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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.

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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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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Iconic Foods of Mountain Maryland

From seasoned lettuce to two hot dogs “with,” for generations these foodie favorites have stood the test of time, flavor, and tradition, serving as symbols of Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland. Taste your way through this food journey to discover what all the locals are talking about…

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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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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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Donut and Go - Donut and Coffee Trail

A pillowy circle of dough, deep fried and glazed. A dense cake that stands up to dunking. Sprinkles, chocolate chips, or jelly-filled. Silky smooth espresso, the complexities of a pour over, or a delightfully frothy latte. Whether you're a fan of yeast-raised or cake donuts or traditional coffee…

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Mountain Maryland Tap and Pour Tour

Looking to lift your spirit? We've got a trail for that. Mountain Maryland’s Tap and Pour Tour was recently named "Best Beer/Wine/Spirits Trail" by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine's 2021 'Best Of' awards. Visit the area’s award-winning wineries, breweries, and distilleries. Relish in the ambiance their…

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C&O Canal National Historical Park 50th Anniversary

This year, we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the C&O Canal National Historical Park joining the National Park Service system. This treasured national park was the 11th most-visited national park in the US in 2019 and preserves and interprets the 19th-century transportation canal from…

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