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  • Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area
  • Begin Your Garrett County Virtual Reality Tour!

    Garrett County Virtual Tour

  • Garrett County, Gateway to the West Garrett County, Gateway to the West

    Garrett County, the westernmost county in Maryland, is a region rich in history, culture and natural resources. The state recognizes its importance and certified it as one of thirteen such areas in Maryland. Explore our heritage and discover why.

  • Heritage Spotlights

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  • Garrett County Gran Fondo Bike Ride

    Saturday, June 23 | All Day | Ride begins at Garrett College

    Garrett County and the Deep Creek Lake area boast some of the finest and most challenging cycling in North America, and the Garrett County Gran Fondo has established itself as a premier North American Gran Fondo unsurpassed in challenge, scenery, and riding quality.

    For more information and to register, please visit: https://www.garrettcountygranfondo.org/

    6th Annual Garrett County Opry

    Friday, June 29 | 6pm - 10pm | Auditorium at Garrett College

    Garrett County Community Action Committee, Inc. (GCCAC) – Agency on Aging and Nutrition will host the sixth annual Garrett County Opry on Friday, June 29th at the Garrett College auditorium theater from 6:00pm until10:00pm. This community-wide event is a grand fundraiser for the Meals on Wheels program and Senior Services that brings together an exciting array of musical groups, refreshments and enjoyment. Enjoy music from The Weeks Family String Band, Loretta Hummel & Country Grass, The Casselman Valley Travelers, Rusty Halo, Durst Brothers Band and Second Wind.

    Tickets are $10 per person, children under 12 are free. For more information, please call 301-334-9431, ext 6139, 6603, 6134 or 6601.

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  • Download our FREE Heritage App today!

    Available on Android and Apple devices, visitors and residents can download heritage related tours that takes them on a step by step journey around the county. Search Garrett Heritage Area in the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store to locate and download for FREE. Tours include fall foliage, barn quilts, trails, and our heritage area themes. Directions guide visitors to each stop and are available offline, perfect if your phone drops service.

    Download today to start exploring.