Family Fun Center with large indoor Arcade, Pizza & Ice Cream
Phone: 301-387-6168

Dutch’s at Silver Tree

Located next door to the Suites at Silver Tree. Enjoy dinner and drinks in a cozy, warm atmosphere.
Call ahead for hours of operation and reservations: 301-387-0525
Phone: 301-387-2180

School House Earth Petting Zoo and Craft Shop

Petting zoo featuring Vietnamese pot bellied pig, miniature goats and horses, Scottish Highland Cattle and farm animals; open July and August; handicapped accessible
Address: Route 42 North of Deep Creek Lake, McHenry
Phone: 301-746-8603

School House Earth Petting Zoo and Craft Shop

Petting zoo featuring Vietnamese pot bellied pig, miniature goats and horses, Scottish Highland Cattle and farm animals; open July and August; handicapped accessible
Address: Route 42 North of Deep Creek Lake, McHenry
Phone: 301-746-8603

Smileys Fun Zone Family Entertainment Center

Pizzeria, miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats, laser tag and arcade
Phone: 301-387-0059

Valley View Country Store and Farm

Amish country store and farm; featuring unique animals and birds as ostrich, emu, rhea, llama, and miniature donkey. Handicap Accessible
Address: Route 219 South, Oakland
Phone: 301-334-4381

Family Entertainment Center

Funland Family Fun Center – Bumper cars, carousel, go karts, climbing wall, miniature golf and large video and game arcade – (Route 219, McHenry – 301 387-6168)
Smiley’s Fun Zone Family Entertainment Center – Miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats, laser tag and arcade – (Fort Drive off of Route 219 McHenry, 301-387-0059)

Miniature Golf

Funland Family Fun Center – (Route 219, McHenry – 301 387-6168)
Smiley’s Fun Zone Family Entertainment Center – (Fort Drive off of Route 219 McHenry, 301-387-0059)

Animaland at The Tourist Trap

Make your own stuffed animal.
Address: Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD
Phone: 301-387-7900

Local Churches

Lutheran Churches

Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church – (6 Second Street, Oakland – 301 334-2668)
Zion Lutheran Church – (Route 219, Accident – 301 746-8170)

Roman Catholic Churches

Saint Ann’s Roman Catholic Church – (12814 New Germany Road Grantsville – 301 895-5877)
Saint Peter’s Catholic Church – (Oakland – 301 334-2202)

United Methodist Churches

Bethel United Methodist Church – (Corner of Baltimore & H street, Mountain Lake Park
– 301 334-8477)
Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church – (316 East Oak Street, Oakland – 301 334-2391)National Heritage Museum and Library

“Our Fathers House”

Our Fathers House” was one of the last log churches in use today. It is located on Route 135 on Backbone Mountain near Altamont.


Heritage Centers/Areas and the Arts


Friend Family Associations National Heritage Museum

Library contains 700 general genealogical books and files of local families. It depicts history of Friendsville dating back to 1760. It is located on Maple Street in Friendsville.

Theatre on the Lake

Address: Performances at Garrett College Auditorium
Phone: 304-680-1002
Show Times, Tickets, and more…

Our Town Theater

Address: 121 East Center Street, Oakland
Phone: 301-334-5640

Spruce Forest Artisan Village

Visit craft galleries and meet the craft artists at work.
Address: 177 Casselman Rd, Grantsville
Phone: 301-895-3332

Mountain Lake Park

Mountain Lake Park was a popular resort from 1882 – 1942. In 1912, as many as twenty-eight hotels and boarding houses accommodated thousands of visitors who came to vacation in the cool mountains of Garrett County. President Taft, William Bryan, and Billy Sunday were a few of the renowned visitors. A five thousand seat amphitheater provided musical and dramatic performances.

Penn Alps

Penn Alps was originally called “Little Crossings Inn.” It was the original stagecoach stop of the National Road, The “Little Crossings Inn” was built in 1818 and presently houses a restaurant and a large craft market with local artisans.

Pennington Cottage

Pennington Cottage at Deer Park was built in 1892. It is a large three story summer cottage with fourteen rooms. The Pennington Cottage is presently the Deer Park Inn, a restaurant and bed & breakfast. The Deer Park Inn is located at 65 Hotel Road in Deer Park.


Cross Country Skiing


Backbone Mountain Cross Country Ski Farm


Deep Creek Outfitters

Rental equipment available – (Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD 301-387-2200)

Herrington Manor State Park

10 miles of trails, beginner to intermediate trails. Rental equipment and snacks available. – (Oakland, MD – 301-334-9180)

New Germany State Park

Beginner to intermediate trails. Rental equipment available. – (Grantsville, MD – 301-895-5453)


Ski Resorts


Wisp Ski Resort

Vertical drop of 700 ft., 2415 ft. at base, 3,115 ft. at summit.
Garrett County averages 100″ annually.
Slope difficulty
41% beginner, 28% intermediate, 31% advanced.
Trail system
32 slopes and trails totaling 10.5 miles on 132 acres of skiable terrain. Super Pipe, The Savage Terrain Parks, and Bear Claw Tubing Park.
Lift System
Two Quad chairlifts, Five triple chairlifts, Two ski carpets, Four surface tows.
Snowmaking operations at Wisp, with computerized weather and pumping stations is world renown for its efficiency! 90% of all skiable terrain is equipped for snowmaking as well as for night skiing.
Read more about Skiing in Maryland

Phone: 301-387-4911

Canaan Valley

Located just down the road, across the boarder in West Virginia, lies Canaan Valley Resort. With 39 slopes and over 850 feet of vertical drop, skiers and boarders of every skill level can find something to challenge their abilities. Read more…


Golf Courses


Canaan Valley The Golf Club at Wisp

Golf Lessons
Special evening clinics for men, women, and juniors
Custom club fitting
Club repair service
Address: 296 Marsh Hill Road; McHenry, Maryland 21541
Phone: 301-387-4911

Oakland Golf Club

Address: 433 North Bradley Lane, Oakland
Phone: 301-334-3883


Visit Historic Oakland


Town of Accident

The town of Accident dates back to 1800 and is located on Route 219 about 5 miles North of Deep Creek Lake. The Drane House is the oldest known structure. Kaese’s Mill was constructed in 1868 and is located by the Bear Creek-Fish Hatchery Road.

B&O Railroad Station

B&O Railroad Station in Oakland brought prominent citizens to the resort areas of Garrett County in the 1880’s. Built in 1884 it is one of the oldest stations in the country.

Casselman River Bridge

Casselman River Bridge was built in 1813. It was the largest single-span stone arch bridge (80 feet) in the 19th Century connecting the nation’s first Federal Highway. Picnic area with fireplaces are available. The bridge is located on Route 40 east of Grantsville.

Bowling – The Alley In Oakland

Now Featuring: Bowling, Pool Tables, Ping Pong, Redemption Arcade, Shuffleboard, and Air Hockey! – (1244 East Oak Street, Oakland – 301 334-3040)Water Skiing

High Mountain Sport’s Water Ski School

From novice to advanced; welcomes children and adults; by reservation only
Address: 1/2 mile South of Route 219, McHenry
Phone: 301 387-4199


White Water Rafting


White Water Rafting and Family Float Trips

Experience the thrill and adventure of running the river. Something for everyone from float trips to challenging runs.

