Tourism & Recreation

Current News, Events, and Press Releases

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.
In the Spotlight: FunTime Watersports
Summer at Deep Creek often means one thing – enjoying the beautiful, clean waters of Deep Creek Lake. FunTime Watersports offers a variety of ways for families to do that.
In the Spotlight: Englander's - Home of Dottie's Fountain Grill
Serving the fine folks of Garrett County since 1946, Englander’s is the place “where friends, old and new, meet and celebrate.”
In The Spotlight: Western Trails Riding Stables
For the past 47 years, three generations of the Schenk family have introduced visitors and locals alike to the wonder of horseback riding in Garrett County.
Garrett County Celtic Festival Continues a 28-Year Highland Festival Tradition
It is June 3, it is June 4, it is spring. Close your eyes and see the green hills of Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Brittany and Cornwall.
14th Annual Taste of Garrett
Taste of Garrett, the most highly anticipated food event of the year is coming to WISP Resort Sunday, June 26, from 5:00 -8:00 PM in the McHenry Room.
Williams Land Management Company to Acquire Oakland Site
Williams Land Management Company, LLC of Moorefield, WV recently entered into an agreement with the Garrett County Commissioners to purchase property adjacent to Dairy Queen in Oakland.