Deep Creek Lake fall getaways are a favorite way to enjoy the best of this colorful season. Reserve your Deep Creek Lake vacation rental, pack your hiking boots and sweaters and get ready for an unforgettable experience.
21 THINGS TO DO AT DEEP CREEK THIS FALL
-Take the scenic route for a fall foliage driving tour and leaf peep on scenic back roads
-Take a hike at Swallow Falls State Park (or one of the other 5 state parks in the area)
-Grab a seat by the fireplace and snack on a yummy pumpkin roll at Trader’s Coffee House Continue reading Quick Guide: Deep Creek Lake Fall Getaways
We are pleased to announce that Taylor-Made recently acquired the Long & Foster Vacation Rentals & Real Estate at Deep Creek Lake. This will increase the number of professionally managed vacation rentals that we represent to over 350 along with adding numerous Deep Creek real estate listings. Continue reading Taylor-Made Acquires Long & Foster Deep Creek Real Estate & Vacation Rentals!
Our four favorite fall hikes at Deep Creek Lake take you through some of the most beautiful terrain in the area. Leaf peepers will love the opportunity to immerse themselves in the brilliant colors of autumn as the trek along miles of scenic trails.
After Labor Day, these trails are all dog friendly! Check the state park websites for more details.
LOSTLAND RUN TRAIL – Potomac Garrett State Forest
One of Garrett County’s best kept secrets, this 3.5 mile trail is highlighted by Cascade Falls, towering hemlocks, and a short spur trail that leads to the Potomac Overlook with views of the river and mountains. Moderate in difficulty, it takes about two hours each way. Continue reading 4 Favorite Fall Hikes at Deep Creek Lake
Experience the best of every season when you stay at the Deep Creek Village townhome community. Located at the northern end of the lake, it put a multitude of activities at your fingertips.
Be sure to bring your tennis racquet and bathing suite to take advantage of community amenities. The tennis court is a popular spot during the cool early morning hours. A community dock gives you a place to beat the heat or to cast your fishing line. Dock slips are available for rent too, so ask about reserving one when you plan your stay. That gives you the opportunity to rent a boat or use your own and head out for on-the-water-adventures. With Wisp Resort within walking distance, this is the place to stay if you never want to hear “I’m bored” from the kids in your group. Their zipline, mountaincoaster, Segway tours, and disc golf course will keep everyone entertained. Having two courses nearby, Lodestone and Fantasy Valley, will keep golfers happy. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Deep Creek Village
In its 10th year, the 2016 SavageMan Triathlon Festival is September 17-18. It’s a race that’s known for its beautiful scenery and intense challenges. Competitors swim, bike, and run to prove they have what it takes to tackle the most “savage” triathlon in the world!
The SavageMan Triathlon consists of three separate races and is exciting for spectators and competitors alike. Here’s what you need to know to make the most of your weekend: Continue reading SavageMan Triathlon Quick Guide
Dog friendly Deep Creek Lake activities and restaurants make our area a favorite destination for travelers with pets. It’s not a true family vacation unless you can bring your four-legged friend with you!
This list could be a lot longer, but here are a few of the highlights that you and your pooch don’t want to miss:
Explore the Lake in a Kayak
Paddling around the lake on quiet summer mornings is even more fun when your dog can join you! Rent a double kayak from Wisp Resort or High Mountain Sports, and they’ll deliver it right to your Deep Creek Lake vacation rental home.
Sunsets, Flatbreads, & Microbrews at Mountain State Brewing Company
Kick-back by the fire pit on the patio and watch one of the famous Mountain Maryland sunsets with your best friend by your side. Continue reading 5 Favorite Dog Friendly Deep Creek Lake Activities for Summer
Everyone’s favorite late summer event, the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival, is September 9-10, 2016! In its 12th year, this weekend-long celebration brings hundreds of visitors to the area. Benefitting HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival, it is a great time that supports great causes.
Here’s a quick guide to what you need to know to make the most of your getaway during Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival weekend:
–Buy your tickets in advance, and you’ll save $5! Adult tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the gate. That gets you entrance to the festival, a commemorative wine glass, and wine tastings.
Continue reading Quick Guide: Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival
Planning a Deep Creek Lake summer vacation? Our list of 15 Things to do at Deep Creek Lake with Kids includes destinations you don’t want to miss.
The Deep Creek Lake area is unique in that there are more than 90,000 acres of public land that make up 7 state forests and parks. That means there are virtually limitless options for keeping your crew entertained and making memories with your favorite people.
Watch a family movie on a big outdoor screen at the Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales office. Every Tuesday (except Aug.2) during the summer, bring chairs or a blanket and catch a FREE family movie under the stars. Click here to see the movie line-up.
Paddleboarding at Deep Creek Lake State Park is a fun activity for everyone. You can rent a paddleboard for as little as $14 for half an hour or $24 for an hour from Wisp’s Beach Hut. Pack a picnic lunch and spend the afternoon at the sandy beach and swimming area. Kayak and canoe rentals are available as too.
Hiking to a waterfall (or 3!). At Swallow Falls State Park you can hike trails leading to three different waterfalls. Make it a fun family adventure to see them all – Swallow Falls, Muddy Creek Falls, and Tolliver Falls. If there are smaller kids in your group or family members with limited mobility, a handicap accessible ramp leads to a platform that offers beautiful views.
Go Fishing. Fishing opportunities are around every corner. Get your Maryland fishing license and cast your line from the dock at your Deep Creek Lake vacation rental or head to a state park: New Germany, Deep Creek Lake, and Herrington Manor. If you need tips on the best bait or secret spots, stop by Bill’s Outdoor Center on Rt. 219.
Continue reading 15 Things to do at Deep Creek Lake with Kids
Villages of Wisp is a Deep Creek Lake community of townhomes that is well-known as a great place to stay during the winter months. The ski-in/ski-out location makes it a convenient spot for skiers and snowboarders to hit the slopes. With the lodge at Wisp Resort within a five-minute drive (or less), other winter activities like ice skating, snow tubing, and cross country skiing are easily enjoyed too.
When the snow melts, the central location makes this an ideal spot to experience the best of Deep Creek Lake activities, restaurants and events. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Villages of Wisp
Discover what’s new at Deep Creek Lake for summer 2016! Recent additions to the area include dining, amusement and shopping options to experience along with your old favorites. The next time you are in town, stop by one of these fine establishments:
Splash Island at Will O’ the Wisp – 20160 Garrett Highway, Oakland, MD – 301.928.4507
Check out the first (and only) inflatable water park at Deep Creek Lake! Fun and thrills await for the entire family.
Deep Creek Seafood – 200 Quarry Road, Oakland, MD – 240.488.1042
This family owned restaurant was established by former Deep Creek Lake vacationers when they decided to make this area their home. They offer an extensive seafood menu with everything from Chesapeake Bay style crab cakes to seared Ahi tuna. I personally suggest trying their Continue reading What’s New at Deep Creek Lake – Summer 2016 Edition