Getting away to Western Maryland means freshwater fishing at Deep Creek Lake, playing golf, lounging at a lakeside cabin and enjoying the majestic panoramic view from a mountain resort. If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, and depending on the season, try whitewater rafting, skiing, snowtubing, snowboarding and hiking. There are plenty of places to take a walk or a bike ride along the Appalachian trails. Charming towns such as Cumberland, Frostburg, Grantsville, Hagerstown, Oakland and Sharpsburg, offer an array of choices for shopping, antiquing, historic attractions and outdoor fun. Why not ride aboard a steam-engine train through the mountains or stop by a Civil War site such as Antietam National Battlefield? It’s all within a few hours drive of Baltimore or Washington, D.C.