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  • 2019 Fall Foliage Driving Tours 

    There is no better way to enjoy the spendar of Autumn in Garrett Coutny than to travel on our byways and enjoy our beautiful Fall foliage.  Our two Fall foliage tours will help you do just that.  Along the way you will have an opportunity to stop by some of our historical spots, museums, and state parks.  Choose from the extended tour which is approximately 54 miles or the shorter tour which is apoximately 30 miles.  We hope you senjoy your tour and Autumn in Garrett County!   

  • Extended Trip is appx.  54 Miles and 1 hour and 30 minutes

    Begin your tour at 15 Visitor Dr., the Visitor Center McHenry, MD. Grab a map inside and information on the area. Leaving the Vistor Center take a left onto Rte 219 Garrett Hwy travel into Accident

    Suggested Stop: Drane House - Accident, MD

    Old Cemetery Rd. Accident, MD.Travel to Accident on Rt 219 North from Deep Creek Lake. Turn Right at St. Paul's Lutheran Church. it will be on the corner. Old Cemetery Rd.Take a right at the Cemetery and the Drane house will be on the Left.

    Suggested Stop: Casselman River Bridge - Grantsville, MD 10240 National Pike Grantsville, MD 21536

    Scenic route below or just stay on Rte. 219 to US Rte. 40 Turn Right onto Rt 219N Main St. 2.9 Miles

    Turn left onto Cove Rd. Just past Northern High School.

    Turn Right onto Pigs Ear Rd and make an immediate Left onto Devils Half Acre Turn Left onto US Rte 219 Keep straight to US Rte 40 - Turn Right

    Follow US Rte 40 through Grantsville and to the Casselman River Bridge. It will be on the left just past the town of Grantsville.

    Suggested Stop: New Germany State Park - Grantsville, MD Leaving Casselman River Bridge. Turn left onto US Rte. 40

    Turn Right onto New Germany Rd. Approximately 5 miles New Germany State park entrance will be in the left.

    Suggested Stop: Monroe Run Overlook - Grantsville, MD

    Located on New Germany Road-Continue on New Germany Rd. Go 1.9 miles on New Germany Road to Monroe Trail Parking on the right side.

    Suggested Stop: Ledo Pizza and Subs - Sponsor

    4465 Garrett Hwy McHenry, MD 21541

    Traveling through some more scenic roads you will continue on New Germany Rd to Glendale Rd (bear Right)

    Follow to US 219 turn Right. Follow Rte. 219 to you destination. Enjoy some lunch.

    Suggested Stop: Humberson Homes and 1 Real Estate - Sponsor

    25254 A Garrett Hwy McHenry, MD 21541

    Leaving Ledo's turn left onto US Rte. 219 Humberson homes will be on the right. Approximately .8 miles

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  • Short Trip  is appx. 30 miles and will take 1 hour. 

    Begin your tour at 15 Visitor Dr., the Visitor Center McHenry, MD Grab a map inside and information on the area. Leaving the Visitor Center take a left onto Visitor Dr. and the next right.

    Take a left on Sang Run Rd and the second left onto Marsh Hill Rd. Right onto Overlook Pass got to the top of the mountain.

    Take a left onto Wisp Mountain Rd. follow to intersection.

    Take a right on Shingle Camp Rd. Shingle Camp will turn into Oakland Sang Run Rd. Take a right onto Swallow Falls Rd. You will see the Swallow Falls Store on the corner.

         Suggested Stop: Swallow Falls State Park. From Swallow Falls take a left onto Swallow Falls Rd.

         Follow to Herrington Manor Rd. apprx. 1 3/4 miles. Herrington Manor Rd. 

    Suggested Stop: Herrington Manor State Park. Leaving Herrington Manor take a right onto Herrington Manor Rd. Follow apprx. 3 miles. Road will turn into W Liberty St than E Liberty St.

    Suggested Stop: B&O Train Station 117 E Liberty St Oakland, MD Leave the train station, Oak St will turn into n station take a right onto E Liberty St. to E Green St. Take a right onto S 3rd St. than a left onto E Oak St. Oak St turns into MD Hwy. follow apprx. 4.81 miles take a right onto Deer Park Hotel Rd. follow signs to the Deer Park Inn.

    Suggested Stop: Deer Park Inn 65 Hotel Rd. Leaving Deer Park you will follow Deer Park Rd Hotel back to

    MD Hwy Go straight through the intersection and travel onto Broadford Rd. apprx. 1.23 miles Take a right onto Kings Run Rd. follow to the end. Take a right onto Garrett Hwy. apprx. 10 miles. Garrett Hwy will take you back to the Visitor Center, where your tour began.

    Return to the Visitor Center 15 Visitor Dr. McHenry: If you came across anything on your travel that peaked your interest pop into the Visitor Center and talk to our Tourism Specialists. They are knowledgeable about our area and will be happy to assist you.

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