(GMT)26 MAR 2017 PL3T:
Originally, a key transit point for farmers selling tobacco in the 1700s, the city of Georgetown actually pre-dates Washington, DC by nearly 100 years. Built in the 19th century to extend shipping routes west of the Appalachian Mountains, the canal is a ribbon of tranquillity in Georgetown, Washington D.C.’s oldest neighborhood.
Georgetown is bounded by the Potomac River to the south, the Burleith neighborhood and Dumbarton Oaks Park to the north, Georgetown University to the west and Rock Creek to the east. It has many green spaces, not least the 10-acre Georgetown Waterfront Park, which was completed in 2011 and has bike paths and boating facilities.