Tourism & Recreation

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Where to Go Glamping Near Pittsburgh
Glamping, aka “glamorous camping” is the idea of camping in a luxurious way. You can enjoy the beauty of the outdoors while also being able to take a nice hot shower and have a roof over your head.
Enjoying Some New Adventures in Nature
A writer and her family recently visited Garrett County, which she described as "a beautiful area with mountain passes and picturesque towns tucked into the valleys."
Little Yough Family Flicks Scheduled
Little Yough Family Flicks is a free event offered by the Oakland Town Council, Oakland Heritage Community Foundation Inc. and the Greater Oakland Business Association.
Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival Adapts to 2020
To keep the festival in the minds and hearts of its many patrons, HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival will hold a “Wine & Weekend” raffle. Only 500 tickets will be sold.
53rd Annual Autumn Glory Festival to Be Held October 7th-11th; Grand Feature Parade Cancelled
The Autumn Glory Festival will look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Grand Feature Parade normally held on Saturday has been cancelled.
Chamber Wins Three Awards at Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce won three awards at the 39th annual Maryland Tourism and Travel Summit presented by the Maryland Tourism Coalition at Rocky Gap Resort in November 2019.
Oakland B&O Museum Has Full-Sized Display History
The history of railroading is intertwined with that of Garrett County, and one of Oakland’s three museums is dedicated to commemorating that past with a life-sized display of its very own train.
I-68 Regional Alliance Brings Together Tri-State Area, Highlights Outdoor Recreation
To attract, retain and create business in the aerospace supply chain, lifestyle manufacturing, and technology industries, the I-68 Regional Alliance highlights the region's businesses and assets.
Goehringer's Catering Named "Best of Weddings" Winner
Goehringer’s Catering has been named a “2020 Best of Weddings” winner in the catering category by The Knot, a national wedding brand.
Short Story Brewing at Deep Creek Lake Opens at The Fort
“Our biggest hope is that Garrett County residents see this taproom the way the residents in our hometown see our brewery,” Rote said. “It’s a place that belongs to everyone."
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.