As my HoCo loco blogging brethren, HoCo Rising and HowChow have already pointed out; things have been a little rough for the merchants of
Main Street in Ellicott City lately. If ever there was a time they could use a
little love it would be now. The disruption in business from the massive cleanup of Monday’s train derailment is just the latest in a series of unfortunate events
to befall the merchants in the old mill town.
Helping them out could actually be good for your health too. The upper part of
is still very accessible with plenty of parking in lots D, E and F. Parking at the
top of the hill and then walking down to the shops and pubs at the lower end of
the street is a nice bit of exercise. On your return trip back up the hill you
could even reward yourself with some of that awesome ice cream from Scoop Ahh Dee Doo.
That of course would likely negate any of the health benefits from the hike but at least you’ll feel better for doing so.