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Christmas Scenery Part 2: Western Maryland views

Maryland is a diverse state of mountains, rolling hills, forests, and vast waterside views! If you’re seeking some sightseeing for the Holiday season, today we’ll be looking at the many attractions western Maryland has to offer!

  1. Downtown Frederick

In the last ten years, Frederick has grown from an already thriving town to a hub for all to enjoy! Frederick has it all from small-town vibes to big-town events and lights to take in. Whether you’re looking for a hot meal, festive scenery, antiquing and artisan shops, or large-scale events to attend with family, Frederick will not disappoint.

  1. Historic Cumberland

If you’ve ever headed west towards West Virginia or Ohio, you probably have passed through a forest of steeples and brickwork on the highway known as Cumberland. Cumberland is a small mountain town featuring some of the most beautiful architecture and views Maryland has to offer. During the holidays, Cumberland’s Arts & Entertainment District hosts many events to satisfy your needs for festive cheer.

  1. Deep Creek Lake area, Maryland

The Deep Creek Lake area of Maryland located in the panhandle is home to a plethora of beautiful sights. Right by Deep Creek Lake, Swallow Falls is home to a one-and-a-half-mile loop that takes you by three stunning waterfalls. The area hosts Maryland’s last free-standing Hemlock pine grove and contains Maryland’s highest single-drop waterfall. Shops, restaurants, and the ever-so-winter Wisp Ski Resort line Deep Creek Lake. During the summer the mountain coaster is a major pull but in the winter the ski slopes are populated by enthusiasts of all ages! If you want a Holiday weekend packed with sights and sounds, Deep Creek is your destination.

  1. The Appalachian Trail, Annapolis Rocks, and Black Rock overlooks

Maryland contains 42 miles of the 2,200-mile-long Appalachian Trail. If you’re looking for a refreshing way to view Maryland’s snowy mountains and foothills, this area is for you. There are many sights along the trail between Annapolis Rocks and Black Rock in Washington County, Weverton Cliffs in South Mountain State Park, Pen Mar Park, and several others. We recommend wearing crampons and good hiking boots if you wish to view the snowy mountains, but it’s more than worth it!

Maryland is a state full of Christmas scenery come the holidays. This week we focused on Western Maryland’s most stunning towns and natural wonders but there are so many more. From all of us to you, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. We hope you enjoyed this list of Western Maryland Christmas views!