Cumberland, MD Runner-Up Award in Blue Ridge Outdoors’ Top Adventure Towns

Fall_Great-Allegheny-Passage.jpgCumberland, Maryland won the 1st Runner-up award in Blue Ridge Outdoors’ Top Adventure Town contest, sponsored by Blue Mountain Brewery.

The contest, originally beginning with 48 contenders, will feature the article in the November 2017 issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors.

Said Ashli Workman, Allegany County Director of Tourism:

There is something to be said about the quality of life outdoor recreation brings to this region. We are honored that Cumberland’s many outdoor amenities are being recognized on a much bigger scale.

Said Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine Editor-in-Chief Will Harlan:

It’s exciting to see small Appalachian towns transforming themselves into popular outdoor destinations. Adventure towns are showcasing their natural beauty and abundant adventure opportunities, and folks are flocking to explore them. These towns are revolutionizing the entire region.

Allegany County’s Rocky Gap State Park and Green Ridge State Forest offers space for hiking, biking, kayaking, canoeing, and fishing. The county has a totoal of 60,000 acres of public wildlands. Visit for more information about this new “Top Adventure Town.”