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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.

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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Best of the Blue Ridge 2024

Congratulations to the 15 Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, Best of the Blue Ridge 2024 nominees. Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, nominees are once again recognized by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine in their 14th annual Best of the Blue Ridge Awards. The Best of the Blue…

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The 2023 Thanksgiving Tablescape Trail

It's no surprise that Thanksgiving is America's second-favorite holiday, and we know it's purely for the food. As a culture, we've perfected dozens of ways to prepare a turkey. Each year, we come up with new and unique twists to the traditional American dressing. There are hundreds of articles on…

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Fall Beers on Tap

Did you hear? Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland was named by USA Today as a Top 10 Best Place for a Fall Getaway. While you're out exploring our 70,000 acres of public land, 200 miles of developed trail systems or embarking on one of top fall attractions like the Western Maryland Scenic…

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Best Places to Hike in the Fall

Take advantage of Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland’s access to 70,000 acres of public land and over 200 miles of developed trail systems for walking, hiking and connecting to nature. We’ve gathered some of our favorite trails around the county to help inspire you to get out and explore…

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