“The ‘Mountain Side of Maryland’ was made with rest and relaxation in mind.”
Getting away to Western Maryland means freshwater fishing at Deep Creek Lake, playing golf, lounging at a lakeside cabin and enjoying the majestic panoramic view from a mountain resort.
If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, and depending on the season, try whitewater rafting, skiing, snowtubing, snowboarding and hiking. Plenty of places to take a walk or a bike ride along Appalachian trails.
Charming towns -- Cumberland, Frostburg, Grantsville, Hagerstown, Oakland and Sharpsburg -- offer an array of choices for lodging, shopping, antiquing, historic attractions and outdoor fun.
Ride aboard a steam-engine train through the mountains. Stop by a Civil War site -- Antietam National Battlefield is here. Venture out on the C&O Canal towpath. Take the kids camping at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park.
It’s all within a few hours drive from Baltimore and Washington, D.C. You’ll always have plenty to do in Western Maryland, no matter the season. Or, you can just enjoy the scenery and do nothing at all.County Tourism Offices:
Allegany County Tourism
13 Canal Place, Rm 306, Cumberland 21502
Garrett County Chamber of Commerce
15 Visitors Center Dr, McHenry 21541
Hagerstown-Washington County Convention & Visitors Bureau
16 Public Sq, Hagerstown 21740