Tourism & Recreation

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Garrett Trails Hires New Director
“Josh has been a life-long resident of Garrett County...and shares a love for the outdoors, which made him the perfect candidate,” said Mike Dreisbach, Garrett Trails President.
Trail System Honors Maryland's Most-Famous Hunter
The Meshach Browning Trail System, which covers more than six miles, is a public, non-motorized, multi-use recreational and cultural resource at the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club Park in McHenry.
Garrett Trails "Ten Bucks A Foot" Campaign Under Way
Garrett Trails is currently running a “Ten Bucks A Foot” fundraising campaign to complete the Meadow Mountain Trail System and help with future trail projects.
Wolf Den Run State Park Opens
Located in Kitzmiller, Wolf Den Run is the first state park to offer off-highway vehicle trails.
The Rooster's Nest Restaurant Now Open for Business in Grantsville
The restaurant’s grand opening week is planned for the week of August 19th, with daily specials. A ribbon-cutting ceremony through the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce is set for August 20th.
Gran Fondo Brings Over 900 Riders to Garrett County
The Garrett County Gran Fondo is not a race. The King of the Mountain champions are crowned based on seven timed KOM climbs within the Garrett County Gran Fondo rides.
Honi Honi Celebrates 50th Birthday This Year
Honi Honi Bar, located at 19745 Garrett Highway next to Deep Creek UNO, was originally founded by Jim Delligatti and had its first liquor license issued in 1969.
Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Continue to See Record Tourism Increases
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce attributes much of the continued growth in tourism to its aggressive marketing plan with concentrated efforts and new ad strategies.
52nd Annual Autumn Glory Festival Set for October 9th-13th
Enjoy the beauty of the fall season in the mountains as Garrett County, Maryland celebrates the 52nd anniversary of the Autumn Glory Festival, presented by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.
Friendsville Set to Host Garrett County Celtic Festival
The town of Friendsville will host the 31st annual Garrett County Celtic Festival from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday, June 1st.
National Pike Wagon Train Set for 46th Trek
The National Pike Wagon Train will make its 46th trek from Grantsville to Uniontown, Pennsylvania, next week, from May 15th-18th.
Taste of Garrett to be Held May 5th at Wisp
Craft beer tasting will be back again this year, and the “Race Up the Face” event will also take place at 4 p.m. to coincide with Taste of Garrett.
Eighteen-County Region Designated as National Heritage Area
Now known as the Appalachian Forest National Heritage Area, the recognition will make it easier to obtain assistance for development or preservation of historic, cultural and natural resource areas.
Deep Creek Axe Throwing Company Open for Business
Axes are flying at Deep Creek Lake, but they are not being used for chopping down trees.
Winter Fest Set in Oakland Next Weekend
Oakland’s 12th annual Winter Fest will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, and will once again feature expert ice sculptor Bill Sandusky. Sculptures will remain on display on Sunday, as well.