Tourism & Recreation

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

New Vacation and Activities Guides Now Available
The 2018-2019 Garrett County Visitors and Activities Guides are now available to display at your business.
Business Spotlight: Arrowhead Market
Anyone who comes to Deep Creek Lake, whether for a week or an hour, usually ends up at Arrowhead Market - your "everything market."
Business Spotlight: JG's Pub - 30 Years of Food, Drink, and Fun!
One thing that has remained constant is the great food and friendly atmosphere that have made JG’s Pub a favorite among locals and visitors for 30 years.
Taste of Garrett Includes Craft Beer, Return of Race Up the Face 
Garrett Trails’ 16th annual Taste of Garrett will be held May 6 and will include the addition of craft beer tasting and the return of “Race Up the Face” to the fundraiser’s offerings.
Ella's Enchanted Treehouses Bring Out the Kid in Everyone
Nestled deep in the woods of Bittinger, Ella’s Enchanted Treehouses offer visitors a get-away like no other.
In the Spotlight! Pizzeria Uno Chicago Grille: A Community of Caring at Deep Creek Lake 
While Pizzeria Uno may be one of the most popular places on the lake for visitors, their roots lie very deep within Garrett County as generous patrons.
Savage River Lodge Named to's Ultimate "Book the U.S." List
Savage River Lodge & Yurts offers a rare brand of privacy, unparalleled relaxation, and a myriad of opportunities for fun.
Former Deep Creek Lake Visitors Center to Find Home Near Casselman Bridge
The former Deep Creek Visitors Center, which at one time was located along U.S. 219 beside Johnny’s Bait House, has been reclaimed and will be placed near the Casselman Bridge.
Governor's Budget Includes Funding for Local Parks
Gov. Larry Hogan has requested more than $8 million in his proposed 2018-19 budget for municipal and state park improvement projects in Garrett County, Sen. George Edwards reported.
Garrett County Chamber Wins Awards at Tourism Summit
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce won two awards at the 37th-Annual Tourism and Travel Summit presented by the Maryland Tourism Coalition.
Business Before Hours to Feature Program on Tourism Trends
Andreas Weissenborn, Director of Research and Analytics at Destinations International, will present a program on national and Maryland tourism trends at November's Business Before Hours event.
Garrett Trails Slates Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Meadow Mountain Trail
A ribbon-cutting ceremony and official opening will be held by Garrett Trails for the second phase of Meadow Mountain Trail in Grantsville on November 13th.
Garrett County's Autumn Glory Festival Celebrates 50 Years
Since the event began in 1967, Garrett County's Autumn Glory Festival has gotten worldwide attention as a must-see destination
Record Year for Tourism in Garrett County
According to the Maryland Office of Tourism, Garrett County’s increases have even outpaced Maryland’s tourism growth.
Oakland Named One of TripAdvisor's "15 Best Honeymoon Destinations"
Oakland was among the destinations recently listed on TripAdvisor’s “15 Best Honeymoon Destinations in the U.S.”