14 Bethesda Magazine | 2018-2019 NEWCOMERS GUIDE
WONDERS OF NATURE
Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life byheading out to the Chesapeake & Ohio CanalNational Historical Park. The canal’s hard-packeddirt towpath provides a pleasant way to take inthe beauty of nature whether by strolling, joggingor cycling. Plenty of parking is available at thepark’s Great Falls Tavern Visitors Center onMacArthur Boulevard in Potomac, where visitorscan trek out to Olmsted Island to watch thepowerful current cascading over the falls of thePotomac River. The park also offers mule-drawnrides along the canal on an 1870s packet boat.
11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac;