Allegany County

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Featuring over 60,000 acres of public wildlands in the county, with one out of every four acres being public land, Allegany County is ideal for the outdoor enthusiast. Visitors can experience camping, hiking, bicycle trails, boating, fishing, scenic drives, wildlife watching, and hunting.

Hunting in Allegany County is a much loved, traditional outdoor activity enjoyed by families and groups of friends–often times as an annual tradition. Deer, wild turkey, Canada goose, black bear, muskrat, and mink are all species permitted to be hunted during specified times during the Maryland hunting season. Anglers will also enjoy our waters. Area guide services are available on our local trout waters and can also assist with the many great regional rivers available in neighboring counties and States. Whether you choose to camp outside in the great outdoors, rent a mountain cabin or stay with one of our many lodging hotels, the mountain air, beautiful scenery, and wildlife opportunities make Allegany County an ideal outdoor recreation vacation destination.

Planning to visit Allegany County? Check out their website for dining, lodging, shopping options, things to do, up-to-date events, and all the information you need to make your trip a success!

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Whether you’re looking for an ideal camping spot, or a weekend retreat in a mountain cabin, Allegany County, Maryland, has you covered. With three centuries of American history; a vibrant arts and entertainment community, including home to the second largest bluegrass festival in the country, DelFest; unique shopping and dining options; and unlimited outdoor recreation, including 60,000 acres of public wildlands, the Great Allegheny Passage and C&O Towpath trails and some of the best hunting and fishing in Maryland – your next adventure starts in the mountainside of Maryland.

Green Ridge State Forest

Dan’s Mountain State Park

Rocky Gap State Park

Great Allegheny Passage

Dan’s Mountain State Park

Early Rise Flies

Get Out & Play Outdoors

J and J Bait Indoor Archery Range

Planning to visit Allegany County? Check out their website for dining, lodging, shopping options, things to do, up-to-date events, and all the information you need to make your trip a success!

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Allegany County is situated in the heart of Western Maryland equidistant from Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C. and Pittsburgh, PA. It is crossed by Interstate 68 and the main lines of CSX Transportation, providing excellent access to major markets in the East and Midwest.

The Visitor Center is located along with the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park in the historic 1913 Western Maryland Railway Station. Part of Canal Place and adjacent to the Washington Street Historical District, the Visitor Center is only yards away from the 184.5-mile marker on the C&O Canal towpath and from the beginning of the Great Allegheny Passage, a 150-mile rail-trail leading to Pittsburgh, PA.

Stop by our Visitor Center for all the information you need before beginning your hunting or fishing trip.

Planning to visit Allegany County? Check out their website for dining, lodging, shopping options, things to do, up-to-date events, and all the information you need to make your trip a success!

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