Winter Activities in the Deep Creek Area!

WISP Ski Resort
WISP Ski Resort

Tucked away in the Mountains of Garrett County, lies Wisp Resort, Maryland's only 4-season ski, golf and recreational destination resort. With a world renowned energy-efficient snowmaking system and over 100 inches of annual snow, Wisp's 132 acres of ski terrain provide snowsport enthusiasts an incredible winter playground.

All Earth Eco Tours

All Earth Eco Tours

Western Maryland Eco Kayaking Tours on the Savage River Reservoir for over 5 years. Guided Hikes and Outdoor Programs offered on a regularly scheduled basis and on a private custom basis. Bonfire Extravaganza during the summers every Wednesday evening at Deep Creek Lake State Park. Other programs include, Yoga In Nature, Toddler Tuesday, Fabulous Farm Tours and More. Visit our website for full information or call 1-800-446-7554 to recieve a color brochure. Garrett County's Original Eco Tour and Outdoor Adventure Company.
 

Horse & Carriage Rides
Pleasant Valley Dream Rides


Ride back in time to the swish swish of the sleigh and muffled hoof beats in the snow. Feel the brisk clean mountain on your cheeks and refreshing cold air in your lungs. Snuggle up under warm blankets with family or friends and enjoy a relaxing expeience sure to leave you feeling rejuvenated and alive.

Golfing
Alpine Lake Resort

Nestled high in the mountains in West Virginia is the Alpine Lake golf course, in full view of the mountains and Alpine Lake, a pristine, spring fed lake abundant with fish and wildlife. 18-holes plus miniature golf course.


Oakland Golf Club

Remember why you fell in love with the game! 18 holes; pro shop, restaurant, and instruction available.


Wisp Golf

18-hole, par-72 course on 100 acres. Resort facilities including golf shop, lessons, and restaurant.


Horseback Riding
Circle R Ranch

Our guided trail rides are private with your own guide. We want to personalize your horseback riding experience


Western Trails

Offering Hourly guided trail rides & Pony rides, along with Hayrides (you bring the food)Western Trails knows how to make your outdoor excursion truly enjoyable! New baby horses arrive daily!


Hunting/Shooting
Wings of Challenge

Whether you are a beginner or a veteran bird hunter, you will savor the unsurpassed quality of your hunting experience at Wings of Challenge.


Rafting
Precision Rafting

Offering First Class River experiences! Rafting on the Upper Youghiogheny (pronounced: Yock) Cheat, Big Sandy, and Russell Fork was pioneered by Precision Rafting over 26 years ago. Guided whitewater raft trips in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Kentucky. Precision Rafting wants to make your next rafting adventure a very special and memorable experience. 


Adventure Sports Center

ASCI leads guided raft trips around its mountain-top whitewater course in state-of-the-art self-bailing rafts. The entire experience lasts 2 hours, which includes about 30 minutes of gearing and safety orientation. An average trip includes at least 4 descents down the course. ASCI guides will lead guests through everything from a straight shot of the rapids to surfing holes, to grabbing eddies and otherwise learning the basics of maneuvering a raft in whitewater. While the focus is on the pure thrill and challenge of whitewater, guests should gain insight into the nature of whitewater hydraulics, technical raft guiding, eddy snagging, surfing and basic whitewater safety. Depending on the group, willing guests will be allowed to 'co-guide' the raft.


Rock Climbing and Hiking
Adventure Sports Center

Join expert guide staff to master beginning, intermediate or advanced climbing skills and techniques. asci offers a range of guided climbing programs to satisfy your thirst for adventure, or provide the training you seek for a more intense expedition. Climbing programs vary in length and intensity. Day programs are facilitated on asci's Fork Run Recreation Area.

State Parks  


Garrett State Forest

Garrett State Forest is the birthplace of forestry conservation in Maryland. The generous donation of 1,917 acres by the Garrett Brothers in 1906 serves as the foundation of the Garrett State Forest, as well as Maryland's present Public Lands system. Mountain forests, streams and valleys make up the nearly 7,000 acres of Garrett State Forest in Garrett County.

