Outdoor Recreation

Father and son kayaking together

Mountain Maryland has over 60,000 acres of public wild lands in which to play. Your choices range from mild to wild. Quiet hikes and relaxed bike rides on the C&O Canal or the Great Allegheny Passage are great starters. Or be one of the brave ones and tackle caving, climbing or whitewater sports.

The Allegany County Fairgrounds has been home to the annual Allegany County Fair & Ag Expo for more than 30 years. The grounds and multi-purpose building may be rented out for many events.
A full service guide and outfitter.
The Allegheny Mountain Challenge is a spectacular 73.9 or 62.1 mile bike trip itinerary, depending on how long you want to ride.
River's Edge Farm is a working farm that does double duty as a primary residence and 35 acre working farm on one hand and a unique, quiet retreat on the other.
The Aquatic Center Inc. is an authorized dealer for Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Sea Doo Boats, Watercraft, ATVs, UTVs, & Motorcycles, in McHenry, MD. We also offer boat and watercraft rentals.
Battie Mixon Fishing Hole (canal mile 168) is located near Oldtown, Maryland. The fishing pond is well stocked with one pool reserved for children. Picnic areas are nearby and there is a lot of wildlife to enjoy as well.
This is a pleasant ride on some of the county’s back roads. Rest stops are available at Spring Gap, Flintstone, and Rocky Gap. There are some real mountain climbs, but the views are spectacular.
The Brice Hollow Short Ride is a 23.9 mile long bicycle trip itinerary featuring a pleasant ride on some of the county’s back roads. There are some real mountain climbs, but the views are spectacular.
Brookedale Farms is an "agritainment" business. Our greenhouses open in the Spring and we have a corn maze each Fall. We have a playground and picnic tables, too. Fun family or group outing!
All of our campgrounds are on a first-come, first-served basis.
Greenhouse, Cedar Rock Naturally-Grown Produce, Grass Fed Angus Beef and Community Support Agriculture Farm
The Park is an extremely family-friendly recreation area with two large playgrounds, several pavilions available for rental, and a Summer Daycamp program.
A window into ice ages past, Cranesville Swamp is located in a "frost pocket," an area where the surrounding hills capture moisture and cold air to create a landscape more reminiscent of habitat found much further north in Canada.
The Cross Maryland Dash is a 24.1 mile bicycle trip itinerary. Not only does this ride take in 3 states, it is also filled with interesting sights.
The Cumberland Country Club, considered to be one of the finest country clubs in the region, boasts a beautiful golf course, recreational swimming, and a wide range of dining and social activities in the well-appointed clubhouse.
Specializing in bike rentals, sales, maintenance, accessories, and parts.
The Cumberland YMCA operates the Riverside Recreation Center, featuring a wide range of exercise and fitness services.
Dan's Mountain State Park serves as a day use seasonal recreational facility that covers 481 acres and offers a wide variety of wildlife, mountain streams, overlooks and scenic beauty.
The 2,898 foot rock structure sprawls along the brow of Dan's Mountain
Daydream farm is located in wild and wonderful West Virginia just three miles outside of Ft. Ashby. Established in 2013 with a mission to promote, educate, and provide a safe atmosphere to hold equine activities for the local community.
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