Summer is fast approaching. The days are getting longer, temperatures are rising, and kids are finishing up the school year. With the arrival of summer comes so many wonderful activities here in Downtown Frostburg. From grabbing sweet treats at local restaurants to enjoying outdoor recreation, your summer is sure to be a blast!

Several businesses in Downtown Frostburg have delicious treats to help you beat the heat this summer!

Choose from 8 different flavors of hand-dipped Hershey’s ice cream at McFarland Candies. You will also find a variety of chocolate at McFarland’s: from chocolate-covered pretzels to Peanut Butter Meltaways. Their summer hours are Tuesday-Friday: 11 am -5 pm and Saturday: 10 am – 2 pm.

Ice cream is also available at Frostburg Freeze. Stop by the pickup window, grab a seat in the outdoor seating area, and enjoy ice cream sundaes, milkshakes, hand-dipped ice cream, malts, chills, and more!

Would you rather dine in on a hot day but still want a sweet dessert? Princess Restaurant has got you covered! Try their yummy milkshakes, sundaes, malts, banana splits, or one of their many flavors of pie.

Enjoy treats inside or outside at Mountain City Coffeehouse and Creamery. They have hand-dipped ice cream from the Lakeside Creamery in Deep Creek, MD, along with sundaes, milkshakes, and floats. You can also try one of their Jet Tea Smoothies: a non-dairy smoothie blended with fruit syrup. They come in 3 flavors: Mango, Strawberry, and Wildberry. Are you a coffee fan? Try one of their iced creations such as an iced latte, iced mocha, iced chai tea latte, and iced caramel macchiato.

Need to get out of the house for some summer fun? Spend some of your long summer days at one of Frostburg’s awesome outdoor recreation areas.

Hoffman Hollow Park is a 12.3-acre park located at 11200 Hoffman Hollow Road in Frostburg. The park is home to a softball field, a pavilion with restrooms, the Bobby Preston Amphitheater, a playground, and a walking trail that weaves through an old-growth forest.

Parris N. Glendening Recreation Complex is a 27-acre complex located at Shaw Street and Rynex Avenue. The park has seven athletic fields, two outdoor basketball courts, two pavilions, a handicap-accessible playground, two fishing ponds that are annually stocked with trout by the Maryland DNR Fisheries, and a looped, half-mile walking trail.

The Great Allegheny Passage is a 150-mile, hall-of-fame rail-trail connecting Cumberland, Maryland and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The trail passes dozens of iconic views and structures, is nearly level, with a grade never exceeding 2%. Spectacular scenery, great for bike touring, facilities for camping, relaxing in quaint B&B’s, rides through untrammeled natural areas are all a part of the GAP experience.

Tracks & Yaks has railbike excursions along the former Western Maryland railroad line from The Frostburg Depot. Tours are given daily from May through October. Choose from two different railbike trails: Frostburg Out and Back and Frostburg to Cash Valley.

Take a dip in the Frostburg Community Pool. The pool is open daily starting June 8th. It will also be open on Memorial Day Weekend and the weekend of June 5th and 6th.

Take advantage of the warm weather and dine outside! Visit one of these Frostburg restaurants for outdoor seating:

This year Frostburg will be showcasing two new summer events in Downtown Frostburg! Join us every 2nd Saturday for sidewalk sales, outdoor vendors, live music, and so much more! Love the night life? Check out Moonlight Madness every last Friday all Summer long! Our businesses and restaurants will be open late with fun and sales for the perfect date night!

The annual Pig Out in the Park event will take place August 21, 2021 from 12 PM-6 PM. Join us for a fun-filled day of live music, a backyard BBQ competition, beer tent, pie-eating contest, family friendly activities, local artist and food vendors, and so much more! All proceeds of the event will directly benefit FrostburgFirst: A Maryland Main Street Community, and our downtown revitalization efforts.
Additional Information is available at or by calling 301-689-6900.