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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.

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 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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10 Reasons to Visit this USA Today 10Best Destination

With crisp mountain air, vistas of vibrant foliage, and thousands of acres of access to the great outdoors and recreation it's no surprise that Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, has been named one of the top best destinations in the United States to visit during fall by USA Today’s…

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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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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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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 Great Allegheny Passage is a spectacular 150-mile, non-motorized, scenic rail trail stretching from mile zero in Cumberland, MD, to Pittsburgh PA, and is touted as one of USA Today’s 10Best Trails in North America. Find world-class accommodations along its many trail towns as you soar over…

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