Things To Do

Golfing

Oakland Golf Club

433 North Bradley Ln Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-3883

One of Maryland’s ‘best kept secrets’ and located just minutes from the Deep Creek Resort area, 18-hole course offers 6,395 yards of beautiful, rolling terrain. Host to the annual Western Maryland Amateur Championship and enjoyable for all skill levels.

Wisp Golf

296 Marsh Hill Rd MdHenry, MD 21541

855-583-4500

Maryland’s only 4- seasons resort offers a Golfstyle Magazine ‘100 Must Play Courses of the Mid-Atlantic’. Wrapped around the base of the ski resort with breathtaking views.

Alpine Lake Resort

700 West Alping Lake Rd Terra Alta, WV 26764

304-789-2481

Nestled high in the mountains in West Virginia is the Alpine Lake golf course, in full view of the mountains and Alpine Lake, a pristine, spring fed lake abundant with fish and wildlife. 18-holes plus miniature golf course.

Rocky Gap Casino & Resort

16701 Lakeview Rd NE Flintstone, MD 21530

800-724-0828

Maryland’s only Jack Nicklaus Design Golf Course is easily accessible from I-68. Undulating hills and nestled in the Appalachian Mountains, the adjacent lake offers a peaceful setting.7,000 yard part 72 features a 50-spot driving range and 2 putting greens.

Lodestone

Lodestone Clubhouse Drive McHenry, MD 21541

301-387-4000

Check out this stunning Hale Irwin signature-design course offering a par-72, 7,507 yard signature course on top of the mountain!

Fantasy Valley Golf Course

Marsh Hill Rd, McHenry, MD 21541

800-462-9477

Opened in 1980 and significant enhancements since. 4 new holes added.

Activities

Precision Rafting

715 Morris Ave Friendsville, MD 21531

301-746-5290

Offering First Class River experiences! Rafting on the Upper Youghiogheny (pronounced: Yock) Cheat, Big Sandy, and Russell Fork was pioneered by Precision Rafting over 26 years ago. Guided whitewater raft trips in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky. Precision Rafting wants to make your next rafting adventure a very special and memorable experience.

Adventure Sports Center

250 Adventure Sports Way McHenry, MD 21541

301-334-7495

ASCI leads guided raft trips around its mountain-top whitewater course in state-of-the-art self-bailing rafts. The entire experience lasts 2 hours, which includes about 30 minutes of gearing and safety orientation. An average trip includes at least 4 descents down the course. ASCI guides will lead guests through everything from a straight shot of the rapids to surfing holes, to grabbing eddies and otherwise learning the basics of maneuvering a raft in whitewater. While the focus is on the pure thrill and challenge of whitewater, guests should gain insight into the nature of whitewater hydraulics, technical raft guiding, eddy snagging, surfing and basic whitewater safety. Depending on the group, willing guests will be allowed to ‘co-guide’ the raft.

Circle R Ranch

301-387-6890

Our guided trail rides are private with your own guide. We want to personalize your horseback riding experience

Western Trails

301-387-6155

Offering Hourly guided trail rides & Pony rides, along with Hayrides (you bring the food)Western Trails knows how to make your outdoor excursion truly enjoyable! New baby horses arrive daily!

Pleasant Valley Dream Rides

1689 Pleasant Valley Rd Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-1688

Ride back in time to the swish swish of the sleigh and muffled hoof beats in the snow. Feel the brisk clean mountain on your cheeks and refreshing cold air in your lungs. Snuggle up under warm blankets with family or friends and enjoy a relaxing experience sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and alive.

Wings of Challenge

801 Trap Run Rd Friendsville, MD 21531

301-746-4004

Whether you are a beginner or a veteran bird hunter, you will savor the unsurpassed quality of your hunting experience at Wings of Challenge.

