Tourism & Recreation

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
Western Maryland Truck Show to Make Final Run August 24th-25th
The Western Maryland Truck Show will make its final run in Grantsville next weekend, Friday and Saturday, August 24th and 25th.
Country Fest Set For August 25th
The annual Country Fest and Auction is about family, fun, and food!
Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival Features Craft Beers
The Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival returns on Saturday, September 8 to McHenry, MD with two added features: a craft beer tent and a football lounge.
Jungle Room Arcade Now Open in McHenry
The Jungle Room Arcade is a new addition at Monkey Business Adventure Park in McHenry.
Little Yough Summer Music Fest to Open With Blended Reality
The Little Yough Summer Music Festival will begin its 22nd year with the opening concert on Friday, July 13. Blended Reality, a sibling trio, will open the season of concerts.
Friendsville: The Wild and Scenic Adventure Capital of Maryland
“Friendsville: The wild and scenic adventure capital of Maryland” was proclaimed during the Maryland Municipal League’s summer conference in Ocean City last week.
Chamber Honors McHenry Business Owners' Dedication
Tom and Sara Jane Kuhn, owners of Funland Family Fun Center in McHenry, have been announced as the winners of the 2018 Heise Entrepreneurial Spirit Award.
Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County Continue to See Record Tourism Increases
Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County have seen record increases in tourism during fiscal year 2018. The Chamber attributes much of the continued growth in tourism to their aggressive marketing plan.