Explore Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland’s 60,000 acres of public land. Home to four state parks and forests (including Maryland’s largest contiguous forest) and the majestic Potomac River, the beauty of Mountain Maryland is unrivaled. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will find their haven on the award-winning C&O Canal Towpath and the Great Allegheny Passage, which connect in Cumberland for a continuous 333-mile ride from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. These outstanding public lands offer recreational opportunities such as hiking, biking, water sports, hunting, and camping. Allegany County’s trail towns, Frostburg and Cumberland, are both state-designated Arts and Entertainment and Main Street Maryland districts, offering a rich theatre base, art galleries, and plenty of public art. To indulge in culinary delights, embark on the Allegany County Ice Cream Trail or the Mountain Maryland Tap and Pour Tour. Enjoy three centuries of American history from George Washington’s visits and the start of the National Road to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, one of USA Today’s “Top 10 Railroad Destinations in the Country!” The region boasts a handful of charming bed and breakfasts, hotels, beautifully-set campgrounds, and a casino resort – one of just six casinos in the state. Plan a welcoming visit to this beautiful part of Maryland.