Swallow Falls State Park Quick Guide

Swallow Falls State Park is a true Garrett County treasure. It is one of the most photographed spots in the area. With unrivaled scenic beauty, it is a great spot to visit throughout all four seasons.

Swallow Falls State Park

About Swallow Falls State Park

In 1906, John and Robert Garrett donated over 1,900 acres of land to the state. It is now known as Garrett State Forest. Swallow Falls State Park and Herrington Manor State Park are both part of this donated land. In the 1930s, they were developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. Continue reading Swallow Falls State Park Quick Guide

Deep Creek Ninja Factory

If you and the family follow and love the American Ninja Warrior program on T.V. as much as our family does, then I have something special for you here at Deep Creek Lake! Deep Creek Marina has cleared out a sizeable amount of boat inventory from the showroom and have moved in a fun and challenging Ninja Course. There are many super challenging obstacles for kids and adults at any level. For those who don’t want to partake in the fitness challenge, there are many arcade games to hold you over while the family masters their ninja skills! Call-1-866-325-7627.

 

 Obstacle Course Open Now!

Test your skills at the Deep Creek Ninja Factory!
We offer 4 different obstacle courses of varying difficulties and you can do whichever obstacle course as many times as time permits.
Sessions begin every 30 minutes, maximum of 8 participants per session.

Obstacle Course 1 – Slanted Steps, Traverse Box, Low Bridges, Sea of Poles, Devils Bridge
Obstacle Course 2 – Mushroom Steps, Cheese Walls, Floating Poles, Tilting Ladders, Jungle Swings
Obstacle Course 3 – Spider Wall, Cannon Ball Alley, Inverted Cargo Crawl
Obstacle Course 4 – Ascending Steps, Tilting Ladders, Zig Zag Planks, Trapeze to Cargo Net Bag, Spinning Baskets, Triple Warp Walls with Fire Pole : 8′, 10′, 12′

ACTIVITY DETAILS:

  • Price: $20 for first hour.

    Each additional hour is $5

    $10 for local students (Fridays only) *

Sessions begin every 30 minutes, maximum of 8 partcipants per session

*Local Special Fridays only!
*MUST BRING REPORT CARD TO QUALIFY

Locals Day is for students from the following counties:
– Garrett County, MD
– Somerset County, Pennsylvania
– Allegany County, Maryland
– Mineral County, West Virginia
-Grant County, West Virginia
-Preston County, West Virginia
Tucker County, West Virginia

  • Season: Available year round

  • Opening hours: Friday 3pm – 9pm

    Saturday 11am – 9pm

    Sunday 11am – 5pm

Sessions begin every 30 minutes, maximum of 8 participants per session

  • Location: 2010 Deep Creek Drive

    McHenry, MD 21541

  • Included:– Guide on obstacle course to facilitate course and maintain safe environment

    – We offer 4 different obstacle courses of varying difficulties and you can do whichever course as many times as time permits.
    Obstacle Course1– Slanted Steps, Traverse Box, Low Bridges, Sea of Poles, Devils Bridge
    Obstacle Course2 – Mushroom Steps, Cheese Walls, Floating Poles, Tilting Ladders, Jungle Swings
    Obstacle Course3 – Spider Wall, Cannon Ball Alley, Inverted Cargo Crawl
    Obstacle Course4 – Ascending Steps, Tilting Ladders, Zig Zag Planks, Trapieze to Cargo Net Bag, Spinning Baskets, Triple Warp Walls with Fire Pole Exit: 8′, 10′, 12′

  • Participation requirements: Minimum age: 5 years old

    Minimum height: 48″

    Maximum weight: 250 pounds

  • What to wear: Athletic clothing

  • Footwear: CLEAN Athletic shoes – Closed toed shoes

                                                        

Deep Creek Holiday Events for 2017

deep creek holiday events

Deep Creek holiday events provide fun and festive activities for all ages throughout November and December. It is a great time to make memories as you experience life in the mountains of Western Maryland.

