Cumberland is situated at the crossing of Wills Creek and the Potomac, in the shadow of the Maryland Mountains. Once a Native American village, later becoming a rough European outpost, Cumberland is dotted with historic sites and crossed by railroads and waterways.
Stroll among the Shops at Canal Place in the Canal Place Heritage Area, convenient to downtown Cumberland accommodations. You can pick up local art and hand-made goods at Arts at Canal Place––or find vintage treasures at one of the many antique shops and flea markets. The area is rich with history; a must-see for Cumberland hotel guests is the one-room cabin used by a young George Washington.
Spend a lazy afternoon touring Cumberland and the surrounding areas via historic modes of transportation: float along in a canal boat replica, or board a steam locomotive for a unique perspective on the Maryland landscape. For a more active afternoon, you can hike along the C&O Canal, or play the back nine at Cumberland’s challenging Jack Nicklaus Signature course. No matter your area of interest, Cumberland has something for you; with plenty of shops, restaurants and hotels, Cumberland is the perfect Maryland destination.