Need to Get-Away: Visit Garrett County

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Neighboring Garrett County, Maryland has been selected by Travel & Leisure as America’s Best Town for Fall Colors.

Located only two hours outside of Pittsburgh, Garrett County is the western-most county in Maryland and home to:

  • Deep Creek Lake, the state’s largest freshwater lake
  • Wisp Resort, Maryland’s only ski resort (32 slopes & trails for skiing and snowboarding, snow tubing park, terrain parks, ice skating rink, Nordic center for cross-country skiing, guided snowmobile tours, snowshoeing, mini mobiles for kids, mountain coaster).
  • Adventure Sports Center International, the world’s only mountaintop recirculating whitewater course.
  • Muddy Creek Falls, the state’s highest waterfall (53’) located at Swallow Falls State Park.
  • Backbone Mountain, whose elevation of 3,360’ is the highest point in Maryland.
  • 90,000 acres of public land, more than any other county in Maryland
  • 7 State Parks and 2 State Forests

With so much to do, the area’s natural beauty is the perfect destination year-round, whether you seek days full of activities or just plain relaxing.

Lodging options abound. There are Vacation Rental Home Companies, Vacation Rental Homes by Owner, Cabins & Lodges, Hotels & Motels, Bed & Breakfasts, Camping. And the best part is that pets are welcome at many lodgings and almost a third of rental homes allow pets. View contact information for these accommodations at