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 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!
184.5 Miles of Adventure! All of our campgrounds are on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Park is an extremely family-friendly recreation area with two large playgrounds, several pavilions available for rental, and a Summer Daycamp program.
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 and sales, maintenance, accessories, and parts, Cumberland Trail Connection is conveniently located near the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Canal in Cumberland, MD.
The Cumberland YMCA operates the Riverside Recreation Center, featuring a wide range of exercise and fitness services. The Y outdoor camping area consists of a fenced yard area with a pavilion and picnic tables.
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
Spend Your Summer Days Enjoying the Great DelGrosso‚€™s Amusement Park Rides & the Amazing Laguna Splash Water Park with a Lazy River, Wave Pool, and so much more.
Dunham's Sports is one of the largest full-line sporting goods chains in the U.S. Come see us for all of your sporting good needs!
Located off of Patterson Creek Road in Fort Ashby, West Virginia, approximately nine miles outside of Cumberland, MD, Eagle's Nest Campground invites campers to enjoy the outdoors in this gorgeous location.
Early Rise Flies guides out of Cumberland, MD on the local trout waters of Maryland and West Virginia.
Nestled within 300+ acres of hardwood and evergreen forests of Western Marylands Allegheny Mountains, offering unparalleled vistas and exceptional hospitality, this destination course is one of Marylands best-kept secrets!
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