Introduction

Road-trippers, hikers and cyclists cross paths in this welcoming mountain town which doubles as the western terminus of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. The train drops off 40,000 visitors every year for a few hours of exploration. It's a short but steep walk from the depot to the restaurants lining historic Main St. The depot sits beside the Great Allegheny Passage hiking and cycling trail. Frostburg sprang to life after the creation of the National Road in 1806. Commercial success came later in the 1800s after the railroad arrived and carried the region's coal to the east.