C&O Canal

The C&O Canal is rich with history and is a popular place for outdoor recreation – hiking, rock climbing, biking, paddling, fishing and more. The trail follows the historic towpath and stretches 184.5 miles along the Potomac River, from Cumberland, MD to Washington, DC.

Small town charm awaits! Fourteen historic communities along the C&O Canal invite you to explore history, heritage, culture and architecture while enjoying charming shops and boutiques, restaurants, wineries, breweries, and lodging.

Featured Blog Post: 5 Tips for a Road Trip to the C&O Canal

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Photo Credit: Sam Kittner / Georgetown BID

The Road Trip Mercantile will donate a portion of sales from C&O Canal merchandise to the Canal Towns Partnership (CTP), an organization that supports the small towns along the C&O Canal.

Putting the needs of people and planet first, The Road Trip Mercantile is committed to using high quality materials that have a low impact on the environment. Shirts are sourced where the highest level of ethical standards are met, and materials are made in a socially and environmentally responsible way.

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