Adventure Sports Center

250 Adventure Sports Way McHenry, MD 21541

301-334-7495

Join expert guide staff to master beginning, intermediate or advanced climbing skills and techniques. asci offers a range of guided climbing programs to satisfy your thirst for adventure, or provide the training you seek for a more intense expedition. Climbing programs vary in length and intensity. Day programs are facilitated on asci’s Fork Run Recreation Area.

Garrett College Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex

695 Mosser Rd McHenry, MD 21541

301-387-3786

State of the art fitness and wellness complex housed in the McHenry area. Full size competition pool, warm water pool, spectator viewing deck, and a full fitness center featuring cardio and free weight equipment. Programs for all ages and fitness levels offered. Garrett County’s newest feature offered to our guests!

Garrett County Historical Society Museum

107 South 2nd St. Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-3226

A repository of local artifacts and treasures, the Garrett County Historical Society Museum offers a glimpse into the daily lives of the early settlers and more recent residents of this mountainous area. The museum library boasts numerous local genealogical records and other historic documentation. Located along Second Street in Oakland, the museum is open to the public.

Smiley's Fun Zone

72 Fort Dr McHenry, MD 21541

301-387-0059

Get ready for fun and adventure! Play Mini-golf, speed on the Go-Karts, bump and float on the Bumper Boats, and bat away in the Batting Cages! Come play at the biggest arcade on the lake. Challenge your friends to a game of Lazer Runner. Bring the family and have an Old time photo taken.

State Parks

Deep Creek Lake State Park

898 State Park Rd Swanton, MD 21561

301-387-5563

Over 1,800 acres of forest to explore with sandy beach area, interpretive programs, hiking and boat launch area. Picnic areas with gentle paths abounding.

Swallow Falls State Park

222 Herrington Ln Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-9180

This mountain park is located nine miles north of Oakland, Maryland and contains some of Maryland’s most breathtaking scenery. The Youghiogheny River flows along the park’s borders, passing through shaded rocky gorges and creating rippling rapids. Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot waterfall – a spectacular sight. Tall hemlocks dominate the silent woods. The meandering trails through Swallow Falls guide hikers to some of the most

Herrington Manor State Park

222 Herrington LN Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-9180

Located within Garrett State Forest in Garrett County, Herrington Manor State Park’s development began in the 1930’s with the aid of the Civilian Conservation Corps. A 53-acre lake was formed by damming Herrington Creek, and ten cabins were erected on a wooded knoll above the lake. Herrington Manor was designed as a state park in 1964, and encompasses 365 acres. The park offers swimming, boating in rowboats, canoes and paddle boats, picnicking, hiking, tennis and volleyball. Interpretive programs are scheduled during the summer; and popular special events such as maple syrup demonstrations and apple butter making are held throughout the year.

New Germany State Park

349 Headquarters Ln Grantsville, MD 21536

301-895-5453

New Germany State Park’s visitors frequently call it a “best kept secret.” This mountain gem is nestled between the 2,900 ft. Big Savage Mountain to the east and the eastern Continental Divide along Meadow Mountain to the west. Named by early settlers due to its resemblance to their homeland, New Germany has diverse forests with ten miles of multi-use trails and a small lake suitable for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating. This park is ideal for families and individuals looking to “unplug” from a tech-reliant society and escape from the busy pace of life in cities and suburbs.

Savage River State Forest

127 Headquarters Ln Grantsville, MD 21536

301-895-5759

Savage River State Forest, at over 54,000 acres, is the largest facility in the state forest system. It preserves a strategic watershed in Garrett County. Trail maps are available at the forest office, for all trails, including the 10 miles of cross country ski trails. The forest is classified as a mixed hardwood forest. More than 12,000 acres of the forest has been designated as Wildlands.

Garrett State Forest

222 Herrington Ln Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-2038

The birthplace of forestry conservation in Maryland. The generous donation of 1,917 acres by the Garrett Brothers in 1906 serves as the foundation of the Garrett State Forest, as well as Maryland’s present Public Lands system. Mountain forests, streams and valleys make up the nearly 7,000 acres of Garrett State Forest in Garrett County.

