Tourism & Recreation

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.”
Commissioners Proclaim July as Lakes Appreciation Month
The Garrett County Commissioners have proclaimed July as Lakes Appreciation Month.
Garrett County Heritage Tourism Grants Awarded
Garrett County received a total of $195,000 of the $2.7 million awarded by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
FY 2018 Heritage Area Mini-Grant Applications Available
Applications are being taken through Friday, August 11th, for the Heritage Area's mini-grant program.
Airport's Annual Wings and Wheels Fly-In Set for August 12th
The Garrett County Airport's Annual Wings and Wheels Fly-In will be held August 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In The Spotlight: Deep Creek Seafood
Seafood lovers know the importance of quality and flavor when it comes to their dining experience, and at Deep Creek Seafood you’ll find plenty of both!
Garrett Trails Hosts June Events
Garrett Trails, dedicated to the development of high quality, sustainable trails across Garrett County, is hosting two major fund-raising activities this month.
Oakland to Host Downtown Jubilee on July 7th
Downtown Jubilee: Celebrating Small Town Charm will be an event to help attract visitors to downtown Oakland businesses while raising monies for local charity, Landon’s Library.
Kona Ice to Host 4th Annual National "Chill Out" Day
To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal deadline, Kona Ice will be hosting its fourth annual National “Chill Out” Day on April 18th.
Heritage Area Projects Receive Mini Grants
End of the Line Bookstore, Garrett County Celtic Festival, Meshach Browning Trail System, and Garrett County Historical Society are the recipients of FY 2017 mini grants.