With close to 70,000 acres of public land, Allegany County is a paradise for all things outdoors. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of spring with beautiful redbud blooms, enduring history, endless outdoor adventure opportunities, and culinary delights of the Mountain Side of Maryland. 


Potomac River Kayak - Cumberland MDMorning

  • Grab an early breakfast and a pre-packaged lunch from Oak Barrel Cafe before heading out on the Potomac River for a paddle. Along the way, you’ll encounter historical towns and landmarks, cross under the tracks of the Western Maryland Railway, and float past Green Ridge State Forest





  • After a day of adventure, head to Locust Post Brewery, located on a 26-acre farmstead, for brews and a pizza dinner. Catch an amazing sunset from the historic Town Hill Overlook before settling in for the night at Town Hill Bed and Breakfast.





  • There’s no better way to start your day than breakfast and coffee at Clatter Café in Frostburg. From there, hop on the Great Allegheny Passage to cycle 16 miles from Frostburg to Cumberland. If you’re feeling adventurous, continue onto the C&O Canal Towpath for some additional miles where the two trails meet in Cumberland.



  • Fill up on delicious sandwiches and wraps, including house-smoked pastrami, at Corner Tavern & Cafe. Then explore the many murals and artwork throughout downtown Cumberland as you head to the Crossroads of America Exhibit at the Allegany Museum, highlighting the evolution of transportation from the mid-1700s to the early 1900s, including a fully restored 1825 Conestoga Wagon and 1902 Oldsmobile. 




Local Tip: Schedule a tasting at Charis Winery and Distillery for award-winning wines and brandy and hop over to Elaia Oil and Vinegar to taste infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars.