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Following the natural contours
at the base of the ski slopes, the highly rated Fantasy Valley Golf Course, formerly Wisp Resort Golf Course ( valley), offers its own splendid scenery and a variety of tee placements to keep golfers of all levels challenged and entertained.
Just minutes from Deep Creek Lake, Oakland Golf Club ( hosts the annual Western Maryland Amateur Championship and is known for the high quality of its greens.
If it’s a family outing you’re after, or if you prefer a windmill to a sand trap, consider miniature golf ( mini-golf-96).
Another great family activity: A visit to Deep Creek Lake Adventures’ Monkey Business Adventure Park ( activity/deep-creek-monkey- business-adventure-park) — it’s the largest aerial adventure park in the tri-state area.
Autumn Harvest
Nearly 80,000 visitors descend on Garrett County each October for
the five-day Autumn Glory Festival (, the world’s No. 1 fall event according to the popular travel website. It’s a festival with parades, crafts shows and concerts. In 2018, the festival will take place from Wednesday, Oct. 10 to Sunday, Oct. 14.
The reason why autumn is so glorious in Garrett County is its landscape of dazzling colors. Fall foliage driving tours starting at the Garrett County Visitors Center reveal breathtaking scenery that is readily visible along the roadways. It’s no wonder that the Travel Channel lists the Deep Creek Lake region among the nation’s “Best Fall Foliage Road Trips.”
Copies of the fall foliage driving tours can be picked up at the Visitors Center located at 15 Visitors Center Drive, McHenry, MD 21541, downloaded with the Garrett Heritage app (available at the Google Play Store or iTunes App Store) or viewed online
at fallfoliagedrivingtours. And be sure to check out our NEW Turkey Trail, showcasing our area turkey dinners, a local Autumn Glory tradition.
Perhaps you’re one of the many athletes who have added the internationally renowned annual SavageMan Triathlon (vtsmts. com/savageman20-20) to the top of their bucket list. SavageMan
is held at Deep Creek Lake State Park in September. The running takes place in the mountains, the swimming portion happens in Deep Creek Lake, and the biking portion of this event follows remote roads throughout the county. The event’s scenic beauty has many participants coming back year after year.
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