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Storytelling Workshop Held in Western Maryland

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 Maryland Office of Tourism Development and the Maryland State Arts Council held a workshop at Frostburg State University in January 2019 with tourism and arts partners in the region to begin the conversation about what defines the region’s differentiators, identifying the must-see destinations and experiences, and determining the best ways to inspire visitors to stay longer and spend more in the region. Notes from the workshop’s working groups are available online and open for public comment. The public comment period will be open until April 15, 2019.