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Cumberland

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Cumberland, officially the City of Cumberland, is a western gateway city and seat of Allegany County, Maryland, United States and the primary city of the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2010 census, the city had a population of 20,859, and the metropolitan area had a population of 103,299. Cumberland is a regional business and commercial center for Western Maryland and the Potomac Highlands of West Virginia. Cumberland is commonly referred to as "Where The South Begins," as official United States Census Bureau records place it below the Mason Dixon line.Historically Cumberland was known as the "Queen City," as it was once the second largest in the state. Because of its strategic location on what became known as the Cumberland Road through the Appalachians, after the American Revolution it served as a historical outfitting and staging point for westward emigrant trail migrations throughout the first half of the 1800s. In this role, it supported the settlement of the Ohio Country and the lands in that latitude of the Louisiana Purchase. It also became an industrial center, served by major roads, a canal connecting to Washington, DC, and railroads.Industry declined after World War II. Much of the later urban, business and technological development in the state has been concentrated in eastern coastal cities. Today the Cumberland, MD-WV Metropolitan Statistical Area is one of the poorest in the United States, ranking 305th out of 318 metropolitan areas in per capita income.
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Biking Trail
Great Allegheny Passage
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Duration: 4 hours
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Historic Site
Paw Paw Tunnel
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Duration: 2 hours
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State Park
Rocky Gap State Park
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Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Sideling Hill Welcome Center
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Cumberland

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Battlefield
Antietam National Battlefield Sharpsburg
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Duration: 8 hours
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State Park
Ohiopyle State Park Ohiopyle
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Duration: 4 hours
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Climbing Tour
Climbing Tours Ohiopyle
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Duration: 4 hours
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World heritage site
Fallingwater Mill Run
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Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Cumberland

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Winery / Vineyard
Charis Winery
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Allegany Museum
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Gordon-Roberts House
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Duration: 2 hours
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Landmark
Allegany Fairgrounds
4.6
Duration: 4 hours

Historic Sites in Cumberland

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Religious Site
Emmanuel Episcopal Church
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Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
George Washington's Headquarters
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Duration: 2 hours

Zoos & Aquariums in Cumberland

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Zoo
Tri State Zoological Park
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Duration: 2 hours

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