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Reviews, articles, features, and more about Cumberland Maryland. Articles from National Geographic, the Wall Street Journal, HGTV and more about the City of Cumberland!

Maryland Developers a Reprieve for City Plagued with Aging Housing

By Aly J. Yale

Published on August 2, 2023

More exciting news in Cumberland!

"Our Maryland team just got some thrilling news -- Allegany Junction, co-developed with Housing Services Alliance, was crowned the Rural Category winner in Affordable Housing Finance's Readers Choice contest. We appreciate the magazine for highlighting excellent affordable housing developments, as well as all who voted for Allegany Junction! Not the least, thanks to our partners for helping to make this fantastic development happen!" 

- Woda Cooper Companies, Inc.

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Discover the beauty of the season: 10 US spots for a perfect fall getaway

Published on September 15, 2023

Congratulations to Allegany County for being named one of the Best Places to Visit for Fall by USA TODAY 10Best!

Read the Press Release from Allegany County Mountainside of Maryland!

Where to travel in the U.S. this September

By Anna M. Park for National Geographic

Published August 31, 2023

Where to travel in the US this September? #LeafPeepers look no further! As featured on National Geographic online, check out the fall foliage with the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, Tracks and Yaks and the Great Allegheny Passage!

Photo Credit: Mikayla Dodge

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Five nearby end-of-season getaways that will keep the summer vibe going

By Donna M. Owens for the Baltimore Sun

Published on August 31, 2023

"The “twin cities” of Cumberland and Frostburg are both designated arts districts, replete with galleries, theater and music venues."

Thank you to The Baltimore Sun for the coverage on the "small town charm" that is Cumberland, Frostburg, and all throughout Allegany County!

Photo Credit: Mikayla Dodge

11 unexpected destinations with the most beautiful fall colors

By Victor Block for the Beacon

Published August 25, 2023

"The mountain ridge along the way blossoms into full color each fall."

Congratulations to Western Maryland Scenic Railroad, Tracks and Yaks and Great Allegheny Passage for being included among the unexpected fall destinations with beautiful colors! We all know that Western Maryland has the best fall colors, and now others do too!

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911 Ride 2023

America's 911 Foundation honors September 11 heroes, active first responders

By Fox and Friends

Published August 20, 2023

Look for the 2 Blue Motorcycles in the 2nd Row!

Officers Michael Bise and Ben Click on Fox News in New York yesterday morning. Representing the Cumberland Police Department on America's Ride, 911 Memorial.

20 Must-Take Fall Trips Across the South

By Southern Living Editors

Published on August 5, 2023

You can't deny that autumn in Mountain Maryland is a wonderful sight! How exciting to see Cumberland along with Mountain Maryland recognized by Southern Living's 20 Must-Take fall Trips Across the South!

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Where to Find the Best Frozen Custard in America

By Buffy Naillon for Mashed.com

July 18, 2023

"That fact gives ice cream lovers in Maryland a conversational jumping-off point when they're ready to trek down Maryland's Ice Cream Trail. And the place to get your custard fix in Maryland is the Queen City Creamery & Deli in Cumberland."

And we agree! Queen City Creamery is one of the BEST Frozen Custards in America!

Shop Small for These Summer Travel Essentials


"Make a stop at Basecamp Coffee in Cumberland if you’re heading to Western Maryland, or, if you find yourself on the Eastern Shore, stop at one of Rise Up Coffee’s many locations."

Our very own Basecamp Coffee Company  was featured as a Shop Small Travel Essential for Summer and we agree! Check out this Maryland Road Trips articles for other shop small stops this summer! Be sure to travel with a summer favorite, Basecamp Coffee, and come enjoy many more treasures in Cumberland!

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11 Oldest Founded Towns to Visit in Maryland

By Alisa Mala for WorldAtlas.com

Published on May 30, 2023

"With your head still wrapped in history, head for modern-day treasures through downtown's arts and entertainment district."

Cumberland has been featured as one of the oldest founded towns to visit in Maryland! Thank you WorldAtlas for the feature! We are very proud of our town and all the history to see while you are here!

Levitt AMP Community Spotlight: Cumberland, Maryland

By Andrew Baker for Levitt Foundation

Published on May 10, 2023

A wonderful write-up on the upcoming Levitt Foundation music series coming this summer to our beloved Cumberland!

