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9 Mar 2020
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Things to Do at Deep Creek Lake

The month of March brings the transition from winter into spring with plenty of activities to explore Deep Creek Lake. We've all heard the saying,  "March comes in like a lion, out like a lamb." Well, the first weekend of March started out like a lion. But after a few days in, we're getting a taste of beautiful spring weather. With the first day of spring just over a week away, its hard to tell what the weather may bring. Nevertheless, we are still excited for sunshine and being outdoors!

Spring at Deep Creek is a fun time because you can experience great outside activities without the summer crowd.  Here are some of our favorite things to do during spring. Whether you visit for a weekend, or even for a day trip, take advantage of the great outdoors at the lake!



Getting out on the water is one of the first things you think about when you come to the lake. After a long cold winter, we can’t wait to take the kayak out on a beautiful spring morning. Kayaking is a great way to explore the coves of Deep Creek Lake while you de-stress during your stay. You can kayak on the lake or at the nearby Youghiogheny and Cheat rivers. All three areas offer beginner to challenging kayaking experiences. Many stores in the area offer kayak rentals. Some even provide delivery and pick-up services so you don’t have to stress about how to move it to a different area of the lake.


There are many great fishing spots in Garrett County. From Deep Creek to New Germany State Park, and several surrounding areas, you are sure to have a good time. There are a variety of fish in Garrett County waterways. For a full list of fish species in Garrett County, visit the Maryland DNR website, or you can view a schedule of spring 2020 Trout stocking in the area here.


In addition to kayaking and fishing, hiking is also a popular amenity around the lake. Garrett County and the Deep Creek Lake area has over 32 trails of both land and water trails. You can even hike along the trails by the waterfalls in Swallow Falls State Park.  A list of trails, maps, and descriptions can be found online at Garrett Trails.

Visit the Farmer’s Market

The winter and spring 2020 indoor farmer’s market in Oakland runs every other Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm. Stop by for some local produce, meat, eggs, baked goods, jellies, homemade crafts and more! You can view a full list of vendors and products here. Located at: Garrett County Community Action, Conference Room 104 East Center Street, Oakland, MD  21550

Catch Some Live Music

It’s never hard to catch some live music around Deep Creek Lake. After exploring the area, end the day with some drinks and live music. Popular places like the Honi Honi and Sipside Lounge often have live music on the weekends. Sometimes, there will be music multiple times a weekend. A list of events can be found on the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce’s website which includes great weekend activities.


Don’t forget to take advantage of our Spring Savings deal and stay 3 nights for the price of 2 when you stay between 3/1-5/15. PLUS if you give us a call at (877) 881-8953 to book your spring stay, you will receive complimentary early check in or late check out! *Offer is only valid on participating properties and arrivals dated between 3/1/20-5/15/20. Complimentary early check in and late check out are only available through call in bookings. Holidays are excluded. Offer is not retroactive.


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Whether you are looking to make plans for spring, or have already booked your stay, you will be sure to find some family fun at Deep Creek Lake. There’s nothing like viewing the trees bloom around the water!