Tourism & Recreation

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

Garrett County Heritage Tourism Grants Awarded
Garrett County received a total of $195,000 of the $2.7 million awarded by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
Commissioners Proclaim July as Lakes Appreciation Month
The Garrett County Commissioners have proclaimed July as Lakes Appreciation Month.
FY 2018 Heritage Area Mini-Grant Applications Available
Applications are being taken through Friday, August 11th, for the Heritage Area's mini-grant program.
Airport's Annual Wings and Wheels Fly-In Set for August 12th
The Garrett County Airport's Annual Wings and Wheels Fly-In will be held August 12, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In The Spotlight: Deep Creek Seafood
Seafood lovers know the importance of quality and flavor when it comes to their dining experience, and at Deep Creek Seafood you’ll find plenty of both!
Garrett Trails Hosts June Events
Garrett Trails, dedicated to the development of high quality, sustainable trails across Garrett County, is hosting two major fund-raising activities this month.
Oakland to Host Downtown Jubilee on July 7th
Downtown Jubilee: Celebrating Small Town Charm will be an event to help attract visitors to downtown Oakland businesses while raising monies for local charity, Landon’s Library.
Kona Ice to Host 4th Annual National "Chill Out" Day
To relieve taxpayers of the stress associated with meeting the federal deadline, Kona Ice will be hosting its fourth annual National “Chill Out” Day on April 18th.
Heritage Area Projects Receive Mini Grants
End of the Line Bookstore, Garrett County Celtic Festival, Meshach Browning Trail System, and Garrett County Historical Society are the recipients of FY 2017 mini grants.
GC Chamber of Commerce Wins Two Tourism Awards
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce won two awards at the 36th Annual Tourism and Travel Summit held at the Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards in Baltimore.
Wisp Resort Changes Name of Hotel
As part of a three-year $3.7 million renovation, Wisp Resort recently announced a rebranding of the Wisp Resort Hotel which will be known as The Lodge at Wisp.
In the Spotlight: Fireside Deli & Wine Shop
Many wine aficionados and gourmet food lovers have already discovered Fireside Deli & Wine Shop, located on Glendale Road, just minutes from Deep Creek Lake. If you haven’t yet, you're in for a treat.
Who's New? Fun Unlimited Arcade & Pizza
Fun Unlimited offers a total of 94 arcade games in a building that has been extensively renovated and updated.
Garrett County Heritage Area Grants Awarded
The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area was awarded five grants by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.
In the Spotlight: Funland Family Fun Center
One of the most popular destinations for area locals and visitors for the past 45 years has always been Funland Family Fun Center, operated by locals Tom and Sarah Kuhn.