If you like to hike, you’ll love snowshoeing at Deep Creek Lake! When the newscasters are frantically reporting the latest “blizzard of the century,” that’s the perfect time to strap on some snowshoes and head outside. Whether your goal is to get out for a leisurely walk in the snow or go for a more physically challenging adventure, you’ll find this traditional mode of travel easy to learn—and effective at getting you where you want to go. With miles of hiking trails available to snowshoe enthusiasts in area state parks, Garrett County is home to endless opportunities for winter backcountry travel.
History of Snowshoeing
The origin and age of snowshoes are not precisely known. Historians believe they were invented from 4,000 to 6,000 years ago, probably starting in Central Asia. Before humans built snowshoes, nature provided examples. Several animals, most notably the snowshoe hare, had evolved over the years with oversized feet enabling them to move more quickly through deep snow. Continue reading Snowshoeing at Deep Creek Lake
One of the most famous summer vacationers in Garrett County history was the German-born genius who created the world’s most famous equation. His name was Albert Einstein. His two week visit during September of 1946 was a well kept secret for over 30 years.
The year 1946 was a difficult one for Einstein. The previous year atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. Despite the fact that he had nothing to do with the manufacture of the bomb and his stance as a pacifist, he was pictured next to a mushroom cloud on the front cover of TIME in July of 1946. His famous E = mc2 equation, first proposed forty years earlier, held the basic principles necessary for the development of the fission bomb. Yet he expressed deep regret for having signed the letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt that acted as a catalyst for the Manhattan Project. Alarmed by the growing Nazi in 1939, Einstein urged him to initiate a nuclear research program.
Einstein Visits Deep Creek Lake
In 1945, having just retired from the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Einstein was tired of the unwanted publicity and media attention. Seeking solitude, he accepted an offer from John Steiding of Midland, MD to visit Deep Creek Lake. Mr. Steiding worked for the Celanese Fiber Company as a chemist and became acquainted with famous physicist through a co-worker’s wife who was sculpting a bust of him. In his quest to escape the spotlight, the professor came to stay at the summer cottage in the Turkey Neck area of Deep Creek Lake owned Dr. Frank Wilson, a prominent Cumberland surgeon. Continue reading Einstein Visits Deep Creek Lake, MD
Your Deep Creek Lake real estate update for August shows that pending sales are up 9% when compared to last year.
We had 24 homes under contract with an average sales price of $501,566 and heading to close soon. We had a great summer by helping 50 sellers move on to their next chapter and we had 50 buyers that fulfilled their dream of a new home in Garrett County and Deep Creek. Our sales volume for the summer topped off at $31.7 million in sales. We look forward to the cooler weather and all the festivals that come with it. It will bring in a whole new herd of buyers.
Buyer’s Tip: Ski season is coming up. Start looking at potential investment properties near the slopes before everyone else does. During the quieter fall season, it is easier to access homes that are for sale and also on the vacation rental market.
Seller’s Tip: Fall weather is a upon us bringing leaves and spider webs.We love the colors of fall — until we need to clean up the leaves. Maintaining curb appeal
becomes a challenge this time of year, but do your best to keep up with it.You never know when the right buyer will come along.
There are so many Deep Creek Lake hiking trails that you can explore! We are giving you an overview because we can hardly cover all of them here. Garrett Trails is a great resource for more detailed info on Deep Creek Lake hiking trails.
Deep Creek Lake Hiking Trails Overview
The statistics don’t tell the whole story, but they’re enough to entice hikers of all experience levels: over 80,000 acres dedicated to public parks, forests and open space areas, abundant wildlife populations and scenic beauty unlike what is found anywhere else in Maryland. The state forests and parks of Garrett County offer an immense, challenging and easily accessible hiking paradise.
Savage River State Forest
Savage River State Forest comprises 54,000 acres along the Savage River and the reservoir. It is the largest of Maryland’s state forests and features miles of rugged trails. Avid backpackers will enjoy the lengthy and picturesque trails found in this area. Big Savage Trail is the longest, following a 17 mile path along the ridge of Big Savage Mountain. Travel through upland forests of oak and hickory and reap the reward of the breathtaking view at High Rock. Before you lace up your boots, be sure to stop by forest headquarters to pick up a backcountry permit. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Hiking Trails that You Can Explore
The Garrett County Airport hosts the Wings & Wheels Fly-In each August. The 2018 date is August 18th. It is a free event that is fun for the entire family!
Come out to the Garrett County Airport from 10AM-3PM! It is a rare chance to get up close and personal with airplanes and classic cars. In the past, there have been biplanes, small jets, restored warbirds and many other models. Also, you can see helicopters and emergency vehicles. The Mountain Top Cruisers Car Club from Oakland brings antique cars, hot rods and dragsters from the 1950s to the present.
Taylor-Made’s Deep Creek real estate company is excited to announce that we have a new Broker of Record! Bob Carney, Sales Manager, recently obtained his brokers license!
In order to earn this designation, Carney successfully completed the required educational hours and the exam as outlined by the Maryland Real Estate Commission.
Deep Creek Real Estate Company Background
Taylor-Made co-owner and sales agent, Jay Ferguson, previously held this role since 2014 when the real estate division was originally launched. The company has grown rapidly in four short years, and he is pleased to pass the torch to Bob so that he can fully focus on his strengths – real estate sales and serving Deep Creek Lake area buyers and sellers. Continue reading Deep Creek Real Estate Company has a New Broker!
Check out the Garrett County Fair schedule! Make plans to enjoy this favorite Deep Creek Lake area summer event.
Fair week is a popular time for Deep Creek Lake vacations. Our homes usually fill up early. There is something for every age and interest. From fun rides and great food to exciting events and adorable animals, families can experience the best of Garrett County. Check out our top 5 favorite things to see and do at the fair.
The Garrett County Fair also gives visitors a glimpse into Garrett County’s agricultural community. It is a key part of the area’s heritage. Many local children are involved in 4-H and enter animals that they raise. This is a family tradition that goes back decades.
The summer Real Estate market at Deep Creek Lake has been hot, hot, hot!
Deep Creek Lake Real Estate News
Our sales team has been BUSY this month! We’ve listed 26 Garrett County homes (that’s a 37% increase over the same time period in 2017!). Our team has also helped more of our clients get contracts and closings this month than this same time last year. In addition to working hard listing and selling, our agents have been ROCKING open houses. This month alone, they have held 16 open houses! Their hard work is definitely paying off…
Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Market Update
Even through our busy summer months, inventory continues to be at low across the 5 year average. With less than 500 homes on the market for buyers to choose from, buyers feel an increased sense of urgency, and sellers are seeing fewer days on market and closer margins between listing and selling price. *Homes sold in 2018 have closed an average of 46 days faster than the same time period in 2017!*
If you are planning your first Deep Creek summer vacation, it can be a little overwhelming. There are tons of fun activities and adventures to enjoy! We put together a list of some absolute “musts” for first-timers.
see the sights
No Deep Creek summer vacation is complete without a little sightseeing! One of the most popular attractions is Muddy Creek Falls at Swallow Falls State Park. This towering waterfall is the tallest in the state of Maryland. It is surrounded by pristine forests and amazing scenery. Plus, hiking trails lead you to two more picturesque waterfalls. This is a great selfie spot!
If you have kids in your group, you cannot pass up a visit to the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park. Hands-on displays highlight the environment of Western Maryland. During the summer, they have daily events that include seeing the birds in the aviary,arts & crafts, guided hikes, fishing with a naturalist and more!