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.

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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National Public Lands Day

We would like to recognize National Public Lands Day by celebrating Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland’s nearly 70,000 acres of public land. In fact, one in every four acres in Allegany County is publicly owned, and we are home to the 8th most-visited National Park, the Chesapeake and…

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2023 Holiday Experiential Gift Guide

This holiday season, give the gift of experience, because memories are priceless and can last a lifetime! The preference for gifting experiences over material items is growing, and Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, has rounded up a list for all those names that make up your growing…

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Top Fall Activities to Cross Off the List

With scenic overlooks, world-class bike trails systems such as the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal Towpath (both recent USA Today 10Best Recreational trail systems), tree-lined scenic byways through some of the area's historic towns, over 150 miles of developed trail systems, and 70,000 acres…

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