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The beauty of this region is unparalleled. Allegany County features 60,000 acres of public wildlands, with one in four acres being public land.

Come Early, Stay Late | Elevating Your DelFest Experience

DelFest is Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland’s premier bluegrass/roots music festival, celebrating the rich legacy of Del McCoury, with world-class musical collaborations from some of the best-known names in bluegrass music, all within a family-friendly and distinctly unique atmosphere…

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Spring Road Trip Itinerary

With close to 70,000 acres of public land, Allegany County is a paradise for all things outdoors. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of spring with beautiful redbud blooms, enduring history, endless outdoor adventure opportunities, and culinary delights of the Mountain Side of Maryland. DAY…

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Easter Events in Mountain Maryland

Join us in Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, for Easter fun for the whole family, featuring egg hunts, prizes, games, and opportunities to meet the Bunny itself. EASTER ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS…

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Spring Bucket List

When we think of spring in Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, we think of the budding trees, the Eastern Redbud blossoms, fruitful hikes through the forests, and biking and hiking on the various trails throughout our parks and passages. It's a time to shake off the winter thaw, relieve…

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29 Ways to Spend Your Extra Day

It's a Leap Year! So, we've put together 29 things you can do in Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland with your extra calendar day. 1. Read a book about Mountain Maryland Visit one of Mountain Maryland’s independent bookstores to check out books about Mountain Maryland or by Mountain…

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Coal Heritage Itinerary

Once a major center in the US coal industry, the Georges Creek Valley was historically known as "The Big Vein" for its thick seam of bituminous coal, famous for its clean-burning, low-sulfur content that made it ideal for powering ocean steamers, riverboats, locomotives, steam mills, and machine…

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Best Game-Day Spread for Superbowl LVIII

Sure, it’s a little bit about the big game, but really… It is about the spread of food. There’s something about cheering on your favorite team, the comradery or competition as a room erupts after a good play, and sitting at the edge of your seat hoping for your pool picks to hit. But between the…

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Allegany County's Best of the Blue Ridge 2024

Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland cleaned house during the 14th Annual Best of the Blue Ridge Awards, with 11 Mountain Maryland businesses, events, and experiences taking home titles in the February 2024 Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine issue. Touted as the most iconic and well-known…

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A Vacation For Every Month

It’s National Plan for Vacation Day, and with the cool winter temperatures, we could all use a good reason to dream up our next getaway. Statistics say that more than half of Americans don’t use all of their vacation days in a year, but we want to encourage you to change that narrative and plan now…

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Top Indoor Experiences in Allegany County this Winter

While snow showers, temperatures in the teens, and gusty winds all make up the general description of our weather forecast for the foreseeable future, one doesn't need to stay bundled up in their home waiting for Spring's thaw. Instead, we encourage you to get out an explore the many indoor based…

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