Deep Creek Lake Kayaking

Deep Creek Lake kayaking opportunities are abundant! Garrett County is home to numerous lakes and rivers that are perfect for paddling. You can experience peaceful flatwater or raging rapids.

deep creek lake kayaking

Deep Creek Lake Kayaking

When you arrive at Deep Creek Lake the popularity of kayaking will immediately strike you: it is possible to rent kayaks, schedule kayaking lessons and enjoy guided tours.  Easy and affordable, it’s not hard to understand why kayaking was among the top five sports with the most first-time participants. 

Flatwater Kayaking

Flatwater kayaking is ideal for family outings and there are seven lakes to choose from once you have your gear. High Mountain Sports and Wisp Outdoors both offer recreational kayak rentals that come complete with paddles, Personal Floatation Device (PFD) and a little instruction to get you started.  As an added convenience, they also both offer a delivery and pick up service that makes everything that much easier.  If you’re renting a home on the lake, a kayak is a great additional amenity to keep your group entertained.  Herrington Manor, Broadford and New Germany lakes offer quieter areas where no major wakes from motorized crafts will rock your boat. 

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588 Bench Road: New Listing in Sky Valley

588 Bench Road is a new listing in the popular Sky Valley subdivision. Homes in this area tend to sell quickly due to the beautiful natural surroundings and access to community amenities.

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588 Bench Road – A Closer Look

Built in 2005, this spacious chalet is immaculately-kept. It offers five bedrooms and 3 baths. The main level has an open floor plan that is ideal for gatherings. Cathedral ceilings highlight the great room. A stunning, floor -to-ceiling stone (gas) fireplace is flanked by large windows that reveal beautiful scenery.

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Adapting Real Estate Services During the COVID-19 Crisis

adapting real estate services

Adapting real estate services during the COVID-19 crisis is key. As a real estate professional, my goal is to continue to serve buyers and sellers to the best of my ability.

Even during uncertain times, the market continues to move. I am here as a resource for buyers and sellers who need assistance, information and reassurance.

Adapting real estate tactics can maintain the personal, interactive and relationship built nature of this business. I am committed to keeping everyone safe and healthy. Through the use of technology, I can continue to work hard for my clients.

Adapting Real Estate Service

I am working remotely along with my licensed assistant, Karen Doerr. The two of us are readily available for clients. Here are just a few of the ways we are staying connected:

-As always, buyers can search Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake real estate online. If you are interested in seeing more of a particular listing, one of us can go to the property and Facetime with you. Other types of video calls like Zoom meetings are an option too.

-I use my Facebook page to highlight listings for my sellers. It is also an educational tool. People want to stay up-to-date with the Deep Creek Lake real estate market. It is a great way to communicate with a wider audience.

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Early Spring Deep Creek Event Guide

Early spring Deep Creek events give you the opportunity to shake off your winter blues and break free of cabin fever. This list doesn’t include Easter events – watch for a separate blog post on those.

Early Spring Deep Creek Events

Indoor Farmers Market by Mountain Fresh Producers Association
March 14, Every other Saturday through April 11, 11AM-1PM
Garrett County Community Action Conference Room
You can get great produce, honey, meats, eggs, jams and crafts from many of the local sellers you see at the summer market.

Yard Sale & Flea Market
Saturday, March 14, 8AM-3PM
Held at the Ag Hall at the Garrett County Fairgrounds, you can hunt for treasures and bargains from a variety of vendors.

Pond Skim at Wisp Resort
Saturday, March 14, 1PM
Check out skiers and snowboarders as they attempt to cross an icy stretch of water in their best costumes.

St. Paddy’s Day at Sipside Lounge
Saturday, March 14
The celebration kicks off at 1PM! Enjoy drink specials and snacks throughout the day. Live music from 6-9PM.

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400 Close Road – New Listing Near Deep Creek Lake

400 Close Road is a new listing in an ideal location. You will find the best of Deep Creek Lake within easy reach of this lovely chalet.

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About 400 Close Road

Located within 1 mile of McHenry, the location offers you the privacy of a wooded community and convenience of lake living. You are close to skiing and golf at Wisp Resort, restaurants, marinas and more. Whether you are looking for a second home or primary residence, this is a spot that is definitely a must-see!

The Rolling Oaks subdivision is a quiet area where you can truly appreciate nature on the 1.04 acre lot. This beautiful chalet has six bedrooms (two are master suites) and four and a half baths.

