This is a hidden gem and a National Historical Park. Surprisingly one comes upon the park when heading to the Washington Harbor from the main drag in Georgetown.
The park and canal are shaded with trees and has pathways on both sides of the canal. Speaking with the park ranger, I was informed that the boat rides were recently discontinued because the boat was no longer seaworthy and since the government has no money to replace or repair the boat, there are no longer rides through the canal, provided by the parks department, for visitors. He further informed me that a big infusion of money was necessary to re-create the experience.
As I walked along the pathway I noticed that the wood framing the canal was beginning to rot and warp. The morter or cement between the stones and cinder blocks was beginning to disappear, one has to wonder, if and infusion of monies is not soon found, will the canal continue to exist?
While this may not be a "major" National Park, it is still worth the visit as long as you are in Georgetown, it pulls together all the other historical markers found in old fire call boxes throughout the area.
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