Escapes: Details, Western Maryland
if you go
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.
15925 Mount Savage Rd., Mount Savage
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.
City Lights American Grill
59 Baltimore St., Cumberland
Seafood, steaks, pasta and more. Dinner entrees from $9.95.
Uncle Jack’s Pizzeria and Pub
20 S. Mechanic St., Cumberland
Ultra-casual pub. Pizza and sandwiches from $4.99; hoagies, calzones and pasta from $9.99.
3 Pershing St., Cumberland
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
All about canal boat building, life on the canal and more. Daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free.
218 Washington St., Cumberland
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
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.