Herrington Manor State Park

Located within Garrett State Forest in Garrett County, Herrington Manor State Park's development began in the 1930's with the aid of the Civilian Conservation Corps. A 53-acre lake was formed by damming Herrington Creek, and ten cabins were erected on a wooded knoll above the lake. Herrington Manor was designed as a state park in 1964, and encompasses 365 acres. The park offers swimming, boating in rowboats, canoes and paddle boats, picnicking, hiking, tennis and volleyball. Interpretive programs are scheduled during the summer; and popular special events such as maple syrup demonstrations and apple butter making are held throughout the year.

Mt. Nebo Wildlife

Beaver ponds, alder thickets and sedge meadows along with 1,500 acres of forest and 40 acres of fields make it a prime destination for outdoor sportsmen and nature lovers.



New Germany State Park

New Germany State Park’s visitors frequently call it a “best kept secret.” This mountain gem is nestled between the 2,900 ft. Big Savage Mountain to the east and the eastern Continental Divide along Meadow Mountain to the west. Named by early settlers due to its resemblance to their homeland, New Germany has diverse forests with ten miles of multi-use trails and a small lake suitable for fishing, swimming, and non-motorized boating. This park is ideal for families and individuals looking to “unplug” from a tech-reliant society and escape from the busy pace of life in cities and suburbs.

Potomac State Forest

The Potomac State Forest, 11,535 acres situated between the towns of Oakland and Westernport and partially bordering the Potomac River. Mountain forests, streams and valleys make up nearly 12,000 acres in Potomac State Forest. The forest drains into the Potomac River Basin, and features the highest point in any Maryland state forest - Backbone Mountain, elevation 3,220 feet. Another high point in the forest is the rock outcropping near the intersection of Maryland Route 135 and Walnut Bottom Road which overlooks a portion of Potomac State Forest, Savage River State Forest and Crabtree Creek.

Savage River State Forest

Savage River State Forest, at over 54,000 acres, is the largest facility in the state forest system. It preserves a strategic watershed in Garrett County. Trail maps are available at the forest office, for all trails, including the 10 miles of cross country ski trails. The forest is classified as a mixed hardwood forest. More than 12,000 acres of the forest has been designated as Wildlands.

Swallow Falls State Park

This mountain park is located nine miles north of Oakland, Maryland and contains some of Maryland's most breathtaking scenery. The Youghiogheny River flows along the park's borders, passing through shaded rocky gorges and creating rippling rapids. Muddy Creek Falls is a crashing 53-foot waterfall - a spectacular sight. Tall hemlocks dominate the silent woods. The meandering trails through Swallow Falls guide hikers to some of the most

 

Garrett College Community Aquatic & Recreation Complex

State of the art fitness and wellness complex housed in the McHenry area. Full size competition pool, warm water pool, spectator viewing deck, and a full fitness center featuring cardio and free weight equipment. Programs for all ages and fitness levels offered. Garrett County's newest feature offered to our guests!


Garrett County Historical Society Museum


A repository of local artifacts and treasures, the Garrett County Historical Society Museum offers a glimpse into the daily lives of the early settlers and more recent residents of this mountainous area. The museum library boasts numerous local genealogical records and other historic documentation. Located along Second Street in Oakland, the museum is open to the public.


National Heritage Museum


Located on the first floor of the Friend Family Association Library Headquarters building, the museum depicts a history of early life in the United States, the history of Western Maryland, and life of the early settlers in this country.


Smiley's Fun Zone

Get ready for fun and adventure! Play Mini-golf, speed on the Go-Karts, bump and float on the Bumper Boats, and bat away in the Batting Cages! Come play at the biggest arcade on the lake. Challenge your friends to a game of Lazer Runner. Bring the family and have an Old time photo taken.

 


Relaxation!


Deep Creek Cellars and Winery


We are an Appalachian mountain winery, vineyard, and farm market nestled in the scenic Laurel Highlands along the Maryland-Pennsylvania border, 20 minutes from Deep Creek Lake in extreme western Maryland. At Deep Creek Cellars, we make wine one way, and one way only: by hand. In every part of the craft, we emphasize the low-tech and the no-tech. We believe humans can tell the difference between genuine craftsmanship and an industrial approach. We know the hand-made can be tasted on the palate and felt in the heart.

 

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