There‘s so much to explore in historic Frostburg, Maryland’s Mountain City. Nestled in the stunning and wild Allegheny mountains of the Appalachians, Frostburg is a thriving arts, cultural, and outdoor recreation destination with origins dating back to the construction of the first National Road. History buffs can follow the George Washington Trail and visit the Braddock Stone, one of America’s oldest road signs, at the Frostburg Museum and trace the city’s history to its roots. 

A trail town along the Great Allegheny Passage, the internationally known 150-mile trail for hiking, biking, and camping, Frostburg is known for cooler temperatures in the summer and breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The Western Maryland Scenic Railroad offers curated train rides in the heart of Mountain Maryland with historic diesels and steam locomotive no. 1309. Visit local beauty spots like Dan’s Rock Overlook or hike and kayak in Green Ridge State Forest, all just a short ride away from downtown Frostburg. Or give the whole family a unique experience on a rail-biking excursion or a float on the Potomac with Tracks and Yaks.

Discover Unique Arts, Food, and Culture

Explore unique restaurants and shops, enjoy galleries and displays of local artwork, and delight in historical surroundings while surrounded by spectacular natural beauty. Regional artisans and makers are a celebration of Appalachian culture at Mountain City Traditional ArtsLearn more about local plant lore, workshops for holistic health, and find locally sourced products at The Nettle Patch Herb Shop & Tea Bar. Try a delicious smoothie at The Pursuit Musical Juice Bar before you drop by B&B Country Meats for some world-famous Frostburg Bologna. Grab a local brew and catch some live music at The Deep End or spend a cocktail hour at the Speakeasy in the historic Hotel Gunter. And no summer in Frostburg is complete without a delicious frozen treat at the iconic Frostburg Freeze, in operation for over 60 years.

Dive into Local Festivals and Traditions

Frostburg loves a party, and summertime is ideal for outdoor festivals and unique family-friendly events in the mountain city. The annual Derby Day Race, celebrated on July 4th for over 45 years, is an old-school soapbox derby race and one of Frostburg’s most beloved traditions. Spend your Independence Day in Frostburg and find out why Derby Day won a Maryland State Arts Council Traditions Award.

Bring the kids and get ready to say “Arr”  at the Frostburg State University Children’s Literature Centre’s annual Pirate’s Ahoy event, or experience the best Maryland breweries and distilleries have to offer at the Western Maryland Craft Beverage Festival. Plan to spend the weekend and enjoy FrostburgFirst summer events like First Fridays where you can explore the local farmers’ market, enjoy themed events and live music in the evening, or take part in the annual Lemonade Stroll.

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Skip the crowds this summer and make Frostburg your destination for relaxation, arts, entertainment, dining, and outdoor recreation. You’ll soon understand why all the locals say, “it’s just cooler here!”