Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Golf-Mother’s Day-Real Estate. As the saying goes “April Showers Bring May Flowers”! We have experienced our share of showers this April and are looking forward to the blooming landscape that will soon brighten the area with wonderful color. Taken from our back deck, this Oriole made a rare visit for a sweet treat! This is the first time I’ve seen an “O” this close up.
Having lived here my entire life, even I forget some of the wonderful activities and options we have here. Did you realize we have 6 State Parks in Garrett County? This is more than any other county in Maryland. Taken straight from the Maryland.gov website, there are details and links to each of our parks below.
Six State parks are located in Garrett County. All offer picnic, and fishing areas, while all but Casselman River State Park have hiking paths. Mountain bike paths, swimming areas, and boat launches and rentals are available at Deep Creek, Herrington Manor and New Germany State Parks. Rental cabins are available at Herrington Manor and New Germany State Parks. Big Run, Deep Creek, Herrington Manor and New Germany State Parks all offer canoeing, while campsites may be found at Big Run, Deep Creek, New Germany, and Swallow Falls State Parks.
- Big Run State Park (301) 895-5453
- Casselman River Bridge State Park (Grantsville) (301) 895-5453
- Deep Creek Lake State Park (Swanton) (301) 387-4111
- Herrington Manor State Park (Oakland) (301) 334-9180
- New Germany State Park (Grantsville) (301) 895-5453
- Swallow Falls State Park (301) 334-9180
And at the DCL State Park there is a Discovery Center with events for adults and children running all year long. Here is a link to their May calendar: http://www.discoverycenterdcl.com/calendar_of_events.
Golf is in full swing in Garrett County! Although the mornings may be brisk, the courses are not crowded and the afternoons are heating up to a nice, balanced temperature.
Press Release from Wisp:
Lodestone Golf Course and Fantasy Valley Golf Course (formerly Wisp Resort Golf Course) Opening May 1
What’s New for the 2014 Golf Season?
Lodestone Golf Course will feature a new driving range and golf cart fleet. While the driving range does need more springtime grown-in, the carts are fueled up and ready to go.
Fantasy Valley Golf Course, formerly Wisp Resort Golf Course, has received a new name, a new course routing, a new golf cart fleet and a new Golf Shop Yurt. Finishing touches are being done to the Golf Shop Yurt and in the meantime, golfers will check-in at Outdoor Elements, located on the lower level of the Main Lodge.
Super Days are Back!
Super Wednesdays are back at Lodestone Golf Course & Super Tuesdays are back at Fantasy Valley Golf Course! Take advantage of these discounts days – no coupons or hoops to jump through – just a straight up discount!
Lodestone Golf Course – Super Wednesdays – $79
Fantasy Valley Golf Course – Super Tuesdays – Spring/Fall: $39 Summer: $49
Call for Tee Times – 855.596.6563
And if you happen to be here this weekend and are looking for a place to treat the special woman/women in your life, consider DC’s at Wisp. They have a wonderful Mother’s Day Buffet and Mother’s eat for ½ price! Dutch’s at Silver Tree is also serving a buffet for $29.95/adult.
On the real estate front, if you are signed up for our auto email service with your specific search criteria, you have seen that inventory has picked up. This is pretty typical this time of year. Here is a link to a renovated home in Oakland and two beautiful lakefront properties we just listed.
http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=57434334900 You can also view the visual tours and multiple photos for each property with this link (click on movie reel icon).
More and more docks and boats are going in the water every day. Bring on summer and have a great week!