• Loch Lynn Wetland Trail
  • Sharing our Heritage

  • Casselman Inn on the Historic National Road
  • Authentic History

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  • Gateway to the West

    Garrett County, the westernmost county in Maryland, is a region rich in history 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.

  • FY2018 Mini-Grant Program - Now accepting applications!

    The Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area’s Mini Grant Program is now accepting applications!  The mini-grant program is a matching grant up to $2,000.00 designed to provide funding for innovative exhibits, tours, events, planning and projects which build upon interpretive themes identified in the Heritage Area’s Management Plan. These include: Transportation, Man and Nature, Historic Recreation, and Cultural Uniqueness. Projects must seek to attract cultural and heritage tourists to the region.  Non-profit organizations and local jurisdictions are eligible.  Individuals and businesses with proposals fitting the guidelines may apply in partnership with non-profit organizations. 

    Take advantage of this funding opportunity!  Contact Jen Durben at jen@garrettchamber.com or 301-387-4386 for more information or to find out how your project fits the criteria.

    Click for Application & Guidelines

    Click for more information about the mini-grant program or to apply online.

  • Heritage Spotlight

    Garrett County Agriculture Fair

    July 29 - August 5 | Garrett County Fairgrounds in McHenry

    61st Anniversary of the Garrett County Agriculture Fair. Carnival rides, food, games, livestock, mud bog, demolition derby, live music, tractor pull and more.

    Contact info@garrettcountyfair.org for more information.
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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.