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Virtual Experiences 
Sample the Deep Creek
Experience Before You Visit
There’s a whole new way to step into the sights and sounds of Garrett County — before you even get here.
The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with YouVisit, has launched a new 360° virtual reality experience that includes video and photos shot at 22 locations throughout the county.
The experience starts with a two-minute introductory video that features such popular area attractions as Deep Creek Lake, the Mountain Fresh Farmers Market, Muddy Creek Falls at Swallow Falls State Park, the Honi Honi Bar, Accident Scenic Overlook, Adventure Sports Center International, biking on area trails and more.
Next, you are invited to explore 15 individual attractions by navigating around 360° panoramic images of each location. Videos embedded in the images provide an even better sense of what to expect. They include clips of glassblowing at Simon Pearce, footage of skiing at Wisp, rangers speaking about state parks and more.
“We have created an interactive experience for our customers to help showcase all that Garrett County and the Deep Creek Lake area have to offer,” said Nicole Christian, president and CEO of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. “Our guests will virtually experience our entire county as a vacation destination.” The experience can be viewed on any device or with a virtual reality headset.
The 15 featured virtual reality attractions include:
9FIREFLY FARMS CREAMERY & MARKET: Sample delicious, locally produced cheeses and other specialty foods.
10DOWNTOWN OAKLAND: Garrett County’s seat
is a designated Maryland Main 11 Street and Arts & Entertainment District. In Oakland, you’ll find charming independent shops and fascinating museums, such as the Garrett County Historical Museum.
11SIMON PEARCE: Watch glassblowers create one-
of-a-kind pieces at this factory
outlet store. 12
12WISP MOUNTAIN PARK: This classic skiing
destination offers summer fun too, including the Mountain Coaster, mountain biking, Segway tours, zip lines, gem mining and scenic chair- lift rides.
13HORSEBACK RIDING: 13 Riding stables offer tours
of breathtaking scenery across the county.
(on the water): Maryland’s
largest fresh-water lake allows powerboats, kayaks, jet skis,
fishing, canoes, swimming,
waterskiing and more. 14
15DISCOVERY CENTER: Located at Deep Creek
Lake State Park, the center features hands-on activities for kids, including live animal exhibits.
You can access the virtual reality
experience at
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1THE BEACH AT DEEP CREEK LAKE STATE PARK: Swim, rent a kayak or just relax at this scenic,
sandy spot. A boat launch area, open 24 hours a day (weather permitting), is also available here.
2YOUGHIOGHENY RIVER: 6 One of several prime
destinations for white-water rafting
in Garrett County.
3LODESTONE GOLF COURSE: Wisp's Lodestone Golf Course was ranked #2 in the state of Maryland by Golfweek magazine four years in a row.
4CASSELMAN RIVER BRIDGE: 7 Once the longest single-span
stone arch bridge in the United
States, Casselman is now a popular destination for fly fishermen, photographers and history
The 53-foot falls, the tallest 8 free-falling falls in Maryland, are surrounded by some of the area’s
most spectacular scenery.
6MOUNTAIN FRESH FARMERS MARKET: Farmers and bakers offer fresh, local products year-round.
Rental homes are the most 9 common accommodation type in Garrett County. They can be rented directly from owners or through
vacation rental home companies.
8MOUNTAIN STATE BREWING COMPANY: Founded in West Virginia, this microbrewery has a
popular outpost in McHenry.
12  The Deep Creek Experience

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