The Deep Creek Lake Area

Generations of families have been drawn to this four-season destination, with its stunning landscape, freshwater lake, wild and mild rivers, unique local art scene, and charming small towns. From adventure seekers and outdoor explorers to history buffs and music lovers, Deep Creek Lake vacations offer something for everyone.

The possibilities for things to do at Deep Creek Lake are seemingly endless. There are majestic mountains, pristine forests, championship golf courses, scenic hiking and biking trails, downhill and cross-country skiing, boating, fishing, and more. Painting a vibrant sense of place, galleries, museums, and the Performing Arts Center highlight the local creative spirit along with Garrett County’s heritage.

You name it, you can experience it here.

Summer at Deep Creek Lake

The lake is central to summer fun, but it is surrounded by even more ways to enjoy the outdoors. In addition to boating, swimming, and fishing, favorite pastimes for summer guests include horseback riding, miniature golf, free outdoor concerts at Wisp Resort, ziplines at Monkey Business Adventure Park, weekly farmer’s markets in McHenry and Oakland, and dining with a lake view at waterfront restaurants like Dutch’s at Silver Tree, Firewater Kitchen & Bar, or Ace’s Restaurant & Pub.

Come to Deep Creek Lake for the July 4th holiday and experience the Fire on the Mountain Fireworks display. Launched from the Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park at Wisp Resort, this amazing spectacle is not to be missed!

The Garrett County Agriculture Fair is fun for the entire family! Happening the first week in August, rides, games, musical performances, and adorable farm animals will keep you entertained.

Fall at Deep Creek Lake

Warm days, cool nights, and vibrant foliage make fall a popular time to escape to the mountains of Western Maryland. Fall is a season known for festivals, and it kicks off with the Deep Creek Lake Art & Wine Festival the second weekend in September. This two-day event begins with Friday night wine. You can buy handmade items from local and regional artists, listen to live music, and enjoy incredible food. There are activities for the kids too.

In October, the annual Autumn Glory Festival, in nearby Oakland, draws thousands of visitors for a celebration of this beautiful season. Parades, craft shows, a carnival, and a car show are just a few of the highlights. While you are in Oakland, take time to browse antique stores, shop for classic vinyl, or grab a bite at a unique eatery like Vagabond Taproom.

Winter at Deep Creek Lake

Wisp Resort is the focal point for winter recreation at Deep Creek Lake. Skiers and snowboarders love the variety of terrain, and Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park brings a smile to everyone’s face – no skill required! Cross-country skiers can kick and glide through New Germany and Herrington Manor State Parks where miles of trails lead you by babbling brooks and through towering trees. Afterwards, you can warm up with yummy flatbreads and craft beers at Mountain State Brewing Co.

Fun for participants and spectators alike, the Deep Creek Dunk happens the last weekend in February. Dunkers brave the icy lake waters to raise money for Special Olympics Maryland. This lively event includes a DJ and costume contest.

Spring at Deep Creek Lake

Experience lake life at a more leisurely pace and feel like you have the area all to yourself. Everything is in bloom making it the perfect time to visit one of our many state parks. Swallow Falls State Park is a “must do” any time of year with its old growth forest and three picturesque waterfalls. Kayaking, canoeing, and fishing are just a few more springtime pursuits. Deep Creek Lake golf tees off with the opening of local courses in late April.

Taking place the first Saturday in June, the Garrett County Celtic Festival marks the return to outdoor events as the weather warms up. Traditional Highland games, live music, historical presentations, Irish dancing, and a variety of food vendors combine to create an incredible day that celebrates Celtic heritage.


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