Tourism & Recreation

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
Haley Farm Inn and Retreat Center Offers Health to Those Who Visit
Health is the main focus at the Haley Farm Inn and Retreat Center near Oakland.
Honi Honi Celebrates 50 Years at the Lake
The Honi Honi Bar, a landmark of Deep Creek Lake, is celebrating its 50th birthday this month.
Meshach Browning Trail System Opens in McHenry
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 County Seeing ‘Steady, Record-Breaking’ Tourism
Nearly 1.2 million visitors, spending around $299 million, visit Garrett County each year. That has a total economic impact of approximately $347 million in the county.
Deep Creek Ninja Factory Opens in McHenry
Deep Creek Ninja Factory, which opened last month in the Deep Creek Marina showroom, is a ninja warrior course with 4 lanes and about 20 elements, including a spider wall and an 11-foot warped wall.