Get Back To Small Town Charm

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

4th of July 2023

Celebrate this Independence Day with annual Soapbox derby races, bluegrass music, town celebrations, scenic mountain views and plenty of opportunities to see the fireworks. We have rounded up a list of locations and events within Allegany County, Maryland, where you can celebrate the 4th of July…

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Summer in Mountain Maryland Bucket List

It's lush, it's green. The mountains call you in to explore the vistas and valleys. The rivers and lakes flow freely to offer a cool retreat from the summer sun. It's finally summer, and there is much to do and see. Be sure to check these items off your bucket list in Allegany County, the Mountain…

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Levitt AMP Cumberland Music Series

Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, is excited to welcome the Levitt Amp Cumberland Music Series, hosted by the Allegany Arts Council, in downtown Cumberland’s Canal Place this summer, with events taking place every Thursday, June 1 through August 3, 2023. The 2023 season is the first…

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The Ultimate Mountain Maryland Road Trip

Mountain Maryland is home to America's first road trip, with mile marker "0" of the National Road, America's first federally funded interstate highway, right here in Cumberland. This year, we're celebrating National Road Trip Day with the Ultimate Mountain Maryland Road Trip. From incredible outdoor…

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Reimagine Cumberland

Melinda Kelleher - Executive Director, Downtown Development Commission If you have visited downtown Cumberland, you have experienced the charm of Baltimore Street’s pedestrian mall with its amazing architecture, brick walkways, and lush landscaping in the many planters along the way. All of these…

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Road Cycling in Mountain Maryland

We will let you in on a little secret ‐ there’s some spectacular road cycling in Mountain Maryland. While most cyclists know Cumberland, Maryland, as the nexus of the C&O Canal Towpath, the Great Allegheny Passage, and fine mountain biking opportunities, the paved roads in and around Allegany…

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LaVale Toll House 2023 Season

America's first road trip started here in Allegany County at mile marker "0" of the Historic National Road - a road that expanded trade and commerce, fueled settlers’ westward migration, and set the foundation for modern federal highway systems across America. The National Road began construction…

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Come Early, Stay Late | Elevating Your DelFest Experience

DelFest is Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland’s premier bluegrass 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. Taking…

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Six Unique Features Along the Great Allegheny Passage

The reopening of the Big Savage Tunnel marks the beginning of trail season as we welcome thru-riders back to Mountain Maryland. Located near mile marker 23, just south of Meyersdale, PA, the Big Savage Tunnel is a 3,294 ft long tunnel that served as a critical link on the Connellsville Extension of…

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Celebrating mom and Pop Businesses in Mountain Maryland

We’re celebrating National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day by celebrating the small and independent businesses that form the heartbeat of our community. Mountain Maryland is made up of so many outstanding mom and pop businesses that it was nearly impossible to pick just a few to feature. What’s…

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