History buffs will enjoy the Western Region, as it includes several important Civil War sites, including the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, marking the bloodiest one-day battle of the war, and Harpers Ferry National Historical Park, with its museum exhibits and tours. The Appalachian Trail and The Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historical Park offer opportunities for hiking and biking. This area has many lakes and mountains, so outdoor activities are popular here, including white water rafting, skiing, and even ice fishing.
Other nearby attractions include Savage River State Forest, Deep Creek Lake, Canal Place Heritage Area, New Germany State Park, Swallow Falls State Park, and the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad.
Take a break from the outdoor adventure to do some shopping in downtown Cumberland, where you will find antiques and collectables, furniture, art galleries, souvenirs, bookstores, you name it. After a long day of hunting for bargains, return to the comfort of your room at a member inn of the Maryland Bed and Breakfast Association.