Glorious mountain views, miles and miles of trees, quaint small towns, ski resorts, and a large iconic sparkling lake are all definitive features of beautiful Western Maryland. Whether trying to escape it all or find outdoor adventure galore, Garrett, Allegany, and Washington Counties are a good fit. Residents can enjoy history, arts, and shopping along with outdoor activities surrounding Deep Creek Lake State Park. It’s the place to be if skiing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, or white-water rafting are your thing, but if you prefer to relax, the gorgeous scenery at every turn is five-star.

Popular community choices include: Accident, Boonsboro, Cumberland, Frostburg, Hancock, Hagerstown, McHenry, Oakland, and Williamsport.