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Escapes: Details, Western Maryland

if you go

GETTING THERE

Cumberland, Md., is about 135 miles from Washington. Take Interstate 270 north to I-70 west to I-68 west. Frostburg is about 10 miles farther along I-68 and U.S. Route 40 west.

STAYING THERE

The Castle

15925 Mount Savage Rd., Mount Savage

301-264-4645

www.castlebandb.com

Friendly, spacious B&B in an imposing stone building about 15 minutes from downtown Cumberland. Five rooms with private baths, from $139 Sunday-Thursday and $149 Friday-Saturday.

EATING THERE

City Lights American Grill

59 Baltimore St., Cumberland

301-722-9800

www.citylightsamericangrill.com

Seafood, steaks, pasta and more. Dinner entrees from $9.95.

Uncle Jack’s Pizzeria and Pub

20 S. Mechanic St., Cumberland

301-724-1110

Ultra-casual pub. Pizza and sandwiches from $4.99; hoagies, calzones and pasta from $9.99.

PLAYING THERE

Allegany Museum

3 Pershing St., Cumberland

301-777-7200

www.alleganymuseum.org

The history of mountainside Maryland. March-December, Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. Free.

Cumberland Visitors Center

C&O Canal National Historical Park

13 Canal St., Cumberland

301-722-8226

www.nps.gov

All about canal boat building, life on the canal and more. Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.

Gordon-Roberts House

218 Washington St., Cumberland

301-777-8678

www.gordon-robertshouse.com

Depicts the lifestyle of an upper-middle-class family of the late 1800s. Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. $7, seniors $6, 12 and younger $5.

Thrasher Carriage Museum

19 Depot St., Frostburg

301-689-3380

www.thethrashercarriagemuseum.com

Displays about 50 of Jim Thrasher’s carriages at a time. Thursday-Sunday noon to 2 p.m. May-October; Saturday and Sunday noon to 2 p.m. November through mid-December; January-April by appointment. $4, students $2, 6 and younger free.

INFORMATION

www.mdmountainside.com

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