Greetings from Deep Creek Lake,
The snowfall we’ve had over the last 4 days has been absolutely beautiful. This picture doesn’t do it justice. The snow-capped, fluffy trees make driving here in the winter a real pleasure. And thankfully, our county does a great job keeping our roads clean and safe.
Our 2-year old, Griffin, is enjoying the white stuff and had his first sled riding experience. Sled riding is an activity that is very inexpensive and a load of fun! And we are definitely not lacking good hills for it either. Our next outdoor playtime might include building a snowman. Now all we need is some hot chocolate to take me back to some wonderful childhood memories:).
And another sport that is a real blast at DCL in the winter is snowmobiling. You will notice from the photo at the very top that the lake is frozen over and just about ripe for motorized sleds. Be sure to check the thickness of the ice before venturing onto it. I have seen a lot of photos and heard many stories of ice fishermen that have had great success recently. Whatever your sport, if it includes getting on the frozen waters of Deep Creek Lake consider these tips from the Department of Natural Resources: http://www.dnr.state.md.us/publiclands/pdfs/DCL_icedsrguide.pdf.
PET ADOPTION EVENT SATURDAY AT THE HART ANIMAL CENTER
HART will be holding an animal adoption event on Saturday, January 31st from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the HART Animal Center. The monthly event takes place on the last Saturday of each month. The adoption event will feature adoptable dogs and cats from the Garrett County Animal Shelter. The Center is located at 1265 Bumble Bee Road in Accident, Maryland.
If you’re thinking about getting a pet, consider adopting a rescue animal. You’ll be saving a life and greatly improving yours.
The HART for Animals adoption policy and process will be applicable during the Adoption Day events. For more information, please call 301.387.7729 or visit www.hartforanimals.org.
(This is Rosie. She is 1 ½ years old and is looking for a home. Photo courtesy of Hart for Animals.)
The Real Estate Market has been pretty active since the start of 2015. This link will show you the properties that have gone to settlement over the last 30 days. http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=61086525341 The average list to sale price ratio is creeping up a little and is now at ~93%. This is an indicator of a pretty healthy market for both buyers and sellers. And don’t be discouraged if you are looking online and do not feel like there is a good selection of homes to choose from. It’s a fairly common practice for sellers to remove their properties from the market in the winter and place them back on the market in the spring. However, I am able to still search the MLS database for listings that are withdrawn from the market and am happy to do so using your criteria.
The Spiker Team’s featured listings are 3 wonderful mountaintop properties and a Yellowstone log cabin in the central part of the lake. View photos and a tour of each by using this link. http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=61086787877
Lastly, mark your calendar for the Deep Creek Dunk being held February 21st. Enjoy your weekend!