Mile 76.7 - Ice cream cones 75 cents? That's what the sign at Snyder's
landing says and the arrow is pointing this way, to Barron's C&O Canal Hiker
Biker Store. This is a must-visit! Besides having lots of cool liquid
refreshments, there's a C&O Canal museum with many historic pictures of sights
along the canal. These were donated by the people from Sharpsburg that run
the canal. The canal headquarters is still at the foot of the James Rumsey
bridge. Open year round!
business? Well, it can always be better! You may notice in the foreground
a pile of books about the canal. These books are not available in the NPS
book stores. You can also buy some historical photographs at seventy-five
cents each. Hmmm, the same price as an ice cream cone....