51/Oldtown Rd SE. You'll cross a little bridge, and as the road bends right, turn left onto a gravel side road. Park in the lot, then follow the walking trail signs a half-mile to the tunnel entrance.
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Paw Paw Tunnel

The old Paw Paw Tunnel on the C&O Canal was dug through a mountain, over 3,000 feet long, and still accessible as part of a towpath. In addition to dripping water and forming stalactites we saw at least 60 bats! Once through the tunnel, the towpath continues iton an area called The Big Cut where they blasted away stones when forming the canal. So beautiful and so unique!

[Kourtney, 02/21/2020]

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