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Western Region

     Attractions & Campgrounds

          Visit the majestic mountain side of Maryland,
     where outdoor adventure beckons from every direction!


     Attractions of the Western Region
     Adventure Sports Center International: One stop adrenaline spot
     – rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, rafting. World’s only artificial
     mountaintop whitewater course. (877) 300-2724
     C&O Canal National Historical Park Visitor Center: The C&O Canal
     follows the route of the Potomac River for 184.5 miles from Washing-
     ton, D.C. to Cumberland, MD. A tunnel cuts through 3,118' of solid
     rock, continuous trail through spectacular scenery. (301) 722-8226
     Cranesville Sub-Arctic Swamp: Left behind by the ice age, this
       forest bog offers unique animal and plant life easily observed from
     6 trails and a ¼ mile boardwalk over the swamp. (301) 387-4386
     Deep Creek Lake State Park: Largest freshwater lake in Maryland;
     home to black bears, bobcats and wild turkeys, 3900 acres, 12
     miles long with 65 miles of shoreline. (301) 387-7067
     Great Allegheny Passage: This spectacular hiking and biking trail                                      l
     links to the C&O Canal Towpath, creating a continuous, off-road
     trail experience 320 miles from Washington, DC to near Pittsburgh.
     Marvel at fantastic railroad structures as the trail follows the route
     of the historic Western Maryland Railroad. (301) 777-2161
     La Vale Toll Gate House: The Cumberland or National Road was
     constructed,  from  1811  through  1818,  to  link  Cumberland,
       Maryland, with the Ohio River. Listed in the National Register of
     Historical Places, the La Vale Toll Gate House, built in 1835-1836,
     is the only tollgate on National Road in Maryland. (301) 729-3047
     Rocky Gap State Park: Nestled in a saddle between two moun-
     tains, 243 acre lake, an 18 hole golf course, 3,000 acres of public
     land, and a casino. (301) 722-1480
     Spruce Forest Artisan Village: Artisans work in their galleries and studios
     located in ancient log cabins set in the Spruce Forest. (301) 895-3332
     Swallow Falls State Park: Includes Muddy Creek Falls, Maryland’s
     highest waterfall. (301) 387-6938
     Western Maryland Scenic Railroad: Recapture the romance of rail-
     roading’s golden era. Exciting steam excursions. (800) 872-4650
     Wisp Ski Resort: This premier ski resort offers 32 downhill slopes
     and trails. (301) 387-4000
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