All of my years coming to Deep Creek, I never went past the Walmart. I love the small town, it felt just like home. :) I will be visiting again. :)" - Delonta Hicks
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America's Best Towns for Halloween
Celebrate Halloween in these small towns, where a bloody good time is guaranteed.
From October 2013 By April Orcutt
When locals set up paranormal-searching equipment at the B&O Museum in Oakland, MD, they were in for a fright: they heard eerie footsteps and a spooky voice inquiring, “Is this hell?” “None of the volunteers work in the museum alone at night anymore,” says B&O’s chairman, Terry Helbig. This haunted railway museum, along with Halloween hayrides and an annual autumn festival, helped land Oakland in the top 20 towns for Halloween, according to T+L readers.
For T+L’s first America’s Favorite Towns survey, we asked our fans, followers, and editors to nominate their favorites with the hashtag #TLTowns—and then to vote for the small towns in categories including best parades, most historic B&Bs, and vibrant Main Streets.
For some of the winning Halloween towns, the holiday is an excuse to party, with pub crawls, pumpkin beer on tap (Beaver Creek, CO), and
late-night shows. Others take a more low-key, kid-friendly approach, hosting costume competitions for pets (Bar Harbor, ME) or autumn festivals with corn mazes and apple-wine tastings.
The festivities can stretch from mid-October into November, so if you want to avoid alienating the locals, do your homework before showing up
in town in our ghastliest costume.
No. 17 Oakland, MD Guests on the Halloween Hayride at Broadford Park ride on flatbed trailers pulled by trucks along the lakefront, passing 16 scenes of live zombies and ghosts—if you can call zombies and ghosts “live.” Local merchants decorate parking meters in all manner of Halloween getups. And nearby, the former B&O Railroad Station (now the B&O Museum) is rumored to be haunted. Scenic trails, a Main Street complete with an old-time soda fountain, and an annual Autumn Glory Festival add to the appeal of Oakland, rated No. 1 overall for fall travel.
Garrett County in the Washington Post!
Check out what the Washington Post has to say about Garrett County and Oakland- "Beyond Deep Creek Lake"!
Oakland Ranked #1 !
Oakland was rated #1 in America's Best Towns for Fall Colors by Travel & Leisure! Check out the link below to read the entire article.
50 States: Most Affordable Vacation Rental Destinations
Maryland: Oakland ($1337 per week)Three reasons to visit: explore Swallows Falls State Park or Deep Creek Lake State Park, travel through time at the Garrett County Museum of Transportation, hit the links at Lodgestone Golf Club.
"Western Maryland town named best place in U.S. to see fall colors"
"Nature lovers need to search no farther than Garrett County for the best fall colors this year, according to Travel + Leisure magazine. Out of 20 towns featured, the national magazine awarded Oakland in Western Maryland the best town to view changing leaves...."