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  • Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area
  • 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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  • Wolf Den Run State Park Open House

    October 20, 2018 | 3:00pm - 5:00pm | Kitzmiller Elementary School

    The Maryland Department of Natural Resources will hold an informational open house for Wolf Den Run State Park from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 20 at Kitzmiller Elementary School. Maryland Park Service staff will be available to answer questions about the new state park and provide comments and feedback on topics such as camping, hunting and trails. The public event will conclude with a roundtable discussion. Before attending the open house, please review an assessment of the existing trail network and take an off-highway vehicle user survey, both available at: dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/Pages/western/Wolf-Den-Run.aspx.

    For additional comments or questions, please contact Herrington Manor State Park at (301) 334-9180.

    Lecture: Indira Gandhi

    October 24, 2018 | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Ruth Enlow Library (Oakland Branch)

    A free Chautauqua-style lecture about Indira Gandhi, the first female Prime Minister of India and only the second elected female leader of modern times. She lived through India's independence movement. Learn more about her fascinating life and ask your questions. Presented by Kam Gillespie, owner of Haley Farm Inn in Oakland. Earlier, Kam worked at the World Bank focusing on women in developing countries.

    For more information, please visit: http://www.relib.net

  • FY19 Mini-Grant Program - Rolling Cycle

    The Heritage Area’s mini-grant program is designed to provide funding for non-capital projects including innovative exhibits, tours, marketing, planning and projects which build upon interpretive themes identified in the Management Plan including: Transportation, Man and Nature, Historic Recreation, Cultural Uniqueness. Projects should seek to attract cultural heritage tourists to the region. Click to view our Management Plan. If you have any questions, please contact Jen Durben at jen@garrettchamber.com.

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    *The mini-grant program is made possible with funding through the Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area Management Grant from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.

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  • Our new 2018 driving tours are here! Click to view directions and maps. Thank you to Ledo Pizza and Humberson Homes for their support of the driving tours!

  • 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.