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.

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 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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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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Best Places to Catch the Eastern Redbuds in Bloom

Each spring, Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, welcomes the reddish-pink hue of the eastern redbud trees painted across the region. The blossoms are spotted in radiant clusters along our scenic byways and on road cycling routes along Route 40. Our state parks and forest offer over…

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Best Places for Peak Fall Colors

Witnessing the brilliant autumn in Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, is an unparalleled experience for all lovers of nature and the outdoors. With scenic overlooks, a world-class bike trail through the mountains, tree-lined scenic byways through some of the area's historic towns, and…

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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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