Hogan Announces Reopening of Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center

Last Updated on Dec 9, 2015 at 8:59am | Tourism & Recreation

Gov. Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center will reopen in spring 2016. The center, a state-run travel center located along Interstate 68 in Friendsville, was closed by the state six years ago.
 
The announcement was made on the third day of Hogan's four-day trip to Western Maryland. The governor was joined by local elected officials and tourism partners for the announcement, which was made at the welcome center.
 
“The Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center is a gateway into our beautiful state and reopening it will be very beneficial to the tourism industry and the businesses in Western Maryland,” said Hogan. “Making sure that all parts of Maryland have the tools and resources they need to be successful will always be a major priority of our administration.”
 
The Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center is located about 20 miles east of the West Virginia/Maryland border on I-68, just outside of Friendsville. This stretch of highway is a major east/west thoroughfare and a vital transportation route in Western Maryland and northern West Virginia, the officials said.