HighPoint Aviation Airfield Location:

* Approximately four miles south of Cumberland, Maryland in wild, wonderful West Virginia on top of scenic Knobley Mountain. The HighPoint Aviation Airfield faces west and provides a breathtaking view of the valley below and Dan’s Mountain in the distance.

Directions to the HighPoint Aviation Airfield:

GPS data for airfield:

Latitude: North 39° 34.872' Longitude: West 78° 48.230'

Driving Directions
  • Take Canal Parkway and continue onto West Virginia Route 28.
  • Continue about 2.8 miles to Route 28 Auto Sales (on right).
  • Turn right onto Heavener Road at Route 28 Auto Sales.
  • Continue on this paved road to the top of the hill.
  • Turn left onto the unpaved road (wooden sign says Ridge Road).
  • Continue around the ridge until you cross under the powerlines.
  • Turn left onto Sunny Side Drive.
  • Continue a short distance to the divide in this road.
  • Turn right at the divide.
  • Continue on this road for about 1-1/2 miles to the field on top.

Recommended places to stay:

Fairfield Inn & Suites in Cumberland, MD

This facility is closest to the field (about 5 miles away) and has the best quality rooms in the area, but their parking lot is tight. It is also in walking distance of many family oriented historic sites, shops, and restaurants.


Comfort Inn & Suites in LaVale, MD:

This facility is about twelve miles from the field, has very nice rooms, and a large parking lot. It is in easy driving distance of many restaurants, large box stores like WalMart, Lowes, Harbor Freight, and Martin's Market.


Days Inn & Suites in Frostburg, MD:

This facility is about seventeen miles from the field, has nice rooms, and more reasonable rates for the budget conscious.


Evening Dining with Local Flavor:

While there are the typical chain restaurants in the LaVale area; Bob Evans, Applebee's (301-729-4189), Ruby Tuesday (301-729-8738). You may want to check out some of the local favorites:

Ristorante Ottaviani 25 N Centre Street, Cumberland, MD 301-722-0052 ~fine dining Italian cuisine (reservations recommended)

Geatz's Restaurant 202 Paca Street, Cumberland, MD 301-729-2223 ~same locations for 120+ years, steak & seafood(reservations recommended)

Puccini Restaurant 12901 AliGhan Road, (east of town off I-68) Cumberland, MD 301-722-0052 ~historic setting, wood fired pizza specialty plus steak & seafood (reservations recommended)

Fratelli Restaurant & Bar 359 National Highway, LaVale, MD 301-722-1777 ~ Steak, seafood, and pasta specialties. Can accommodate larger groups with advanced notice. (reservations recommended)

D'Atri's Restaurant 18 National Highway, LaVale, MD 301-722-0052 ~great breakfast, specialty is steak hoagie for lunch, and Italian dishes for dinner. Very reasonable prices, walk in dining, but can have long wait at peak times for lunch and dinner.

Grand China Buffet Next to Ruby Tuesday and McDonald's in LaVale. Large selection, reasonable prices, quick in & out service. Mix of Chinese and American items plus sushi bar.

Henny's Grill & Bar 1290 National Highway, LaVale, MD 301-729-1746 ~ Steak, seafood, pasta. Have been able to accommodate larger groups on short notice (reservations recommended)

Asian Garden 1235 National Highway, LaVale, MD 301-729-8577 ~quality Chinese & Thai cuisine. walk in and carryout service.

Giuseppe's Italian Restaurant & Bar 11 Bowery Street, Frostburg, MD 301-689-2220 ~ a favorite place of the University crowd (reservations recommended)

Linda's Old Furnace Restaurant Route 28 Furnace Acres, Ridgeley, WV 304-738-7000 ~ just south of the field along Route 28. We frequently call in lunch requests and they have it ready for carryout when we get there. Our favorite is their turkey club sandwich. Also a good breakfast spot on the way to the field. Very basic place, but reasonable prices and good food.