In the fall, the 2 1/2-hour drive from Baltimore to downtown Cumberland feels like no time at all, thanks to the serene views of mountains and changing leaves you'll pass on your way through Western Maryland.
Weekend adventure: A visitor's guide to Ellicott City
Here's a look at some of the best spots for fall-leaf peeping. We've included links to fall foliage reports for many of the areas.
Mid-Atlantic fall hikes