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.
639 Water St., Friendsville
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.
113 E. Main St., Grantsville
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.
Wendy’s Towne Restaurant
230 E. Alder St., Oakland
Casual dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Entrees $8 to $17.
Water Street Cafe
641 Water St., Friendsville
Serves subs, wraps and homemade baked goods. Most sandwiches and wraps around $5.
FireFly Farms Creamery and Market
107 S. Main St., Accident
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
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
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
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.)