Wisp Resort, Maryland, is 132 acres of ski terrain providing snowsports enthusiasts an incredible winter playground. Enjoy the mountain coaster, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, ice skating, fly fishing, chair lift rides and much more. In the warmer months, tee up on the 18-hole Wisp Resort Golf Course, take a guided Mountain Buggy Tour, or challenge yourself on The Flying Squirrel Canopy Tour. There's also the Wisp Resort Hotel's indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, Sewickley Spa and great food and drink!
The Lodestone Golf Club boasts a stunning Hale Irwin signature-design, created in collaboration with golf architect Todd Schoeder, that sits in the mountainous region above Deep Creek Lake and the well known Wisp Resort. Golfstyles Magazine named the Wisp Resort Golf Course one of the "100 Must-Play Courses of the Mid-Atlantic." It was designed around the natural contours at the base of Wisp ski slopes, with breathtaking views of the mountains.
Deep Creek Lake is the largest inland body of water in the state of Maryland. It spans over 3,900 acres and has approx. 69 miles of shoreline. The lake is home to a wide variety of freshwater fish and aquatic birds, and is a year round retreat for sportsmen, boaters, vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.
Adventure Sports Center International (ASCI) is the world’s only mountaintop whitewater course. It's just a few minutes up the mountain from Wisp Resort. Choose from guided whitewater rafting, riverboarding or kayaking that can be enjoyed by beginners, families, and paddling enthusiasts. Just watching? Walk the one mile trail surrounding the whitewater course and watch the excitement as visitors try their paddling skills in the man-made river channel.
Garrett County is home to beautiful mountains, rivers and lakes and offers an abundance of activities in every vacation season including skiing, hiking, whitewater kayaking and camping. McHenry, Maryland is a small community located in Garrett County, Maryland on the northern most shore of Deep Creek Lake.
The Autumn Glory Festival, is an annual event started by a group of turkey growers who organized and promoted turkey dinners. The Autumn Glory Festival has been listed as the top fall festival in the world by the popular travel site MSN.com, as well as one of America's 3 Best Autumn Road trips by travelchannel.com.
Scottish Highland Festival features the traditions of Highland music, games and dance! Visit the Clan tents and Celtic vendors. Kiss the highland cattle, watch the collies herd sheep or pat an Irish Wolfhound.
The Garrett County Agriculture Fair has been a community favorite in Maryland for over 50 years! Enjoy exciting product demonstrations. The Fair is fun for the entire family with a large variety of agriculture exhibits, animals, food and gifts. Plus nightly entertainment, carnival and special events at the race track.
Garrett County Memorial Hospital is located in Oakland, MD. The Hospital's Emergency Services Department is fully staffed and open 24 hours a day. The second largest employer in Garrett County, GCMH is supported by a staff of professional, highly skilled employees backed by state of the art equipment.
Garrett County Public Schools Elementary: Friendsville Elementary School, Broad Ford Elementary, Yough Glades Elementary School, Crellin Elementary School and Swan Meadow School. Middle Schools: Northern Middle School and Southern Middle School High Schools: Northern Garrett High School and Southern Garrett High School.
Garrett College is a two-year college established in 1967 as Garrett Community College. Taking advantage of its scenic surroundings and nearby Deep Creek Lake, Wisp Ski Resort and the Adventure Sports Center International, Garrett College offers an exciting Associate's Degree in Adventure Sports.
Garrett County Airport is a general aviation airport and enhances the region's tourist industry and provides emergency air service evacuation and landing facilities for general aviation. Garrett County Government owns and operates the airport.