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Top 10 Things to do on a Rainy Day at Deep Creek

tips for a rainy day at deep creek lake

On a rainy day at Deep Creek, you might need some ideas to keep your crew entertained. Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! You won’t hear “I’m bored” if you check out some of the options on our list.

Ideas for a Rainy Day at Deep Creek

Deep Creek Funzone – This spot is a “must do” no matter what the weather. Their indoor offerings include an arcade that is packed with favorite games. They also have an expanded lazer tag arena. You can also take advantage of “eat and play” combos to save on meals at the attached restaurant.

Escape Games at Wisp Resort – Use teamwork to solve puzzles with clues, hints and strategy to “escape” the room in a certain amount of time. The theme of the game changes seasonally, so there is always something new. Keep in mind, reservations are required.

Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park – Truly enjoyable for all ages, the Discovery Center is a one-of-a-kind educational venue. There are hands-on exhibits that focus on the natural resources of Western Maryland. Families can learn about the flora, fauna, wildlife, cultural and historical heritage of the area. Naturalists also lead a variety of indoor programs that often include crafts for the kids. Check their schedule to find out what’s happening during your stay.

Downtown Oakland – Oakland’s historic downtown is home to 3 different museums: the Garrett County Historical Museum and the Garrett County Museum of Transportation along with the Oakland B&O Railroad Museum. You will also find lots of shops to check out. Flipside Vinyl has a great selection of classic albums. There are several antique stores that you can browse. The Gallery Shop showcases and sells photos, pottery, jewelry and more from local artists. If you are hungry, grab a bite at 50s themed Alder Street Diner or The Cornish Cafe.

Funland – This arcade has been a Deep Creek Lake favorite for decades. They are always updating there selection, so you can count on lots of fun games to please every member of your family.

Swimming at the CARC – When it is a rainy day at Deep Creek, head to the Community Aquatics & Recreation Center! They typically have open swim times available on Saturday and Sunday. They also have open gym times throughout the week and weekend.

Simon Pearce Tour – Enjoy watching glassblowers create the one-of-a-kind pieces handmade at the Simon Pearce factory in Oakland. Demonstrations happen daily from 10AM-5PM and 10AM-3PM on Saturday. Afterwards, you can shop in their retail store to take home a souvenir.

Garrett  8 Cinema – Take your crew to the movies when it is a rainy day at Deep Creek! You are guaranteed to find something that will make everyone happy.

Live Music – If you are here for the weekend, there are a variety of venues that typically have great live music in the afternoon or for Happy Hour. Popular spots include MoonShadow, Black Bear Tavern and the Honi-Honi bar.

Stay In! – When you reserve a Deep Creek Lake vacation rental with lots of fun amenities, everything you need to stay entertained is at your fingertips. The kids can play ping-pong, swim in their own private pool or watch their favorite movie in the media room. This is the best way to be sure you never here “I’m bored” when it is a rainy day at Deep Creek!