Holiday in the Mountains: Thanksgiving Deep Creek Lake Get-Togethers

Thanksgiving Deep Creek LakeThanksgiving 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

Quick Guide: Deep Creek Lake Fall Getaways

Deep Creek Lake Fall Getaways

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

4 Favorite Fall Hikes at Deep Creek Lake

fall hikes at deep creek lakeOur 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

Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Deep Creek Village

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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.

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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

SavageMan Triathlon Quick Guide

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!SavageMan Triathlon

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

5 Favorite Dog Friendly Deep Creek Lake Activities for Summer

Dog Friendly Deep Creek Lake Activities

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

15 Things to do at Deep Creek Lake with Kids

 

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.

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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

Deep Creek Lake Community Spotlight: Villages of Wisp

 

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.

Deep Creek Lake Community Villages of Wisp

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

Deep Creek Lake Fireworks & More July 4th Fun

Deep Creek Lake Fireworks

From fireworks over the water to small town parades loaded with charm, the Deep Creek Lake area is a favorite place to celebrate Independence Day!  I put together a guide to some “can’t miss” events that you have to check out if you are here for the holiday.  They include some tips to finding the best spot to watch Deep Creek Lake fireworks. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Fireworks & More July 4th Fun

Garrett County Gran Fondo: A Weekend of Fun Events

 

Garrett Trails’ “Best of Garrett Weekend” kicks-off the summer season at Deep Creek Lake with lots of fun events in addition to the Garrett County Gran Fondo on June 25th.  Taylor-Made is excited to be a lodging sponsor of the big race this year!

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Here’s the breakdown of events that are favorites for locals and visitors:

GARRETT COUNTY GRAN FONDO – SATURDAY, JUNE 25
With routes with names like the “Masochistic Metric” and the “Diabolical Double”, Continue reading Garrett County Gran Fondo: A Weekend of Fun Events