If you’re bringing your friends and family to town to make special memories, there is so much to do in the Deep Creek area! There are four distinct seasons in Deep Creek so the activities available will typically revolve around the weather.
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The number one reason to visit Deep Creek is to relax and take it all in. Whether it’s sitting on a porch swing, leisurely floating down the Yough (pronounced Yok), or chasing the best vantage point to catch the sunset, you can do it at your pace.
Each season is so unique and enjoyable here at Deep Creek:
In the summer time, the Lakes are where it’s at! Speed boating, tubing, waterskiing boarding are great ways to spend the day. Jump in to cool off and go swimming at the pDeep Creek Lake State Park public sandy beach. A little further out off the beaten path is (the best) flatwater kayaking on Jennings Randolph Lake. Play 18 at any of the area’s premier golf courses. Last, but not least, this area has some of the best hills and roads for biking; be sure to sign up for one of the Garrett Trails’ Garrett County Gran Fondo rides.
Fall is a special time at Deep Creek and the foliage is incredible. There are a number of driving tours to see barn quilts, art studios or just a ride to enjoy the landscape. Autumn Glory is prime time to gather friends and family around one of the nation’s top rated fall festivals. Another local-grown and fun gathering is the annual Art & Wine Festival; bring your girlfriends out for a bachelorette party. If you’re looking to be more low-key, there are so many hiking trails to explore while you go birding.
A winter retreat is perfect for enjoying Wisp Resort and winter activities. Afterwards, soak those sore muscles in a hot tub on the top of the mountain, walk or snowmobile on the frozen lake, enjoy ice fishing on the hard water or take a sleigh ride through the fields of Pleasant Valley.
March is so fun because the winter weather may be hanging on or spring can be blooming! If it’s snowy and you want activities: there is skiing, snow tubing, sledding or snowshoeing at Herrington Manor State Park, cross-country skiing at New Germany State Park. But, if it’s warm: a hike to the waterfall trifecta: Tolliver Falls, Swallow Falls and Muddy Creek Falls, or go mountain biking at Deep Creek Lake State Park. Cranesville Swamp has a unique climate and vegetation — it is a sight to see.
For year-round events, stop in and enjoy the Discovery Center (for kids and adults!) and aviary at Deep Creek Lake State Park, see a local play at Our Town theatre, walk through Spruce Forest Artisan Village and watch the artists work on-site, catch live music at MoonShadow, and visit FireFly Cheese for a wine and goat cheese pairing. Candyland in Oakland has candy for miles (ok, not really miles but it’s the largest selection anywhere!) and be sure to head to Grantsville to see the historic Route 40 bridge with nearby shopping and dining options.
Deep Creek truly has activities available for everyone no matter the season or weather.