Ideal for entertaining, the main level has an open floor plan. The focal point of the spacious great room is a floor-to-ceiling gas fireplace flanked by large windows. Cathedral ceilings add just the right touch of drama.

The adjacent kitchen boasts ceramic tile and granite counter tops. There is ample space to prepare homemade meals with ease.

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Deep Creek Lake Spring Activities

Deep Creek Lake spring activities offer something for everyone. As we say good-bye to winter weather, it is a time to enjoy the outdoors, visit local businesses and explore the area. This quieter season is a favorite for locals and visitors alike.

I put together some of my favorite indoor and outdoor Deep Creek Lake spring activities. Be sure to check availability as opening dates may vary for some of the options listed.

Deep Creek Lake Spring Activities

Golf typically begins in April (weather dependent). The four Garrett County courses are Lodestone, Fantasy Valley, Thousand Acres and the Golf Club at Oakland.

-Our eight state parks offer miles of hiking trails. Water levels can be high during the spring months making it a great time to check out Swallow Falls State Park. If you are looking for family friendly experiences, I put together a list of 5 easy trails.

Deep Creek Lake Spring Activities

-Don’t let spring showers put a damper on your plans! Deep Creek Fun Zone offers great food, a full bar, laser tag and lots of arcade games. Deep Creek Axe Throwing Co. is also a great indoor option.

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Deep Creek Golf Courses

Deep Creek golf courses will start their season in just a few months! The are four courses to play in Garrett County. Each offers its own unique challenges.

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About Deep Creek Golf Courses

Lodestone Golf Course
This stunning course was designed by Hale Irwin, 3-time U.S. Open Champion. It is laid out to highlight the contours of the mountaintop terrain. Lodestone was ranked the #2 public course in the state of Maryland by GolfWeek Magazine. Players will appreciate the stunning lake as well as mountain vistas. The tentative opening date for 2020 is May 1.

Fantasy Valley Golf Course
This course is a long-time favorite that opened in 1980. There have been many changes and improvements since then. It surrounds the base of Wisp Resort. The tentative opening date is April 17, 2020.

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February Events at Deep Creek Lake

February events bring lots of ways to celebrate the winter season!


February Events

Winter Indoor Farmers Market
February 1, 15 and 29, 11AM-1PM
The winter farmers market features local fresh produce, meats, eggs, handmade crafts, baked goods, jams & jellies, and more!  

February Full Moon Snowshoeing Tour
February 8, 7-9PM
Join All Earth Eco Tours for an evening hike by the light of the full moon. Call 301-746-4083 to reserve your spot!

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New Ski In Ski Out Listing Near Wisp Resort

Ski in/Ski out properties are a hot commodity at Deep Creek Lake! They offer easy access to Wisp Resort chairlifts and trails. My new listing at 200 Camp Road is a mountaintop duplex that’s ideal as a second home or investment property. Currently, it is an established vacation rental known to guests as “Big Sky”.

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About this New Ski In Ski Out Listing

Offering 4 bedrooms and 3 baths, 200 Camp Road is just steps away from Wisp Resort and ASCI whitewater course. It is in the Ridge Run community, a small, private and secluded area on top of the Wisp mountain. The duplex-style design has an open floor plan that is ideal for gatherings. A beautiful stone propane fireplace and cathedral ceilings highlight the great room.

The kitchen has stainless steel appliances along with granite counters. There is a a roomy dining area as well as seating at the breakfast bar.

Outside, there is a covered deck with a hot tub. The 1-car attached garage gives you additional storage space for all your gear.

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Muddy Creek Falls is Visited By the “Vagabonds”

Muddy Creek Falls is a local landmark that had some famous visitors. Picture it – a nature-loving President takes a spur-of-the moment getaway to rendezvous with three of the most powerful industrialists in the Western world at a campsite in the mountains of Western Maryland, where they ride horses, shoot rifles, chop wood, and slumber in tents beside a trickling stream. 

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This describes just one of several trips taken to Swallow Falls by Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone.  The group was often accompanied by naturalist William Burroughs, before his death in 1921.  Calling themselves “The Vagabonds”, they made a series of summer trips which took them through most of Eastern America.  It was the friendship between Burroughs and Ford that acted as the catalyst for these excursions.  From two very different worlds, the naturalist philosopher and the industrialist found common ground upon their first meeting around 1913.  During tour of the Everglades, they were joined by Edison and talk of camping trips ensued. 

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