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Recent Stories


June 2024
Philadelphia Magazine Weekending in Cumberland, Maryland (
May 2024
USA Today 10Best 10 best scenic train rides to take in 2024 (
USA Today 10Best 10 best outdoor concert series to attend this summer (
April 2024
USA Today 10Best Enjoy the Outdoors on the 10 Best Recreational Trails in the US
March 2024
Southern Living 20 Most Scenic Train Rides in the South
February 2024
USA Today 10Best Hidden gems: 10 best small town museums across the US
January 2024
Bicycling Magazine These Are the 100 Most Legendary Bike Rides on Earth. How Many Have You Explored?
November 2023
The Travel This Is One Of The Most Beautiful Rail Trails In America (& Here's Why You Should Bike It)
October 2023
MSN Amazing fall mountain towns for family fun: Here are 8 standouts this season
September 2023
Southern Living 32 Charming Mountain Towns To Visit This Fall
National Geographic Where to travel in the U.S. this September
Southern Living 20 Must Take Fall Trips in the South
USA Today 10Best 10Best Places to Visit for Fall Nominees
USA Today 10Best Here's Why a Casino in Maryland's Rocky Gap State Park is a Sure Bet for Your Next Trip
JULY 2023
Philly Bite Magazine 5 of the Best Hot Dog Joints in Maryland
JUNE 2023
World Atlas 8 of the Most Scenic Road Trips to Take in Maryland
MAY 2023
HGTV Top 50 Best Small Towns to Visit in the US
APRIL 2023
Bay Journal Rail biking picks up steam as new way to explore scenic railways 
Maryland.Gov From Nigeria to Allegany County, Wheelzup Inspires People to Get Outdoors
USA Today 10Best 2023 USA Today 10Best Recreational Trails in the US 
Frommers The 10 Most Fun Heritage Railways in America (
Travel + Leisure How to Plan the Perfect Trip to the Appalachian Mountains
JUNE 2022  
Southern Living 14 Best Train Rides For Spotting Fall Foliage in the South
APRIL 2022
USA Today 10Best 2022 USA Today 10Best Recreational Trails 
MARCH 2022
Outside Magazine THE 25 BEST RAIL TRAILS IN THE U.S. 
Bicycling Magazine 2022 Bicycling Travel Awards 
Real Simple Magazine Best Places to See Fall Foliage, State by State 
Blue Ridge Outdoors Summer Trip Report: Bikepacking the C&O Canal Trail
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Railbiking lets you pedal while sightseeing in Frostburg
JULY 2021  
The Pioneer Woman 25 Best Sunflower Fields Near Me - Top Sunflower Fields in the U.S.
JUNE 2021
The Weather Channel WATCH -Alternatives to Big National Parks
Forbes Great Escapes: 11 Alternatives To America’s Crowded National Parks
Red Tricycle The 6 Best Lakes Near Washington DC 
MAY 2021
AARP 8 Top Rail Trails for Biking
Washington Post

A summer reset at the C&O Canal National Park

APRIL 2021  
Forbes Hit the Road and Make Your Heart Sing This Spring 
USA Today

Travel the Historic Chesapeake and Ohio Canal on this Virtual Tour

Bicycling Magazine We've Decided These Are the Top10 Best Long Rail Trails You Can Find in the U.S. 
MARCH 2021
Southern Living  The South's Best Mountain Towns 2021  
Southern Living  Best Southern Escapes for Scenery, Solitude, and Adventure 
National Parks Traveler  Traditional and Emerging Roles of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park
Outside Magazine 4 Awesome Winter Road Trips to National Parks
New York Times Spring Break's New Look: Older and Socially Distant 
State College Magazine Rolling Beside the River 
Canadian Travel News Historic C&O Canal Celebrates 50th Anniversary 
Forbes Today, Celebrate Both The Inauguration And National Cheese Lover’s Day 
BBC Travel A New Way to Travel Across the US
Northern Virginia Magazine Weekend Getaway: Allegany County, Maryland
Fodor’s Travel  The 15 Most-Scenic Bike Trails in America
Washington Post

The 150-mile bike trail from Maryland to Pennsylvania puts the cares of 2020 behind you

Yahoo News Colorful Fall Foliage Footage Captured in Maryland State Park
Maryland Road Trips

What's Brewing in the Mountains

MSN Travel The Best Weekend RV Trips to Take this Fall
Austin American-Statesman Get a room: Re-imagined motor lodges that partner well with U.S. road trips
Journeys with Jenn Fall Travel Road Trips
JULY 2020
MSN Travel The Perfect Summer Road Trip in all 50 States
The Global Traveler Celebrate National Ice Cream Month
JUNE 2020
Essence Explore These 8 Destinations with Your Family This Summer
MARCH 2020
Men's Journal Online The Best Hiking Summits for Viewing Multiple States or Countries
Travel Awaits

The 10 Best Rail-Trails in America