Western Maryland

Boating in the morning and skiing in the evening–it’s possible in western Maryland. Experience the state’s most lush areas away from the metropolis and into the Appalachians while tasting local beer, wine and spirits as well as all of the delicious food offerings throughout the region.

School of Suds

May, 2020

WHERE BREW MEETS U When you pop the top on a can of Flying Dog Brewery’s Field Notes, you’re doing more than opening a good local beer. You’re also supporting research that encourages the expansion of Maryland’s craft beer industry. For the past four years, Frederick-based Flying Dog, the state’s largest independent craft brewer, has […]

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Screen Time

May, 2020

DINNER AND A MOVIE IN FREDERICK JUST GOT EASIER Walking into the lobby of Warehouse Cinema in Frederick will feel more like entering a craft beer pub or farm-to-table restaurant than a typical theater. The kitschy, ’80s-patterned carpets and neon lights we’ve come to expect with moviegoing are conspicuously absent, replaced with corrugated metal, rustic […]

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Diving into Deep Creek

July, 2019

by: Kit Waskom Pollard Adventure Sports Center International WESTERN MARYLAND’S RESORT DESTINATION OFFERS FOUR SEASONS OF FUN Deep Creek Lake might be the best year-round vacation destination in the country. Winter ski trips, springtime strolls, summer boat cruises and autumn hikes under the changing leaves. Every season offers a new and exciting reason to visit. […]

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March: Spring has Sprung

February, 2019

Now we’re talking: the sap’s running, dogs are scratching at the door and we get an extra hour of daylight to play at the end of the day. (spring ahead on the 10th). March means thinking about your garden, tuning up your road bike or booking your August beach rental.  PLANT A GARDEN Let go […]

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Backwoods Beer

July, 2018

1812 Brewery is way out there. And way worth a visit. By Brennen Jensen                           To reach the 1812 Brewery in the mountainous wilds of Allegany County, slip off I-68 just outside Cumberland and follow serpentine blacktop across a one-lane bridge and past […]

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Gertrude’s Spirit

June, 2018

MISCellaneous Distillery launches a rye nod to the family matriarch Dan McNeill, who runs Mount Airy’s MISCellaneous Distillery with partner Meg MacWhirter, says his maternal grandmother was a bit of a pistol. “She was known to drink whiskey and smoke cigars at family functions,” he recalls. “She was dainty and polite, but she also had […]

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Unharried in Hagerstown

May, 2018

Mixing history with gallery hopping for a relaxing excursion. Story by Julekha Dash With a walkable downtown filled with parks and cultural attractions Western Maryland’s Hagerstown, about a 90-minute drive from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., is an ideal day trip. Stay the weekend to explore the historic sites, breweries and wineries that surround the seat […]

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