Laurel Highlands River Tours – (800 472-3846)

Precision Rafting – (800 477-3723)

White Water Adventures – (800 WWA-RAFT)

Mountain Streams – (800 RAFT-NOW)

Adventure Sports Center International – (877 300-ASCI)


Boat Rentals


Bill’s Marine Service – (Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD – 301-387-5536)

Crystal Waters – (Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD – 301-387-5515)

Deep Creek Lake Boat Rentals – (Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD – 301-387-9130)

Deep Creek Marina – (Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD – 301-387-6977)

Silver Tree Marina – (Glendale Road, Oakland, MD – 301-387-5855)


Broadford Recreation Area

Broadford Recreation Area – relaxing park featuring a 138 acre Lake with 700 feet of beach; bath house; concession building; boat ramp for row boats; picnic grounds; nominal admission fee.




Cranesville is a sub-arctic swamp. This swamp is a natural phenomenon of Mother Nature. The natural growth including rare flora found in the swamp is indigenous to the arctic regions.
Address: Cranesville is at Muddy Creek Road in Oakland
Phone: 301 334-1948


Garrett Lakes Art Festival

High quality arts performances April – October.
Address: 687 Mosser Rd. McHenry
Phone: 301-387-3082

Jet Ski Rentals

Aquatic Center
Address: Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD
Phone: 301-387-8233

Sailboat Races

Memorial Day – Labor Day; every Saturday, Sunday, and holidays on the southern end of the lake; competition (open to the public) begins at 12 noon on Saturday and 1 PM on Sunday; races are one-design featuring Flying Scots and Lasers.

Outdoor Adventures at Wisp

NEW Mountain Coaster
Mountain bike trails and park
Scenic chairlift rides
Skateboard park
Frisbee Golf
Phone: 301-387-4911

Pleasant Valley Dream Rides

Horse drawn carriage, winter sleigh rides, dairy farm tours. Reservations required.
Address: 1689 Pleasant Valley Road, Oakland
Phone: 301-334-1688


Main Library – (6 North 2d Street, Oakland – 301 334-3996)
Accident Library – (301 746-8792)
Grantsville Library – (301 895-5298)

Movie Theater

Garrett 8 Cinemas
Address: Across from Arrowhead on Route 219
Phone: 301 387-2500

Falling Water

Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece home; reservations needed
Address: Ohiopyle Road, PA
Phone: 724 329-8501

Spa Services/Massage Therapy

All Earth Ecotours Yoga and Massage Therapy: Reservations required (800-446-7554)
Deep Creek Salon & Massage located at the Market Square – 301-387-5380
Sewickley Spa at Wisp: Wide variety of spa services (290 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry – 301-387-7000)

Kentuck Knob

Another unique home built by Frank Lloyd Wright; reservations needed
Address: Ohiopyle Road, PA
Phone: 724 329-8501

Scenic Western Maryland Railroad

Mountain Thunder Route; a 32 mile (3 hour) round trip ride between Frostburg and Cumberland aboard a 1916 Baldwin Steam Locomotive
Address: 800 TRAIN-50

Transportation & Industry Museum:

Displays on railroad, canals and other industries that contributed to the region’s recognition as a major transportation center in the 1800’s; 1913 station; also gallery gift shop; free self guided walking tour of the historic district of Washington Street
Address: Western Maryland Station Center, 13 Canal Street, Cumberland
Phone: 301 777-3553

Waffle Rock at Jennings Randolph Lake:

Unique geological design created over 300 million years ago; also West Virginia overlook and observation tower
Address: Accessible from WV Route 46

Washington’s Headquarters:

Served as George Washington’s headquarters during the French and Indian Wars; built 1755; tours by appointment
Address: Riverside Park, Greene Street, Cumberland
Phone: 301 777-5905 Visit Grantsville

Gateway to Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake Black Water Falls State Park

Approximately thirty-five mile trip with interesting stops along the way
Address: Davis, West Virginia

Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park

Features on site naturalists leading daily educational programs, hands on natural resource exhibits, nature store, etc.
Phone: 301-387-7067

Deep Creek Lake State Park

Deep Creek Lake State Park offers a boat launch ramp, pavilion rentals for large group use and a lifeguarded beach area. Hiking trails of various terrain can be found in the park. Open picnic areas near the beach offer a relaxing view of the water.