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.
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Photo Credit: Sam Kittner / Georgetown BID
Frederick, Maryland is the perfect place to enjoy a road trip! To view a variety of itineraries go to www.visitfrederick.org/road-trip/.
Located less than an hour from Washington D.C., offering beautiful mountain vistas, outdoor recreation, historic sites, unique specialty shops, galleries, theaters, craft beverage scene, and cutting edge cuisine.
Pictured here is Carroll Creek Park, which spans more than a mile through the heart of hip and historic Downtown Frederick. The creek walk offers more than just a beautiful view; specialty shops, outdoor dining, breweries and distilleries are among the businesses located along the park.
A Heart for Giving
The Road Trip Mercantile will donate a portion of sales back to the destination promoted on the product.
Proceeds from C&O Canal merchandise go to the Canal Towns Partnership (CTP), an organization that supports the small towns along the C&O Canal.
Proceeds from Frederick merchandise go to the Main Streets of Frederick County: Middletown, Brunswick, New Market, Thurmont, and Frederick.
Love of Nature
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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