If you go: Garrett County, Md.

July 18, 2013
if you go
GETTING THERE

Garrett County is about 180 miles northwest of Washington. Take Interstate 270 to I-70 west to I-68 west. Exit onto Md. Route 219 south into Garrett County. Or, if you’d rather meander, follow Route 50 west to Md. Route 219 north.

STAYING THERE

Riverside Hotel

639 Water St., Friendsville

301-746-5253

riversidehotel.us

Casual three-room inn serving homemade organic vegetarian dinners ($12) seasonally Friday through Monday, with many ingredients culled from the backyard garden. Rooms $69 to $109.

Casselman Inn

113 E. Main St., Grantsville

301-895-5055

thecasselman.com

Historic three-room inn with adjacent 40-room motel. In-house restaurant and bakery open Monday-Saturday. Rooms $55 to $65; the elegant Dorsey Suite $195.

EATING THERE

Wendy’s Towne Restaurant

230 E. Alder St., Oakland

301-334-3300

Casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Entrees $8 to $17.

Water Street Cafe

641 Water St., Friendsville

301-746-4025

waterstreetcafemd.com

Serves subs, wraps and homemade baked goods. Most sandwiches and wraps around $5.

PLAYING THERE

FireFly Farms Creamery and Market

107 S. Main St., Accident

301-746-8188

www.fireflyfarms.com

Cheesemaking daily 10 a.m. to noon and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free viewing and samples. Tasting pairings (wine, cheese, extras) $49 to $65 per person. Reservations required for pairing program.

Husky Power Dogsledding

2008 Bumble Bee Rd., Accident

301-746-7200

Kennel visit with two-hour education program $100 per five or fewer people. $20 each additional person. Reservation-only. Bookings for fall and winter musher programs now being taken. Ages 8 and older. $150 to $245 per person.

Garrett County Barn Quilt Trail

garrettbarnquilts.org/tours

A free self-paced, self-drive tour. Download map from the Web site and call 301-501-5063 for the cellphone tour.

Spruce Forest Artisan Village

177 Casselman Rd., Grantsville

301-895-3332

www.spruceforest.org

Free visits to mountain-craft artisans such as master bird sculptor Gary Yoder, working in studios housed in historic 18th- and 19th-century structures moved from elsewhere in the county. Fee for workshops. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Individual artists’ hours may vary.)

INFORMATION

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