Congratulations to the 15 Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, Best of the Blue Ridge 2024 nominees.

Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, nominees are once again recognized by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine in their 14th annual Best of the Blue Ridge Awards. The Best of the Blue Ridge Awards is the largest and most prestigious outdoor award in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic and is highlighted in newspapers, magazines, shops, and businesses across the region.

This year, we are ecstatic over the many diverse award nominations we have received and encourage the community and visitors to support all Allegany County nominees when voting.

Voting is now open through NOVEMBER 20, 2023.
2024 Nominees Include:
The exterior of the store Runners' Wings in Frostburg, MD, which features a mural of a sun and rays, with large painted white wings with shades of blue feathers.

Runners' Wings in Frostburg, MD

A man and woman stand in front of a red door holding a bright blue bike. BEST BIKE SHOP:
Wheelzup Adventures in Cumberland, MD
Three bottles of unopened wines sit along a wooden shelf. Two of the bottles of wine display awards around the neck of the bottle. BEST WINERY:
Charis Winery in Cumberland, MD
A Muffaletta sandwich cut in half, so you can see all the layers of the meat, and condiments between the two slices of bread. Set in a basket with potato chips. BEST DISH:
Muffaletta at the Toasted Goat in Frostburg, MD
A barista in a tie-dye long sleeve and black beanie on her head, pours espresso into a glass. BEST COFFEE SHOP:
Basecamp Coffee Co. in Cumberland, MD
Allegany-County-Maryland-Farmers-Market-Flowers BEST FARMERS MARKET:
Allegany County Farmers Market
Delfest bluegrass BEST MUSIC FESTIVAL:
DelFest in Cumberland, MD
A man and a woman are each on their own bike. peddling along the Great Allegheny Passage in the fall. BEST BIKE RACE:
3M Challenge
Great-Allegany-Passage-Truss-Bridge-Switzerfilm BEST BIKE TRAIL:
Great Allegheny Passage
A family looks over the railing at the Canyon Overlook in Rocky Gap State Park. BEST CAMPSITE/CAMGROUND:
Rocky Gap State Park
Tracks-and-Yaks-Railbiking-Allegany-County-MD BEST KID FRIENDLY ADVENTURE:
Tracks and Yaks in Frostburg, MD
Mountain Maryland Tap and Pour Tour
Cumberland-City-Aerial-Fall-Cumberland-MD BEST PLACE FOR OUTDOOR SINGLES TO LIVE:
Cumberland, MD
A family consisting of a mom, dad, young daughter and son, bike ride with helmets on past an older depot train station building. BEST PLACE TO RAISE AN OUTDOOR FAMILY:
Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland
A group of friends walk into a green field, behind a barn brewery, to play disc golf. BEST DISC GOLF COURSE:
Locust Post Disc Golf Course


Congratulations to our nominees and be sure to Vote for Mountain Maryland!