Cumberland Times-News

May 20, 2013

I-68 welcome center reopens in Garrett

Youghiogheny facility located at 6-mile marker near Friendsville

For the Cumberland Times-News
Cumberland Times-News

— FRIENDSVILLE — Garrett County will hold a grand reopening of the Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center on Friday at 10 a.m. The center is located off Interstate 68 eastbound at mile marker 6, between Friendsville and U.S. Route 219 exits.

The free public event will feature a ribbon-cutting, refreshments and remarks from various speakers and dignitaries, including Garrett County Commissioner Jim Raley.

“We are excited to reopen the Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center to visitors,” said Raley. “Tourism is one of the economic engines of Garrett County, and the Maryland Office of Tourism, the county and the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce have all worked together to once again welcome visitors to our beautiful area. We hope everyone will come out and celebrate this reopening with us.”

The Youghiogheny Overlook Welcome Center offers travelers not only information about Garrett County but the state of Maryland as well. The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce will staff the center, which will be open Thursday through Sunday through Oct. 13 and Friday through Sunday from Oct. 18 through May 18, 2014. The reopening of the center will give Garrett County two welcome centers, as it joins the Garrett County Visitors Center in McHenry near Deep Creek Lake.

For more information, call Sarah Duck at 301-387-8746 or email