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Winter adventures in Maryland's mountains

14th November 2011 Print

For a festive holiday that will take your breath away, a trip to the ‘Mountain Side of Maryland’ may be just the ticket.  Rollercoaster through mountains, sledge with beautiful huskies, snowmobile across snow-capped terrain, or enjoy the stunning views from a private lakeside cabin there is something for everyone.

Maryland’s western region boasts plenty of outdoor activities, panoramic views and the historic and charming mountain towns of Cumberland, Frostburg, Grantsville, Hagerstown, Oakland and Sharpsburg. The perfect place to recharge for the New Year, Deep Creek Lake boasts stunning views and activities including ice fishing, skiing, snowtubing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and ice skating. With a variety of lodges, cabins and chalets around the lake this is the perfect retreat for couples families and large groups.

The Mountain Coaster at Maryland’s Wisp Resort is the only one of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region. It is a real adrenaline rush and combines breathtaking views from the top of Wisp Mountain with the thrill of a rollercoaster ride. You’ll dip, roll and twist through 350 vertical feet of stunning mountain and forest landscape, reaching speeds up of to 26mhp. A perfect alterative way to take in the views you can even slow the speed of the cart with individual braking systems.

If you like animals, you’ll love sledging with huskies and snow or no snow this is a great way to explore the beautiful mountains and countryside of Garrett County. Ideal for animal lovers, there will be a chance to learn more about the beautiful dogs, pet puppies and assist with harnessing them up before taking off with up to twelve Siberian Huskies into the pristine wilderness for an unforgettable experience.

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