When you visit Deep Creek Lake, the scenic beauty and endless activities will draw you back year-after-year. Summer is one of the most popular times for families and friends to gather at a Deep Creek vacation rental to make “mountain memories”.
Here are a few of our favorite photos that we hope will inspire your first visit or a return trip to visit Deep Creek:
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Crazy costumes, the festive atmosphere and lots of happy faces are some of our favorite things about our Deep Creek Dunk photos. Benefitting Special Olympics of Maryland, we salute the brave dunkers who take an icy dip for a great cause.
Check our specials and make plans to be here on February 25 for the 2017 Dunk!
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If you are planning a Deep Creek Lake summer vacation for your family, chances are you can’t wait until it is time to pack up the car and head to the mountains. Getting away with family is an opportunity to enjoy uninterrupted time with your favorite people as you make memories that will last a lifetime. It is one of the best ways to bond and build relationships.
Here are our tips for making the most of your Deep Creek Lake summer vacation:
Let the kids help plan the trip. Give them a chance to pick out an activity they want to do or a place they want to eat. They will love having a chance to contribute. Kids love visiting the aviary at the Discovery Center, riding the mountain coaster at Wisp Resort and kayaking at DCL State Park. Mountain State Brewing Co. has board games to keep you busy while you wait for your flatbread, the 26 inch “Abondanza” at Brenda’s Pizzeria is always a crowd pleaser, and be sure to check out The Greene Turtle’s Mac & Cheese.
Take lots of pictures. Beautiful sunsets happen every night and are best viewed from homes facing the lake’s western shores. Herrington Manor State Park is also a great spot to watch the sunset. The water is often very still with great reflection that makes for a lovely photo. Dramatic selfie backdrops are around every corner at Deep Creek Lake – from towering waterfalls and a man-made whitewater course to pristine forests and soaring lake views. Continue reading 5 Tips for the Best Deep Creek Lake Summer Vacation
Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake gatherings are a favorite among our guests. Getting together with your favorite people surrounded by gorgeous scenery makes the holiday even more special.
Whether you are having a large get-together or something more intimate, we have a few tips to help you plan your Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake escape:
–Plan early. This is especially true if you are bringing a group with ten or more people. We have a wide variety of Deep Creek Lake vacation rentals, but the early bird gets the exact location, bed sizes and amenities that they prefer. Continue reading Holiday in the Mountains: Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake Get-Togethers
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
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
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.
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