If there is one memorable thing about Hagerstown, it is their love affair with bicycling. Residents in this town have been cycling for more than 100 years, but a newfound desire to decrease traffic congestion and promote health has inspired town hall to step up and start taking advantage of the residential layout of the town. There are a number of bicycle shops in the downtown area that provide rentals, maps, and great advice on how to enjoy the city on two wheels. Enjoy a number of designated bike paths, and a local attitude that very green
All Aboard the Hagers
If you fancy yourself an afternoon of nostalgia, step back in time at the Hagerstown Train Museum. Located in City Park, this unique museum features a number of fascinating train artifacts and memorabilia from the Western Maryland Railroad Company. Visitors to the museum can peruse hundreds of whistles, bells, telephones, and tools that were all used by railroad workers dating back to 1855. The highlight of the museum is Steam Engine 202, standing at an impressive 77 feet in length, and weighing somewhere in the neighborhood of 415,000 pounds, this is the only Western Maryland steam locomotive of its kind anywhere in the world.
A Walkable Town
Hagerstown is one of the most walkable cities anywhere in the region. Its high percentage of residences and low-traffic density make it a community conducive to being in the outdoors as much as humanly possible. Hagerstown boasts 150 miles of walkable sidewalks, which means more than 90 percent of the city can be accessed by strolling by. So, why not leave the car at home, pack yourself a lunch, and stroll down to any number of Hagerstown's city parks, or better yet, go in search of a baseball game. As the most popular sport in town, you will not have to go very far.