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.

Bird Watching in Mountain Maryland

As the outdoor enthusiasts are returning to their favorite recreational spots, they are cheerfully greeted with the familiar sights and sounds of spring. In Allegany County, there are countless opportunities for birdwatching, especially during spring migration. For those residents who put up bird…

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Best Fishing in Mountain Maryland

Grab your pole and tackle box, pack up a little cooler, and head outside to some of Allegany County’s favorite fishing holes! With the Potomac River forming the southern border of the county and the sloping hillsides that make up the Allegheny mountain range, the creeks, rivers, and waterways that…

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Ice Fishing at Rocky Gap

It did not take long after the New Year for Mother Nature to make her presence known by blowing in cold weather and covering our mountain region with a blanket of snow. The majority of those in the mid-Atlantic and Appalachian region are already thinking that spring can’t get here soon enough. Then…

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Dogs Love Mountain Maryland

Vacations are for the whole family, and your four-legged friend is no exception. Allegany County is full of outdoor recreation opportunities which makes it an oasis for the canine with an outdoor adventure spirit, but that’s not the only thing that makes Mountain Maryland a dog-friendly place to…

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Green Ridge State Forest Scenic Overlooks Tour

Enjoy the beauty of Maryland’s largest contiguous forest, Green Ridge State Forest, from a different perspective… your car. Unlike heavily-populated scenic driving routes, Green Ridge State Forest’s Scenic Driving Tour takes you on a 45-mile journey to some of Allegany County's most spectacular…

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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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