Potomac State Forest

1431 Potomac Camp Rd Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-2038

The Potomac State Forest, 11,535 acres situated between the towns of Oakland and Westernport and partially bordering the Potomac River. Mountain forests, streams and valleys make up nearly 12,000 acres in Potomac State Forest. The forest drains into the Potomac River Basin, and features the highest point in any Maryland state forest – Backbone Mountain, elevation 3,220 feet. Another high point in the forest is the rock outcropping near the intersection of Maryland Route 135 and Walnut Bottom Road which overlooks a portion of Potomac State Forest, Savage River State Forest and Crabtree Creek.

Mt. Nebo Wildlife

301-334-4255

Beaver ponds, alder thickets and sedge meadows along with 1,500 acres of forest and 40 acres of fields make it a prime destination for outdoor sportsmen and nature lovers.

Cassleman River Bridge State Park

RT 40 Grantsville, MD 21536

301-895-5453

4-acre park popular for fly fishing, photographers and the fan of early Americana History. 80′ span bridge erected in 1813 serving old RT 40. Nearby Spruce Forest Artisan Village is a must stop while here!

Big Run State Park

349 Headquarters Lane Grantsville, MD 21536

301-895-5453

Found at the mouth of the Savage River Reservoir, this is the perfect  origin for exploring Savage River State Forest. Restrooms, pavilion, picnic tables, and trailhead for Monroe Run Trail.

Relaxation

All Earth Eco Tours

720 Morris Ave Friendsville, MD 21531

301-746-4083

Western Maryland Eco Kayaking Tours on the Savage River Reservoir for over 5 years. Guided Hikes and Outdoor Programs offered on a regularly scheduled basis and on a private custom basis. Bonfire Extravaganza during the summers every Wednesday evening at Deep Creek Lake State Park. Other programs include, Yoga In Nature, Toddler Tuesday, Fabulous Farm Tours and More. Visit our website for full information or call 1-800-446-7554 to recieve a color brochure. Garrett County’s Original Eco Tour and Outdoor Adventure Company.

Deep Creek Cellars and Winery

177 Frazee Ridge Road, Friendsville, MD 21531

301-746-4349

We are an Appalachian mountain winery, vineyard, and farm market nestled in the scenic Laurel Highlands along the Maryland-Pennsylvania border, 20 minutes from Deep Creek Lake in extreme western Maryland. At Deep Creek Cellars, we make wine one way, and one way only: by hand. In every part of the craft, we emphasize the low-tech and the no-tech. We believe humans can tell the difference between genuine craftsmanship and an industrial approach. We know the hand-made can be tasted on the palate and felt in the heart.

Winter

Sleigh Rides - Pleasant Valley

1689 Pleasant Valley Road Oakland, MD 21550

301-334-1688

Pleasant Valley Dream Rides offers Horse drawn sleigh rides in their aboundant Pleasant Valley fields. A sure memory waiting to be made! Fun for a family or ‘special’ for 2! 301-334-1688

Cross Country Skiing

P.O. Box 35, Friendsville, MD 21531

301-746-4083

check out this awesome, affordable way to learn a new sport! All Earth Eco Tours offers guided and instructed outings where guests will not only be able to enjoy the natural beauty that is Garrett County but also get in shape as a side benefiti! Give them a ring at 301-746-4083

Mountain Coaster

296 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry, MD 21541

800-462-9477

Prime for the adrenaline junkies who want to enjoy awesome Mountain Views while descending on the WISP Mountain Coaster from the top of WISP Mountain! 800-462-9477

Snow Tubing

296 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry, MD 21541

800-462-9477

Several groomed slopes with a magic carpet to take you to the top with your tube.  Not a lot of skill needed (just hold on) but ton’s of fun!