Photo Credit: Andrea Beall

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50 of the Most Charming Small Towns in America

By Lynn Coulter for HGTV

Published May 2023

"Explore the hidden gems of each state: towns with quaint shops and restaurants, fascinating histories, fun experiences and natural beauty." 

Cumberland has been featured on HGTV among the 50 Most Charming Small Towns in America! Thank you Lynn Coutler and HGTV for the feature on Cumberland! To read about Cumberland and all the other charming towns, follow the link below!

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The 11 Most Charming Towns in Maryland

By Pavlo Fedykovych for Trips to Discover

Published on April 13, 2023

Last Updated July 7, 2023

"It’s a perfect mini-adventure for the whole family and a great way to see the beauty of Western Maryland."

Cumberland has been featured as one of the most charming cities in Maryland! We love to see the charm of the "Queen City" being shared like this. Thanks Trips To Discover for the feature!

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10 Best Easter Egg Hunts, Events, and Celebrations in Maryland!

From Best Things Maryland

The Parks and Recreation Department invite children 12 years and younger to take part in the Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Join in for a day of arts & crafts, a petting zoo and an egg hunt separated into four different age groups. Don't forget your basket or bag!

Shred Your Bucket List: Why ‘Must-Do’ Travel Plans Are Ruining Your Vacations

By Sebastian Modak for the Wall Street Journal

Published on March 11, 2023

"A quaint, pedestrian-only strip of local businesses. A vintage steam engine that shuttles sightseers into the Allegheny Mountains."

Thank you Sebastian and the Wall Street Journal for including Cumberland as a new bucket-list destination for a small town with charm.

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Preservation Maryland Partners on Tax Credit Workshop in Western Maryland

By Preservation Maryland

Published on February 16, 2023

"Preservation Maryland, in partnership with the City of Cumberland, Maryland Historical Trust, and the Cumberland Economic Development Corporation, presented a free Historic Preservation Tax Incentives Workshop on February 9th at the town’s City Hall Council Chambers."

Thank you Preservation Maryland and Maryland Historical Trust for helping us with this workshop!

Recipe for Revitalization

By Laura Houston for Preservation Maryland

Published on January 19, 2023

"Members of the Preservation Maryland team recently had the pleasure of spending a day in the nation’s Gateway to the West. No, not the one in Missouri—the one right here in Maryland that once served as the start of the United States’ first national highway, the western terminus for the C&O Canal, and a hub for railway companies like the B&O Railroad – our very own Cumberland.

There were many takeaways from the visit, such as the unmistakable sense of pride residents have for their city and its heritage or the commitment from community leaders and members to making Cumberland a place people want to live, work, and play. But what stood out the most—and what Cumberland is proving—is how essential preservation is to a successful recipe for revitalization."

- Preservation Maryland

Thank you Preservation Maryland for the article about our wonderful city! We are happy you enjoyed your time in Cumberland.

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25 Best Things to Do in Cumberland, MD

By Solomon M Datoon, Allyana Mae R Lao for Travel Lens

Published on November 19, 2022

"Nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountains and on the banks of the charismatic Potomac River, Cumberland is a perfect travel destination for you to plan your next vacation."

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A Leaf Peeper’s Paradise: Your Ultimate Guide to Fall Foliage in Pittsburgh and Beyond

By Ollie Gratzinger for Pittsburgh Magazine

Published on September 7, 2022

"The Great Allegheny Passage, spanning about 150 miles between Downtown’s Point and Cumberland, Maryland, boasts fall colors a bit earlier in October."

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Fall foliage family fun: Skip the highway and jump on any of these 10 best fall train rides

By Allison Tibaldi for USA Today

Published on September 6, 2022

How wonderful to see the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad on USA Today's list - "Fall foliage family fun: Skip the highway and jump on any of these 10 best fall train rides"!!  What a treat, located right in our own backyard!

15 Best Things to Do in Cumberland MD

By Jan Meeuwesen for The Crazy Tourist

Published on August 2, 2022

"Resting in an Appalachian mountainscape, the city of Cumberland developed as an industrial center in the mid-19th century at a nexus point in the region’s road, railroad and canal networks."