In the Area

Brunswick Heritage Museum

Depicting the history of the railroad and its significance for Brunswick. Also Exhibits of C&O Canal history.

A train lover’s paradise with a large model train layout on the third floor and museum shop.

Antiquing and Shopping

Visit the local antique stores and other businesses on Potomac Street and at the Circle and shop for furnishings, books, artifacts, collectibles, clothes, trinkets and valuables from days gone by.

C&O Canal and Towpath

Brunswick is located at mile 55 of the towpath that runs along the C&O Canal starting in Cumberland, MD and winding its way to Washington DC. Walking or biking along this historic trail is enjoyable at any season.

Get your C&O Canal Towpath companion app for iphone and always know where you are and what’s ahead. Includes eating spots off the path.

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Bicycle Rentals from downtown Brunswick by River & Trail


Potomac River

Accessible from the C&O Canal Towpath and the Brunswick campground for boating, tubing and fishing. river access ramp

Check out nearby outfitters who offer rafting, tubing, canoeing including overnight packages, and “team building” adventures.

RiverTrail logoRiver and Trail, Knoxville, MD   301 695 5177;

River & Trail offers guided whitewater rafting, tubing, kayaking, canoeing, climbing, cycling & hiking trips in the historic, Harpers Ferry area. River trips & lessons take place in Maryland, Virginia, & West Virginia on the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and Antietam Creek.


river riders logoRiver Riders, Harpers Ferry, WV    800 326 7238.    white water rafting, tubing, Zip Line Canopy Tours, Aerial Adventure Parks, kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddle boards, mountain biking, and fishing adventures on the beautiful Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers (class I-III). In Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; where Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia come together.  

Appalachian Trail

Just minutes away you can access the Appalachian Trail and hike on a portion of this longest hiking trail reaching from the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee to the forests of Maine. The area offers several river overlooks.

Brunswick Family Campground

Brunswick Family Campground is on a secluded stretch of land between the Potomac River and the C&O Canal National Historical Park in Frederick County, Maryland.  The Canal’s scenic towpath winds past the Brunswick Campground and provides the only road access to this riverfront camping area.  It is managed for the City of Brunswick by River & Trail.   Reserve ahead.

Harpers Ferry

Scenic West Virginia town on the Potomac and Shenandoah River which is a major point of interest relating to the Civil War, African American History, and the expedition of Lewis and Clark.  For events, guided walks and more go to

Harpers Ferry National Historical Park

KOA campground at Harpers Ferry
Harpers Ferry, West Virginia

Blue Ridge Center & Historic Mountain View Farm

Visit this conservation area where nature, farming and history converge. Twelve miles of hiking trails, events, lectures, farm visits for fresh eggs and organic produce.

Friends Wilderness Center

A non-profit Quaker-sponsored retreat center for individuals and small groups nestled within a remarkable private nature sanctuary of 1400 acres. Events, camping, hiking, or cabin stay.

Full Circle Theater Company in Shepherdstown

Theater performances in nearby historic Shepherdstown. Tel. 304 268 7798.