Western Montgomery Loop
This is a nice easy trip around the Western Montgomery County Peninsula. Starting at Poolesville High School, the first half of the trip follows lighted used country roads north to Dickerson, MD. The route then joins the C&O Towpath at the Monocacy Aqueduct and returns past Whites Ferry. Also, there are two well spaced food stops on this trip.
A major attraction on this route is the C & 0 Canal's Monocacy
Aqueduct. Built in the early 1800's, the Aqueduct is still intact (with
a little help from the Park Service). It is considered to be one of the
major engineering achievements on the canal, (the other being the Paw
Poolesville is easily accessable from I-270 by taking Route 109 south. At Poolesville, go right onto Whites Ferry Road followed by a quick left onto West Willard Road. Parking is available at Poolesville High School. Optionally, you can reach Poolesville from Virginia using the Whites Ferry Potomac River crossing.