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Deep Creek Lake Summer Fun – Family Vacation Itinerary

deep creek lake summer fun

Deep Creek Lake summer vacations are a great way to reconnect with family and friends. There are tons of options for outdoor recreation and total relaxation. Plus, you can choose from more than 450 vacation rental homes. That means you can get the exact location you want, a layout that works for your group, and fun amenities to keep everyone entertained.

Whether it is your first trip or your fortieth, you can discover great ways to experience the area. With so many options, you might need some help putting together a plan. We put together some options to add to your list based on interests. You can cherry pick items that are well suited to your family to create a personalized itinerary.

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Deep Creek Lake Summer Vacation Itinerary

Check off items that you plan to do or mark them “done” while you are here. There are plenty of options for fill up your week at Deep Creek Lake. If you are only staying a few days and can’t do it all, that gives you a great reason to come back!


☐ Make s’mores around the fire pit and share spooky stories

☐ Play board games until it is way past bedtime

☐ Take a little quiet time for yourself on the deck each morning

☐ Stargaze while you unwind in your outdoor hot tub

Disconnect from the electronics and reconnect with your favorite people


☐ Hike to all three waterfalls at Swallow Falls State Park

☐ Try flatwater kayaking with All Earth Eco Tours

☐ Rent a boat at Lake Life Boat Rentals and cruise the lake’s miles of shoreline

☐ Hit the mountain bike trails at Deep Creek Lake State Park

Visit Garrett Trails website to discover trails throughout Garrett County

☐ Take time to explore local small towns that offer unique options for dining and recreation

Eat & Drink

☐ Take advantage of your kitchen for big, homestyle breakfasts

☐ Challenge your crew to finish the 26” Abondanza at Brenda’s Pizzeria

☐ Share decadent desserts at Uno’s Chicago Grill

Dock and dine at lakefront restaurants like Dutch’s at Silver Tree, Ace’s Run, or Firewater Kitchen & Bar

☐ Grab craft brews at Short Story Brewing or Vagabond Taproom

☐ Share flatbreads on the patio at Mountain State Brewing Co. and catch one of the best sunsets in the area

☐ Sip locally made hard cider at Branch Bender Cidery

☐Taste locally made artisan cheeses at Firefly Farms in Accident

☐ Host an afternoon barbecue on your very own deck overlooking the lake


☐ Take a thrilling ride the Mountain Coaster at Wisp Resort

☐ Test your skills at the Deep Creek Ninja Factory obstacle course

☐ Spend all day playing, swimming, and fishing at your private dock or community lake access

☐ Head to Deep Creek Fun Zone for go carts, arcade games, mini golf and more

☐ Swing from the zipline at Monkey Business Adventure Park

☐ Play two championship golf courses at Wisp Resort


☐ Find Deep Creek Lake souvenirs at Bear Creek Traders

☐ Stop by Schoolhouse Earth for unique jewelry, candles, gourmet food and more

☐ Check out antiques at Englander’s in downtown Oakland

☐ Get farm fresh veggies and more at the Mountain Fresh Farmer’s Market

☐ Stop by A Mountain Fix for lake themed decor, specialty pet items, and more

☐ Find all the gear you need for outdoor fun at High Mountain Sports

In Conclusion

This info should help you plan a truly memorable Deep Creek Lake summer vacation for your favorite people. If you have any questions, we are happy to help! You can call 301-387-5999 or email