Saturday, April 2, 2016
Lock 26 of the Sandy and Beaver Canal
This past weekend, I finally made it to Lock 26. Finding it was an adventure all on it's own. There is a sign and parking lot for Lock26 just outside of Elkton. But there is no map, no sign or directions to tell you where the lock actually is at all. If you don't know where it is to begin with you may get lost. I did. But don't give up. In fact, here are some directions to help you find it.
GO RIGHT. While there is an impressive bit of an old tow path down along that whole section, it leads to nowhere. Go RIGHT and follow the path that is there. It goes along the creek to a second large clearing area and this is where you will find Lock 26.
I can only assume some of Lock 26 met the same fate.
To the left you can see the timbers that lay in the water.
This area is definitely worth a look and awesome to explore! Is is haunted? The G12P will be going back to investigate the area to find out!