Long before its founding Williamsport, Maryland was host to countless visitors from American Indian travelers, to fur traders, to settlers passing through. With its location along the Potomac River and the eventual opening of the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, the town’s history was built on welcoming travelers and guests.
Williamsport is nestled between the Potomac River and the Conococheague Creek. It was a natural pathway for our nation’s first inhabitants, the Native Americans who named the settlement Conococheague meaning “river of many fish.” Bay Farms Bed and Breakfast stands proudly on Conococheague St along with several other small town shops. Many people in this historic city are born and raised here and own most of the shops. You will love the rich history and the down home hospitality that only a small town can offer! So whether you are passing through for a night or decide to stay for a while, come explore all that this “canal town” has to offer.