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.
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.
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 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.