Cumberland a finalist for outside magazine award | Community Information

CUMBERLAND — Cumberland has been chosen as a finalist for Blue Ridge Outside magazine’s 11th annual Top Experience Town Showdown.

The magazine not too long ago revealed the list of finalists with Cumberland among the six towns to make the minimize in the medium town class for the title of “Top Experience City.”

The contest commenced a few weeks in the past with 100 finalists picked by the Blue Ridge Outdoor team. The cities are pulled from the mountain locations of the mid-Atlantic and southern United States.

The publication is coming into its 3rd and last round of community voting with Monday getting the last working day to vote. Finalists are rated on a vivid outdoor scene, an energetic life-style and obtain to amazing adventures.

Visitors started casting votes over a three-7 days time period, picking the top rated outdoor city in four types: large town (population 75,001 or better), medium city (16,001 to 75,000), smaller city (3,001 to 16,000) and tiny town (populace fewer than 3,000). The 4 profitable cities will be highlighted in the November concern of Blue Ridge Outdoors Journal, according to a information release from the magazine.

“One point that elevates Allegany County, Maryland, as a location is our access to character and outdoor recreation,” said Ashli Workman, director of tourism for Allegany County. “It proved to be pretty sustainable during the pandemic and carries on to supply enough prospects to generate customer volume and boost destination awareness.”

Allegany County has just about 70,000 acres of general public lands. Rocky Gap State Park and Green Ridge State Forest provide abundant chances for climbing, biking, kayaking/canoeing, fishing and a leading location for just using in character.

In 2021, the C&O Canal Towpath and Excellent Allegheny Passage were being both of those named a person of the prime 10 finest trails in North America, and the Potomac River gives fishing prospects and day float solutions, while the area also boasts plenty of camping, cabin rentals and hotel choices to endorse outside recreation getaways.

“Access to the outdoors has grow to be incredibly significant to men and women in the last 18 months, and we’re lucky to have so numerous towns in the Blue Ridge with an abundance of recreation prospects,” stated the magazine’s Editor-in-chief Jedd Ferris. “We’re hunting ahead to our audience after once again aiding us spotlight the region’s ideal adventure destinations.”

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