The C&O Canal Trust has released its new mobile app, “C&O Canal Explorer,” to aid users in exploring the 184.5 miles and 20,000 acres of the C&O Canal National Historical Park. The app is available for download on both Android and Apple devices from their respective app stores.
The mobile app includes more than 600 points of interest in the park mapped in a searchable format, allowing users to find at a glance hiking trails, historic sites, trailheads, parking, and more. The app also calculates the distance from a user’s location to nearby amenities and points of interest, with the ability to view what lies both upstream and downstream of a current location.
The app was developed by the C&O Canal Trust, the nonprofit partner of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park, which works in partnership with the National Park Service and local communities to raise funds to preserve the park for future generations and to broaden support through programs that highlight the park’s historical, natural, and cultural heritage and recreational opportunities.
C&O Canal Explorer is available for $0.99 a download, which will help the C&O Canal Trust maintain its high quality, keep its information up-to-date, and add new functionality. The app was developed in partnership with Cermak Technologies, Inc., with funding from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
The app can be downloaded from the Google and Apple App Stores and at http://www.canaltrust.org/plan/explorer-mobile-app/.