Deep Creek Lake Hiking Trails that You Can Explore

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

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

Tips for Your First Deep Creek Summer Vacation

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!

deep creek summer vacation
Muddy Creek Falls Near Deep Creek Lake

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 Discovery Center
See the Birds in the Aviary at the Discovery Center

Continue reading Tips for Your First Deep Creek Summer Vacation

Deep Creek Lake Upcoming Events

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

Deep Creek Lake upcoming events

Opening Weekend!
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

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

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

New: Deep Creek Travel Insurance Update

 

Our new Deep Creek travel insurance 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.

 

Deep Creek Travel Insurance

covered situations

We recently partnered with Rental Guardian. They offer Cancel for Any Reason coverage. If you cancel for a covered reason, they cover 100% of your reservation cost.

Covered reasons include (but are not limited to):
-Illness
-Injury
-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.

cancel for any reason

Cancellations for any reason not covered by the policy will receive 70% reimbursement. (excludes NY and WA travelers) This option gives you peace of mind. Should something that is not covered arise, your financial risk is minimal. Continue reading New: Deep Creek Travel Insurance Update

Where to Get Thanksgiving Dinner at Deep Creek

Thanksgiving Dinner at Deep Creek

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.

Here is a list of places to get Thanksgiving dinner at Deep Creek that will be updated as more local restaurants announce their menus:

Wisp Resort
Dinner Package for Pick-Up Starting at $179, Serves About 10 People
Includes turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes & gravy, green been casserole, dinner rolls, salad, cranberry sauce and 2 pumpkin pies.
Call 866-380-8751 to order by November 19.  Continue reading Where to Get Thanksgiving Dinner at Deep Creek

Deep Creek Lake Fireworks & More July 4th Fun

Fireworks Deep Creek Lake

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

Deep Creek Summer Vacations Under $1500

Deep Creek Summer Vacations Under $1500

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.

BEAR PAWS

Deep Creek Cabins

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

25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Deep Creek this Summer

 

When you visit Deep Creek Lake, the scenic beauty and endless activities will draw you back year-after-year. Summer is one of the most popular times for families and friends to gather at a Deep Creek vacation rental to make “mountain memories”.

Here are a few of our favorite photos that we hope will inspire your first visit or a return trip to visit Deep Creek:

Lakeside Fire Pit

Deep Creek Lake State Park Continue reading 25 Photos to Inspire You to Visit Deep Creek this Summer

Enjoy Spring-like Deep Creek Weather

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.
301-746-4083

The Alley
Enjoy bowling, arcade games and snacks in nearby Oakland.
301-334-3040

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.
301-387-7067

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