Western MD Area

Kayakers below an Upper Yough rapid

Western Maryland has a vast array of outdoor activities located within a short distance from each other. Winter activities include downhill skiing at Wisp Resort and cross country skiing at Herrington Manor and New Germany State Parks.

During the warmer months, there is good hiking and sightseeing at Swallow Falls, Herrington Manor and New Germany State Parks, Garrett and Savage River State Forests. Camping sites include Deep Creek, Swallow Falls New Germany and Big Run State parks plus Savage River State Forest. 

Canoeing is popular at Deep Creek and Big Run State Parks while some of the nations best whitewater can be found at the Upper Youghiogheny River, the Top Yough, the North Branch of the Potomac and the Savage River. Mountain biking enthusiasts can enjoy Wisp Resort and Garrett and Savage River State Forests.