FESTIVAL OF TREES GARRETT COUNTY

November 24-25, 10AM-6PM
Benefitting the Dove Center, this annual event is held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds. It is a great event for all ages that includes visits with Santa, items from local artisans and lots of holiday trees. 

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING

November 25, 7PM
This family-friendly event takes place at the Honi-Honi Bar. Enjoy Christmas carols, hot chocolate and photos with Santa Claus. Starting at 8PM, there is live entertainment until 11.

LITTLE CROSSINGS HOLIDAY MARKET

December 1-3, 10AM-4PM
In nearby Grantsville, you can browse items from local artists and vendors at the Little Crossings Suites right next door to Grant’s Mercantile and the Cornucopia Cafe. Continue reading Deep Creek Holiday Events for 2017

October 2017 Real Estate Update

My October 2017 real estate update is now available!

Deep Creek Lake Real Estate

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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake!

The air has quietly transitioned to a crisp and cool fall feel over this past weekend.

The leaves have developed beautifully into bright hues of autumn and the lake traffic has slowly downshifted as it does every year after The Art and Wine Festival.

Fall at Deep Creek

We will have a short lull of visitors this week leading us to a few weeks of splendor as we celebrate and enjoy our fall foliage spectacle that we have become famous for nationwide.

Check out this Fall photo gallery from last year to wet your whistle on what’s to come in the coming weeks. There’s not a better way to decompress and let all your stress dissipate as you enjoy our beautiful fall season.

Give me a call with any questions your may have about any property for sale regardless of the broker or agent representing the listing. I can help
you with any property for sale here at the lake.

See you at the lake! 

Warm regards,
Betsy Spiker Holcomb
Co-Owner, Taylor-Made Real Estate Sales
Cell: 301.616.5022
www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.com

Upcoming Events

Fall Events

Visit Deep Creek Lake to experience fun fall festivals and beautiful foliage while you browse area real estate.

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Deep Creek Lake Fall Events

Deep Creek Lake Fall Events

Deep Creek Lake fall events keep everyone entertained as they enjoy the beautiful foliage. Vacation rental rates are low, so it is a great time to visit the area and check out real estate.

50th Annual Autumn Glory Festival
October 11-15
Celebrating the beauty of fall, there are lots of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy during this famous festival. It includes two large parades, concerts, band competitions, art exhibits, antique & craft shows and much more! Continue reading Deep Creek Lake Fall Events

Fall Fishing Deep Creek Lake

Betsy Spiker Holcomb
Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Real Estate Agent
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

Fall Fishing Deep Creek Lake. As we shift into fall we see the lake transform into a wonderful and peaceful place where boat traffic is minimal and the weather is gorgeous. It is the time of the year that the leaves put on their yearly show and the fishing bite starts to heat up.

 

I was lucky enough to have my son pay us a visit for a week and we decided to maximize our time on the lake wetting a line. It has been many years since the last time we fished and we were optimistic that we would be successful in our venture. We started at Deep Creek Outfitters getting a few dozen minnows and nightcrawlers. The word on the street was that that fishing was sporadic but starting to kick in.  Our plan was to wake up the following morning and to hit a spot that was recommended by a friend so we dropped our minnows into the water at the boat dock and set home to get a good night’s rest.

The alarm clock came early and was welcomed with excitement and optimism. The winds were down and the lake looked like a massive mirror reflecting the early hues of Fall. All of our minnows survived the night and the boat started without a hitch. The ride out was almost spiritual as our pontoon boat parted the beautiful lake glass. The temps were chilly but were forecasted to peak later in the day near the mid 70’s.  Our “secret spot” was empty and we slowly motored down a couple hundred yards before our destination which was a grass bed near the shoreline that dropped off to around 8-12 feet of depth.  We quietly set anchor and baited our minnows on our hooks and cast outside of the grass beds. We kicked back sipping coffee and enjoyed good conversation catching up on life. The lake was empty of traffic and the sound of acorns rained periodically around us.  My son Peyton worked the edge of the grass beds and landed a nice Walleye to start the day which was very exciting. It was a hair shy of being of legal size to eat so we threw it back. I concentrated on working the drop off outside the grass bed and was rewarded with a couple smallmouths to start my day. It was a soothing roller coaster ride of stimulating ups and downs throughout the morning and we went through a few lake species deciding not to keep any.

