Trails

Ducks walking along the C&O Canal

Perfect for hiking and biking, Western Maryland is home to many trails, some flat and scenic and others more challenging for the more advanced nature enthusiasts. Enjoy!

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.
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A window into ice ages past. Finzel Swamp is located in a "frost pocket," an area where the surrounding hills capture moisture and cold air that conspire to create a landscape more reminiscent of habitat found much further north in Canada.
Chosen by National Geographic as one of the Top Fall Trips In The World, The Great Allegheny Passage hiking and biking trail links to the C&O Canal Towpath in Cumberland, creating a continuous, off-road trail experience 320 miles from Washington, DC to ne
Green Ridge is full of opportunities for the adventurous including a challenging and scenic mountain biking trail; canoeing, kayaking, and angling on the Potomac River; and backpacking on a 24-mile hiking trail with new Adirondack-style shelters.
Where fun comes naturally! Plan a family weekend outing in one of Maryland's State Parks. Full-service cabins are available year-round.
Equestrian Center at Mexico Farms, Cumberland, MD
The Great Allegheny Passage of Maryland links the Washington DC to Cumberland C&O Canal Trail with a series of hiking and biking trails in Western Maryland that connect into Pennsylvania, creating a continuous trail of 380 miles.
New Germany State Park is home to diverse forests with ten miles of multi-use trails and a small lake suitable for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating.
Rocky Gap State Park offers many amenities for nature-lovers!
Unique upscale resort nestled in the heart of the forest. Eighteen luxury cabins, gourmet country restaurant, bar, meeting room. Excellent outdoor recreation opportunities on site and nearby.
Explore one of Maryland's healthiest stream systems. Originating from the southwestern mountains of Pennsylvania, Sideling Hill Creek winds its way among the steep, forested, shale cliffs of western Maryland before it finally spills into the Potomac.
Approximately 16 miles from Cumberland and the same from Meyersdale, PA on the Great Allegheny Passage is the Trail Inn Cafe.
Ride the Western Maryland Rail Trail, more than 22 miles of paved beauty. The C&O Canal Towpath makes for a great hike or bike, too!