Sideling Hill Rest Area Feedback Form
The Maryland Office of Tourism Development is planning to transform the Sideling Hill Rest Area
into a one-of-a-kind gateway attraction that promotes Maryland’s mountains, valleys and
waterways, from the Catoctin Mountains and further west, with exhibits, programming and on-
site transactional opportunities.

The Sideling Hill Rt. 68 road-cut is a stunning and unique Maryland landmark and the Sideling
Hill Rest Area is the only one on the East Coast situated in a cut into an Appalachian Mountain.
The rest area campus, not only serves as a welcome center, but has a considerable amount of unused exhibition space that can provide a unique and special place for inspiring and selling multi-day travel, as well as other products and experiences of the region’s mountains, valleys and waterways.

The Maryland Office of Tourism Development and the Maryland State Arts Council held a
workshop at Frostburg University in January 2019 with tourism and arts partners in the region to
begin the conversation what defines the region’s differentiators, what are the must-see destinations and experiences, and what are the best ways to inspire visitors to stay longer and spend more in the region.

The region has been defined as the Catoctin Mountains, starting at Rt. 15, and heading west to the
Maryland/West Virginia border. This area includes Frederick, Washington, Allegany, and Garrett Counties. The end product of the January 2019 Sideling Hill Rest Area Workshop is available here for you to comment upon. It is organized by the themes that developed in the workshop. The notes are the results of smaller work groups for each theme working to:

1. revise / refine sub-themes and add additional sub-themes to round out the larger themes.
2. list major regional destinations with resources / attractions associated with the
theme/sub-themes, featuring visitor-ready places, and adding places that could be
made so.

Please review and add your thoughts and ideas to each section. Public comment period will be open until April 15, 2019

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http://emarketingmd.org/Tourism/Sideling-Hill-Workshops/Sideling%20Hill%20Rest%20Area%20Workshop--American%20History.pdf --------------------------------------------------------- What are the special and unique American History stories for the region? What are must-see destinations and experiences for American History in the region? What are places and experiences that should be or could be an American History destination in the region?
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http://emarketingmd.org/Tourism/Sideling-Hill-Workshops/Sideling%20Hill%20Rest%20Area%20Workshop%20Arts%20&%20Craft.pdf ------------------------------------------------------------------What is special and unique about Arts and Craft in the region? What are must-see destinations and experiences for the Arts and Craft theme in the region? What are places and experiences that should be or could be an Arts and Craft destination in the region?
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http://emarketingmd.org/Tourism/Sideling-Hill-Workshops/Sideling%20Hill%20Rest%20Area%20Workshop--Culture%20and%20Heritage_Folklore.pdf ------------------------------------- What is special and unique about Culture and Heritage in the region? What are must-see destinations and experiences for Culture and Heritage in the region? What are places and experiences that should be or could be a Culture and Heritage destination in the region?
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http://emarketingmd.org/Tourism/Sideling-Hill-Workshops/SIDELING%20HILL%20Rest%20Area%20Geology%20FINAL.pdf ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ What is special and unique about the Geology of the region? What are must-see destinations and experiences for Geology in the region? What are places and experiences that should be or could be a Geology destination in the region?
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http://emarketingmd.org/Tourism/Sideling-Hill-Workshops/Sideling-Hill-Rest-Area-Workshop-Outdoors-Recreation-Nature.pdf ---------------------------------------------------------------- What is special and unique about Outdoors Recreation and Nature in the region? What are must-see destinations and experiences for the Outdoors Recreation and Nature in the region? What are places and experiences that should be or could be a Outdoors Recreation and Nature destination in the region?
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http://emarketingmd.org/Tourism/Sideling-Hill-Workshops/Sideling%20Hill%20Rest%20Area%20Workshop%20Transportation.pdf ------------------------------------------------------------------------ What is special and unique about the Transportation story in the region? What are must-see destinations and experiences for Transportation in the region? What are places and experiences that should be or could be a Transportation destination in the region?
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