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”
Wondering where to get Thanksgiving dinner at Deep Creek?
If you are heading to the lake for the Thanksgiving holiday, you might want to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying the area with family and friends. Keep in mind, indoor dining is currently restricted to 50% capacity and masks are required.
Here is a list of places to get Thanksgiving dinner at Deep Creek. Continue reading “Where to Get Thanksgiving Dinner at Deep Creek”
Deep Creek travel insurance offered by Taylor-Made allows you to make reservations with confidence. From illness and injury to weather and school schedule changes, there are a variety of situations that might affect your travel plans.
Cancel for Any Reason Coverage
The Deep Creek travel insurance that we offer is from Rental Guardian. You can purchase a “Cancel for Any Reason” policy when you book your Deep Creek vacation rental home.
Here’s how it works:
If you cancel for a covered reason, they cover 100% of your reservation cost. (Less the cost of the insurance premium.)
Covered reasons with documentation include (but are not limited to):
-A death in the family
-Required to work
-Extension of the school year
There are more than 30 covered reasons to cancel. Get more details on coverage.
If you cancel for any reason that is not covered, you will will receive 70% reimbursement. (excludes NY and WA travelers)
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”
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!
Deep Creek Lake upcoming events for spring offer something for all ages and interests. May and June weekends are ideal for enjoying the lake and the great small towns that surround it.
We put together a list of some of the Deep Creek Lake upcoming events that you don’t want to miss!
Deep Creek Lake upcoming events
May 19 & 20, Adventure Sports Center International
Weather permitting, you can take a thrilling ride on the man-made white water rafting course. MORE INFO
Little Crossings Festival Artisan & Epicurean Faire
May 19, 11AM-6PM, Little Crossings Festival Ground in Grantsville
This annual event features numerous local artisans as well as lots of specialty foods. There is a beer and wine tent along with beverage tastings. Area musicians will provide live entertainment on the shores of the scenic Casselman River. MORE INFO Continue reading “Deep Creek Lake Upcoming Events”
Deep Creek Lake restaurants on the water are favorite dining options for vacationers. Beautiful views and great food are the perfect way to end a day spent boating, hiking or skiing.
Deep Creek Lake Restaurants On the Water
No vacation is complete without a stop at one of these Deep Creek Lake restaurants on the water! All three offer the option to “dock & dine”, so come by boat or by car!
Ace’s Run Restaurant & Pub
Offering amazing lake views, Ace’s recently added a deck for outdoor dining. Serving lunch and dinner, the menu changes seasonally and features the freshest food available – much of it is locally sourced. You will find a variety of sandwiches, steak, seafood and pasta. You can also dine on the pub side that is outfitted with a full bar and a fireplace. MORE INFO
Taylor-Made Pro Tip: Go on a Wednesday for their “Pasta Night”. You can create your own pasta dish and watch as they make it!
20160 Garrett Highway, 301-387-6688 Continue reading “Deep Creek Lake Restaurants On the Water”
Deep Creek summer vacations are top of mind with many families now that spring has sprung. Daydreams are filled with thoughts of sunshine, flip flops, boat rides and bathing suits.
If you’re thinking that a Deep Creek summer getaway isn’t in your budget, take a look at these affordable vacation rentals with great amenities! Each one is under $1500 TOTAL for peak summer weeks.
This charming Deep Creek Lake log cabin pairs total comfort with a convenient location! You can relax on the covered porch, take a dip in the hot tub or curl up by the cozy fireplace. Drive 5-10 minutes to swim at Deep Creek Lake State Park, listen to bands at the Honi-Honi, grab groceries at Arrowhead Market or take a kayak tour with High Mountain Sports. Continue reading “Deep Creek Summer Vacations Under $1500”
Unseasonably warm Deep Creek weather has closed the slopes at Wisp Resort, but it has also opened up more activities to Deep Creek vacationers.
Please note that many of the outdoor options are weather permitting and may only be available on the weekend. We suggest calling to check availability before making plans.
All Earth Eco Tours
Guided hikes at state parks and along the Youghiogheny River.
Enjoy bowling, arcade games and snacks in nearby Oakland.
Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center
Tour the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park, see the birds in their aviary and check their schedule for special weekend programs.
FireFly Farms Creamery & Market
Taste award-winning goat cheese and browse gourmet items in the market.
301-746-8188 Continue reading “Enjoy Spring-like Deep Creek Weather”
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.
Check out Deep Creek Pottery where kids can paint their own pottery or make a colorful mosaic. This is a great option for rainy days!
Family Farm Tours give you an up close look at local life on an organic farm. A guide leads you on a tour of the farm and you learn about shittake mushroom cultivation, greenhouse growing and naturally raised livestock. Kids will have a chance to visit with some small farm animals and the farm dogs and see cows and the herd of horses.
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 arcade at Smiley’s.
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.
If you want to improve your skills, All Earth Eco Tours leads photography workshops and photo safaris.