Welcome to Frostburg

Welcome to Frostburg! Frostburg, named for the founding family of Meshach and Catherine Frost, sits high in the mountains of Western Maryland. The city’s tagline, “It’s just cooler here…,” winks at the town’s “cool” name and reputation for snowy winters and temperate summers, but really speaks more to Frostburg’s unique and interesting people and places.

Home to Frostburg State University, Frostburg has the upbeat energy of a college town with authentic, Appalachian small-town charm. Catch dozens of artists and performers on Main Street during Arts Walk in April. Enjoy the Independence Day tradition of the Soap Box Derby as it races down Main Street. Ride the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad from Cumberland to Frostburg and back, especially in the fall to behold the stunning foliage. Take in one of the many performances at Frostburg State, productions featuring talented students or national-caliber touring acts. For those with little ones, December’s Storybook Holiday is an event not to be missed, a full day of magical fun, sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit!

Frostburg has the upbeat energy of a college town with authentic, Appalachian small-town charm. Downtown Frostburg is a special place. Over a dozen restaurants, plus coffee shops, a bakery, and a confectionary, all unique to Frostburg, are sure to please every palate. Secure a seat for a classic film or a nationally known bluegrass act at the historic Palace Theatre. When thirsty, visit the winery on Main Street or drop in to one of the local taverns for craft beer, specialty cocktails, and plenty of live music.

Located right off I-68, Frostburg is an easy 2- to 2 ½-hour drive from Baltimore, MD, Washington, D.C., or Harrisonburg, VA. A Trail Town along the Great Allegheny Passage, Frostburg is an enjoyable overnight stay for cyclists planning a through trip from Pittsburgh, PA to Cumberland, MD.

However you find yourself in Frostburg, you are sure to delight in the vibrant scenes and abundance of activities!