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.

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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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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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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Three Ways to Ride

The corridor along the abandoned Western Maryland Railway line is a mecca for activity. When you hop aboard the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, cycle along the Great Allegheny Passage, or pedal along with Tracks and Yaks, you’ll travel this 16‐mile stretch from Cumberland’s Western Maryland…

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Top Five Reasons to Bike Allegany County, MD

In honor of National Bike Month, Allegany County Tourism welcomes quest blogger Brett Showalter to answer the following question: We all love riding our bike, but what is it about Allegany County that makes riding so much better? I will begin with the variety of riding terrain you can find along the…

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