About Western Maryland

Western Maryland

Western Maryland is a rural area consisting of Washington, Allegany, and Garrett counties and is generally regarded as part of Appalachia. It is known for mountainous terrain in the West and idyllic landscapes in the East, cool summers, and harsh winters.

The most popular tourist destinations in Western Maryland are Deep Creek Lake, and nearby Wisp Ski Resort, in Garrett County. In addition to great outdoor activities like hiking and golf, Western Maryland offers a number of exciting cultural attractions including Civil War sites, railroad museums, art festivals, and outlet shopping.

Explore Western Maryland

Allegany County Maryland

Allegany County

Mountain Maryland is a place where you can enjoy a mix of outdoor adventure, American heritage and small town celebrations. Street festivals, heritage celebrations, performing arts, visual arts…

Garrett County Maryland

Garrett County

From the Allegheny Mountains to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland’s westernmost outpost takes extreme recreation to all new levels. Though recognized as a winter playground, Garrett’s white water…

Washington County Maryland

Washington County

America’s past is a fresh memory amid the county’s network of Civil War sites and 18th century structures, all preserved amid lush countryside and endearing towns linked by more than 20…