Spring has sprung in the mountains of Western Maryland, and we’ve had some beautiful, blue sky days. If you’re spending the extended Easter weekend at Deep Creek Lake, there are lots of fun events to keep you entertained. Plus, you can spend time enjoying the outdoors. Check out area state parks that offer hiking trails, fishing and biking.
Our Guide to Easter Weekend at Deep Creek Lake:
Saturday, April 15
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
9am-noon at the Stone House Restaurant
Take a short drive to treat the kids to breakfast with the big bunny himself!
1st Annual Taylor-Made Easter Egg Hunt
11am at the Taylor-Made Main Office
Hop on down to Taylor-Made to hunt for eggs filled with treats. Maybe you’ll get lucky and find one of the golden eggs with a prize inside! This is a rain or shine event.
Swallow Falls Nature Tour
9am at Swallow Falls State Park
2hrs. Learn about the park, the ecosystem, bears and the local inside scoop. $15 per person. Perfect for first time visitors. http://allearthecotours.com
Natural Egg Dyeing
10am-Noon at the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park
This hands on activity demonstrates how beets, onions, grape juice, and other natural items can be used as dyes. Bring 6 hardboiled eggs (per child) wiped off with a mild vinegar solution. Plus, there’s a chance to meet the Easter bunny!
Sunday, april 16
11am-4pm at the Stone House Restaurant
Just a short drive from Deep Creek Lake, you can treat your favorite people to an all you can eat family style brunch.
10am at Savage River Lodge
Tucked in the forest, this favorite area restaurant offers and exceptional holiday brunch. Kids under 12 pay their age!
Mosses & “Manders” Hike
11am at Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Learn about basic moss identification and search for the salamanders that call the Appalachian Plateau home.
Easter Egg Hunt
1pm at Uno Chicago Grill Deep Creek Lake
Bring the kids to the lawn at Uno’s for prizes, candy, Easter egg hunt and photos with the Easter Bunny!
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