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.
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Taste of Garrett
Sunday, May 6 | 4 - 7pm | Wisp Resort
2018 marks the 16th annual Taste of Garrett and is a major fundraiser for Garrett Trails. The event is packed with restaurants from all around Garrett County, MD. Patrons pay one entrance fee and then can immerse themselves in tasty treats from the area’s best chefs, prizes and raffles, entertainment and delicious new offerings and classic favorites from Garrett County's popular dining establishments.
100% of proceeds go toward progress on trail construction plans such as the Meadow Mountain Trail resurfacing and construction the continued construction of new hiking and biking trails at the Fork Run Recreation Area, engineering for Youghiogheny Lake Trail north Friendsville, and the Grantsville Bikeways Connector.
Tickets are available at the door, $30 per adult general admission and $15 for children 12 and under. $40 for admission includes craft beer tasting.
For more information, please visit: www.garretttrails.org
Grantsville National Road Festival
Saturday, May 12 - Saturday, May 19 | Varied Times & Locations
Sampling of week long events:
Saturday, May 12 - Visitors can step back in time to the military campaign of 1755 during the French & Indian War, when troops were marching on Fort Duquesne. Factions of English, French, and American Indian groups will camp along the river and stage mock tactical drills and skirmishes. The public is welcome to visit the varied living history demonstrations and learn about life as a soldier, settler, or native in the American frontier. The trace of the original Braddock Road is just a few hundred yards south of the Casselman Bridge, and it was there that Colonel George Washington supposedly dubbed the area Little Crossings.
Monday, May 14 - Maria Day, the director of Special Collections & Conservation, will be presenting on the historic National Road at 6:00 p.m. at the Historic Casselman Inn. If you plan to dine on your own, please do so prior to 6pm. This talk features maps, documents, commercial art, tour guides, and other items from Maryland State Archives Special Collections, the State's holdings of private documents and culturally-significant records.
For a full listing of week long events, please visit www.visitgrantsville.com.
Heritage Site Map
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.