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 Group Outings
  How about hosting a golf tournament as part of your gathering? Garrett County has numerous courses with rustic views that cater to all skill levels. After finishing 18 holes, head back to a rental property with luxury amenities, such as hot tubs and wrap-around decks, or one of our B&Bs, which are perfect places to unwind.
Military Reunions
The state parks in Garrett County offer free admission to veterans. In the spring, the Chamber’s Military March promotion provides a range of discounts to military members and their families, including savings on lodging, dining, activities and more. For 2019 discounts, check visitdeepcreek.com.
A Perfect Setting
for Your Next Gathering
Planning a large gathering is delicate business. The challenge is finding accommodations, lively venues and
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 & 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, create customized itineraries and connect with lodging and transportation providers. For more information, contact us at 301.387.4386.
Family Reunions
Garrett County makes it easy for family members in the mid-Atlantic or Midwest to reunite at a central location. Historic sites and outdoor attractions will keep your clan entertained. Our quaint main streets are the perfect spots to catch up and reminisce about the past. The county is less than 90 miles from Pittsburgh, less than 200 miles from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., and less than 250 miles from Columbus and Cleveland.
You’ll find many great lodging options, including everything from campgrounds to modern hotels and spacious lakeside homes. Vacation rental companies and rent-by-owner options can help you find the best venue.
No matter where you stay, our scenery of
beautiful lakes and soaring mountains is sure to deliver!
Want to host a barbecue? Garrett County’s parks, including Deep Creek Lake State Park (dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pages/ western/deepcreek.aspx) and Swallow Falls State Park (dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/ pages/western/swallowfalls.aspx), offer picnic areas and pavilions. (For colder
times of the year, there are plenty of indoor catering options as well: visitdeepcreek. com/list/category/catering-27.)
Corporate Retreats,
Meetings and Team Building
Wisp Resort (wispresort.com) hosts corporate groups of all sizes, with plenty of meeting and conference space. Wisp also offers unique, team-building programs with an array of activities to bring your group together. When your team members need a respite from business meetings, Wisp Resort’s line-up of fun activities includes escape rooms, canopy tours, whitewater courses, scenic chairlift rides and Segway tours.
Deep Creek Lake Adventures’
Monkey Business Adventure Park (deepcreeklakeadventure.com/activity/ deep-creek-monkey-business-adventure- park) is the largest aerial adventure park
in the tri-state area. You’ll find about 80 elements and ziplines on an obstacle course that encourages participants to work together to reach a set of goals.
Getaways with Friends
Garrett County has wine tours, quaint bistros and fun nightlife for an exciting girls’ outing or for a bridal/groomsmen trip!
Pamper yourself and friends at the Massage At The Lake Day Spa (massageatthelake. com) or Haley Farm Inn & Retreat Center (haleyfarm.com). You might also head
to FireFly Farms Creamery & Market (fireflyfarms.com) for a wine and cheese pairing experience.
Get back to nature at All Earth Eco Tours (allearthecotours.com), which provides guided kayak tours and other nature-friendly group activities that include river walks, yoga in nature and a farm day camp. For a relaxing outdoor group outing, enjoy a round of golf at one of our many scenic golf courses.
5 Great Activities for
Your Next Group Outing
1. Adventure hikes – Gather your group and head to the great outdoors for
a day of hiking, climbing and kayaking.
2. Rafting adventures – Experience the thrill of being on the rapids, where cooperation is the key to success.
3. Escape rooms – A reality game where players use teamwork and strategy to solve a mystery in an allotted amount of time.
4. Snow tubing – Nothing is as exhilarating as racing a snow-covered hill with your friends.
5. Horseback riding – Channel Garrett County’s settlers as you roam the countryside with your friends and colleagues.
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