The town of Point of Rocks consists of little more than a three-block stretch of street running parallel to the canal and railroad tracks. It’s worth a brief visit to the Victorian train station, and has a small country store for stocking up prior to or after, heading out.
Calico Rocks campsite is named for the composite rocks of this region – a mix of multicolored pebbles held together by a natural cement of limestone, referred to as “Potomac Marble.”
Nolands Ferry was an important crossing point for settlers following the old Indian trail and wagon road and dates back to 1742.
The 7 arches spanning the 560 ft Monocacy Aqueduct was once the jewel of the canal. It’s now reinforced with steel beems, and struggles against the current and loose soil.