It is no secret that hiking is a great pastime for nature exploration and outdoor recreation, but it also has the ability to benefit the body and the mind. All of which are important perks during the cold, darker winter months.
So, this season, take advantage of destinations that offer incredible backdrops and plenty of miles for adventure. Allegany County, the Mountain Side of Maryland, is home to 60,000 acres of public land and hundreds of miles of trail systems.
We’ve gathered some of our favorite trails around the county to help inspire you to get out and explore.
ROCKY GAP STATE PARK
CANYON OVERLOOK TRAIL
This easy, 0.3-mile trail gives you a magnificent view of Rocky Gap State Park’s one-mile-long gorge. This loop trail offers visitors a short but scenic hike.
LAKESIDE LOOP TRAIL
A moderate 5.3-mile trail that encircles the 243-acre Lake Habeeb, this hike offers scenic beauty as you cross