The Deep Creek Lake Fall fishing experience itself was the star of the show and we promised that next trip we would concentrate on a fish fry. We caught walleye, yellow perch, smallmouth bass and a few pickerel to complete a successful fishing adventure. As we head in to call it a day there was a majestic red tail hawk that flew by us that was breathtaking.

On your next visit bring the family or a close friend and get out on the lake with a fishing pole and enjoy some quality down time on the lake. Downshift your busy mind and breathe deeply taking advantage of what a handful of visitors experience ever year. Wonderful Fall fishing.

Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

Your August Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Update

My August Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Update is now available. Get the scoop on what’s happing at the lake!

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Greetings from Deep Creek Lake!

Well we have put another awesome fair week in the books here at Deep Creek Lake. Our four and three-year old’s, Griffin and Jensen, have made the week even more enjoyable. They surprised us by being tall enough to ride a considerable amount of “big kid” rides. The smiles and laughter will leave us with a lifetime of fond memories. The highlight was Saturday when they entered the Power Wheels crash-up derby event.  It was a prelude to the real crash-up derby and let the youngsters experience bliss in their battery-operated 4-wheel cars & trucks.

Summer at Deep Creek

Trouts House Seafood

This summer has really been great when it comes to the fresh seafood department. Local business Trout’s Seafood has introduced the lake to A++ seafood. They have consistently brought super fresh seafood to the area along with excellent customer service!

Continue reading Your August Deep Creek Lake Real Estate Update

Trout’s House Seafood- Deep Creek Lake

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor

 

Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales
Taylor-Made Vacations and Sales
Trout's House Seafood- Deep Creek Lake
Fresh Maryland Crabbies!

 

Trout’s House Seafood– Deep Creek Lake. So, you have been anticipating your visit to Deep Creek Lake for the entire year. Work and traffic have taken their toll on you and you have earned some well-deserved decompression time here in the beautiful mountains of Western Maryland. The lake activities have you and the family living the good life, but hidden somewhere deep in your mind is the craving for delicious seafood! You wish you were back home near your trusted seafood company so you could score some fresh crabs or maybe some sushi grade Ahi tuna. Fear not folks, I will share with you a wonderful secret here at the lake!

Trout's House Seafood- Deep Creek Lake

Trout’s House Seafood has become the go-to place for fresh seafood at DCL. Their Facebook page has a 5-star rating, which you rarely see in this business. The fresh seafood and customer service they provide have put these folks on the map! I can tell you that my family has tried everything they offer over the last two summers and have never had anything less than super fresh! They carry excellent crabs during the summer months but you need to call and reserve in advance before they run out. The Tuna is so fresh that you better cook it medium-rare/rare to maximize the experience. The salmon is like sweet butter, the Halibut is perfect broiled in lemon/butter and the bags of clams I like best in white wine sauce served over pasta. They have a pre-made crab cake that you have to try seared in an iron skillet with a little peanut oil/butter with a splash of lemon/parsley before eating.  They have plenty of options with one common denominator…FRESH!!! Pay them a visit next time you are at the lake! You will not be disappointed!

Trout's House Seafood- Deep Creek Lake

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb, Deep Creek Lake’s Favorite Realtor
Taylor-Made Real Estate Betsy Spiker Holcomb-301-616-5022

Late Summer Deep Creek Events

Late Summer Deep Creek Events

Late Summer Deep Creek Events will keep you and your family entertained during the final days of everyone’s favorite season.

Stage Wisp
Wisp Resort’s free summer concerts continue every Wednesday through August 30th. Bring a blanket or some chairs, and be there at 6:30 for great live music.

Wings & Wheels Fly In
August 12, 9AM-4PM
Head to the Garrett County Airport to see classic cars, airplanes, RC aircraft demonstrations and more.

Tunes & Brews
September 2, 1-7PM
Wisp Resort hosts an afternoon of live music and craft brews. Continue reading Late Summer Deep Creek Events