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The local area has much to offer to invigorate, entertain, and thrill you! Below are several links to local attractions that may interest you. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to welcoming you to the "Mountain Side of Maryland"!

 The Outdoors
Biking, running, white water rafting or riding Mountain Thunder, our renowned steam locomotive, there is plenty to do right here in picturesque Western Maryland.
Great Allegheny Passage
  The Great Allegheny Passage is a 150-mile system of biking and hiking trails connecting Cumberland, MD and Pittsburgh, PA. The connection to the C & O Canal Towpath in Cumberland, MD was completed in 2006, creating a continuous non-motorized corridor, 316 miles long, from near Pittsburgh to Washington, DC...  
Allegheny Highlands Trail
  The Allegheny Highlands Trail, which is now completed, 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...  
Maryland Running
  The C&O Canal Towpath: "...There is no better place to run for scenery and solitude ..."  
Canal Place
  Canal Place is a celebration of the spirit and hard work that made Cumberland a bustling hub of commerce and transportation during the 19th Century. Maryland’s first official heritage area is a family-friendly destination developing around the Western Terminus of the C&O Canal.  
BikeKinetix is a mountain bike trails ride and resources guide to scenic, wilderness, historical or romantic cycling adventures in the Northeast U.S. and New England for experienced riders or beginners...  
Scenic RR

The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad...Recapture the Romance of Railroading’s Golden Era...Our restored early 20th century train steams on a round trip through the mountains between Cumberland and Frostburg. Enjoy three centuries of transportation history, scenic excursions, first class dining cars, murder mystery/dinner trains and Santa’s Express holiday specials.

Adventure Sports Center
  A totally unique outdoor adventure habitat featuring the world’s premier controlled white water course. Adventure Sports Center’s man-made white water course features pioneering wave shapers that change the course daily between class II and Class IV rapids.  
Western MD Adventures
  “Get Outside & Play”! Western Maryland Adventures' representatives are eager to assist you in scheduling your outdoor adventures.  
Mountainside Expeditions
  Providing Custom Bike Tours and Services along the C&O Canal and other areas.  
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 The Outdoors
Downtown Cumberland is the epicenter of a flourishing arts and entertainment community. Review the links below to see what's happening during your visit!
Allegany Arts Council
  The Allegany Arts Council is a non-profit organization working to ensure that Allegany County is A Community Alive with the Arts! Our mission is to promote awareness, understanding and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in Western Maryland in order to enhance the quality of life in our area.  
  Cumberland History Tours. We're here to help you experience our rich architectural, cultural and transportation history by visiting Cumberland's many fine museums, galleries, events and attractions.  
Cumberland Theatre
  The Cumberland Theatre, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2007...  
The New Embassy Theatre
  The New Embassy Theatre restoration reclaims a 1931 Art Deco movie house, sole-remaining entertainment edifice from bygone Queen City life, that has now become a multipurpose center for allied arts.  
Gilchrist Gallery
  The C.William Gilchrist Gallery: A charming early 19th-century Federal mansion with six renovated galleries, an art library and landscaped gardens is the setting for a rotating schedule of art exhibits from various media and theme-oriented presentations. The museum also emphasizes local and state history and culture.  
Allegany Count Museum
  The Allegany County Museum: Experience life in different eras. Exhibits include: History and Architecture of Allegany County, Kelly Springfield Tire, MeadWestvaco, Prehistoric, Glassware, Fire Prevention, Folk Art, Brewing, and more.
Christina Collins-Smith
  Original Photography, digital painting and collage by Christina Collins-Smith.
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 The Outdoors
Whether your preference is casual, intimate, or elegant, an excellent selection of restaurants awaits you downtown!
Ristorante Ottaviani
  Ristorante Ottaviani- New York Italian in the heart of downtown Cumberland! Enjoy fine old world Italian cuisine served in a casually elegant atmosphere.  
City Lights American Grill
  City Lights offers only the freshest seafood, handcut steaks, pasta, chicken, homemade cheesecakes and pies.  
Baltimore Street Grill
  Baltimore Street Grill: For an atmosphere that not only satisfies your appetite, but also your hunger for fun, come see us.  
Queen City Creamery
  The Queen City Creamery: An old fashioned soda fountain atmosphere offering a contemporary menu of homemade ice cream, deli style sandwiches, soups, salads, and specialty coffee.  
Crabby Pig
  The Crabby Pig: A wide selection of seafood and BBQ in a cozy, inviting, atmosphere. Located at Canal Place.  
  Puccini: Famous for its wood fired pizza and its hometown friendliness, diners can select from Puccini’s full lunch and dinner menu. Open Daily 11 am to 10 pm. Free Wireless.  
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 The Outdoors
Downtown Cumberland has a great deal to choose from when it comes to galleries, small boutique shops, art and antiques. If you're looking for something special, downtown is a beautiful place to shop or just browse.
    To see a listing of shops in Cumberland start here!  
    To see what's at Canal Place start here!  
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