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   played a key role in the early development of the nation, creating a gateway from the east to the Midwest. A collection of log houses, inns and restaurants, formerly traveler’s lodgings dating back to the early to mid-1800s, adorn this iconic road.
Spruce Forest Artisan Village, Grantsville (
Spruce Forest hosts resident artists and visiting artists in historic cabin structures. These local artisans share their stories and technical advice with visitors as they watch them create their works. Watch bird carving, quilling, pottery, metal work, wood turning, jewelry making and weaving, all while learning about the rich history of the village.
Casselman River Bridge
Spanning 80 feet, this bridge
was the longest single-arch stone bridge in America when it was built in 1813. The bridge is still open
to pedestrians and is located in
the smallest of Maryland’s State Parks, complete with picnic sites and access for fly fishing on the Casselman.
You can access an interactive map and obtain guidance for visiting the Heritage Area via the newly redesigned heritage-area website ( Here, you can also learn more about our heritage and historic sites. Immerse yourself in a virtual tour that will give you a sneak peek of some of our popular historic attractions. The town of Friendsville has also created an interactive history tour
with historical markers and online interactive features to learn about the town’s deep roots (friendsville. org).
From elopement to extravaganza, Garrett County vows to give couples a beautiful beginning. Area businesses and services have the expertise and the experience to make weddings come together beautifully and personally, whether at an all-inclusive resort or a do- it-yourself gathering. Bring the wedding party and your out-of- town guests — Garrett County vendors will do the rest. Visit the website garrettcountyweddings. com and request the new Wedding Guide to explore venues and vendors, learn about marriage license requirements and more!
Group Tours &
Corporate Outings
Planning a large gathering is delicate business. The challenge is finding accommodations and lively venues while creating attention- grabbing events to satisfy the diverse tastes of your group.
Don’t worry. Garrett County
has you covered, whether it’s a family reunion, bridal and groom getaways, or an alumni gathering.
Our Chamber of Commerce experts can help you line up vendors and set itineraries for your outing. They can help you select venues, assist with customized itineraries and connect you with lodging and activity providers.
For more information, contact the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce at 301.387.4386.
     Looking for a great
group activity?
Channel your inner ninja
warrior at Deep Creek Ninja Factory in Deep Creek Marina’s showroom in McHenry ( activity/deep-creek-ninja-factory). Participants can navigate four different obstacle courses, with sessions starting every 30 minutes.  37

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