Tourism & Recreation

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
"It's a Charlie Brown Christmas!" - Festival of Trees 2018
Santa’s elves are hard at work preparing for Garrett County’s holiday kick-off event, the Festival of Trees to be held November 23rd, at the Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall.
Garrett Trails Receives $100,000 in Grant Funding
Garrett Trails has received grant funding from two sources toward the group’s Casselman River (Jennings Brothers Railroad) feasibility study.
Autumn Glory Parade to Alter Traffic Patterns in Oakland
Beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 13th, traffic patterns will be altered in Oakland for the 51st-annual Autumn Glory Parade.
Wolf Den Run State Park Open House
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold an informational open house for Wolf Den Run State Park from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 20th at Kitzmiller Elementary School.
Simpson Couple Begins New Venture at North Glade Inn
The new innkeepers at the North Glade Inn at Deep Creek Lake have an unusual history with the property. They actually got married there almost two years ago.
Business Spotlight: Trout's House Seafood Market
Finding fresh and affordable seafood has always been a bit more difficult to come by in this part of the state. With the opening of Trout’s House Seafood Market, that is no longer the case.
Oakland B&O Train Station & Museum Adds Locomotive Engine
The Oakland B&O Railroad Station and Museum, long one of the crown jewels of Oakland and a must-see when you visit our area, is expanding once again with the acquisition of a 1920 locomotive.
‘Thunder Pig’ to be Featured at Wings and Wheels Fly-In 
“Thunder Pig” is scheduled to make an appearance during the sixth annual Wings and Wheels Fly-In, scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Garrett County Airport in McHenry.