If you live in Maryland or a neighboring state, there’s a good chance you’ve heard a lot about Deep Creek Lake.
As the largest inland body of water in the state, people from all over visit Deep Creek Lake for a variety of water activities. From swimming to fishing and everything in between, there’s something for everyone on this 3,900-acre body of water.
While the lake itself has quite a bit to offer visitors, there’s more to see. Here are five things to do the next time you’re visiting Deep Creek Lake:
1. Wisp Resort
As the only four-season downhill ski resort in the state, Wisp attracts visitors throughout the year.
Not only is it located in close proximity to Deep Creek Lake, but Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, and Baltimore are also within driving distance (three hours or less).
During the winter months, people flock to Wisp Resort for its top notch skiing and snowboarding. However, there’s just as much to do during the warmer months, including but not limited to: mountain biking, kayaking, and zip line tours.
2. Swallow Falls State Park
With a countless number of hiking trails and three gorgeous waterfalls, Swallow Falls State Park is the place to be for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Covering 257 acres, you won’t have any trouble keeping yourself busy here. With 65 campsites, complete with a picnic area, you can call Swallow Falls State Park home for as long as you want.
3. FireFly Farms
For nearly 20 years, FireFly Farms has been a top tourist attraction in western Maryland’s Garrett County.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a cheese maker or simply enjoy eating cheese, you’ll enjoy every minute you spend at this one of a kind destination.
As Maryland’s most-awarded cheese maker, you’ll learn a thing or two when you visit FireFly Farms. Not to mention the fact that you can also fill your stomach!
4. Adventure Sports Center International
Located in McHenry, Maryland, if you have a desire to thrill yourself, you’ll want to get in touch with Adventure Sports Center International.
There are many adventures waiting for you, including: whitewater rafting, kayaking, rock climbing, boating, hiking, biking, geocaching, and more.
5. Garrett County Museum of Transportation
With three museums housing hundreds of displays and presentations, you can easily spend the day perusing the Garrett County Museum of Transportation.
There’s a lot to like here, including access to many forms of “old school” transportation, stories of local history, and interactive displays.
You may visit Deep Creek Lake to partake in a variety of water activities, but don’t overlook everything else the area has to offer.
If you have time in your schedule, check out one or more of the five destinations above. You won’t be disappointed!