5 Favorite Deep Creek Lake Spring Activities

My 5 favorite Deep Creek Lake spring activities celebrate this quieter season. It is a time of year that has a slower, more leisurely pace. You feel like you have the Deep Creek Lake area all to yourself. It is easy to enjoy outdoor recreation with friends and family.

Deep Creek Lake Spring Activities

Deep Creek Lake Spring Activities

Here are some of the highlights of a few favorite things to do during the spring months.

Fishing

Deep Creek Lake spring fishing starts as soon as the ice melts on the lake. McHenry Cove is a popular spot where you will often see lots of fisherman lining the banks.

Deep Creek Lake State Park is also a great spot for fishing. You can go to the fishing pier or fish from the shoreline (excluding the beach area). You can get your fishing license at the Discover Center or you can buy one online as well. This is definitely my pick for fishing if you are taking your little ones. If they fishing loses their attention, there are several different playgrounds to enjoy. Plus, the Disovery Center has lots of great environmental exhibits.

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Garrett Regional Medical Center Receives Accolades

Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) in Oakland, MD has been named one of the Top 100 Rural and Community hospitals in the United States.

“This designation truly demonstrates the work of our ongoing mission to treat each patient like family and the remarkable patient care provided by our entire team,” said GRMC CEO & President, Mark Boucot. “It is really gratifying to know that Garrett Regional Medical Center now serves as a benchmark for other rural facilities as they strive to achieve similar results. Through creating resourceful and innovative solutions, our hospital is being thought of as a blueprint for successfully navigating the uncertainty of the new healthcare environment.”

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New Lake Front Home For Sale – 144 Hawthorne Lane

This new lake front home for sale is truly something special. Located in the serene Pergin Farm community, 144 Hawthorne Lane is #LakeLife at its best. The Deep Creek Lake real estate market is starting to heat up. Homes like this don’t last long when buyers catch “spring fever” and start hunting for the perfect home.

new lake front home for sale

Inside 144 Hawthorne Lane

The spacious interior of this new lake front home for sale includes five bedrooms and four baths. Nearly every room has windows that reveal beautiful lake views. Offering a desirable open floor plan, the main level has hardwood floors and lots of natural light. A massive stone fireplace highlights the great room.

In the kitchen, you will find an updated kitchen with a gas range and lots of counter space. One of my favorite features is the gas fireplace in the kitchen. It makes it a cozy space for hanging out with friends and family.

Upstairs, the master suite has a wall of windows overlooking the lake. The attached bath is completely updated as well.

The lower level has tons of potential as a second gathering space. It is carpeted and has a charming wooden window seat.

Outside 144 Hawthorne Lane

You will love the picturesque outdoor space! The deck overlooks the 1.47 acre grassy, level lawn that leads to the Type A dock. The waterfront stretches 175 feet. On-the-water fun will be at your fingertips. Also, this home is situated towards the lake’s quieter southern end. If you love to ski, it is only fifteen to twenty minutes from Wisp Resort.

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Deep Creek Spring Events Guide

Deep Creek spring events guide gives you the rundown on what’s happening at the lake. There is something for just about every age and interest this spring. Whether you are a resident or just visiting, you will find fun activities just about every weekend.

Deep Creek Spring Events

Deep Creek Spring Events

St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Honi-Honi
March 16, 8PM to Midnight
Wear your green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Lady Invidia!

Annual St. Paddy’s Day Party at Mountain State Brewing Co.
March 17, 1-10PM
Enjoy corned beef and cabbage along with drink specials throughout the day. Team Bingo starts at 1, bagpipers play at 3 and Jason Shaw provides live music at 5.

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6 Real Estate Listing Tips for Selling Your Home

My real estate listing tips are a guide to steer you in the direction of a successful sale. Spring is traditionally “listing season”. You want to be sure that you have all of your ducks in a row before hitting the market. Do what you can to make your property stand out from the competition. Lots of factors influence the time it takes to sell, but you can take steps to set yourself up for success.

Real Estate Listing Tips

Real Estate Listing Tips

1. Partner with an experienced agent. I am starting off with this because it really does have a significant impact. With 20+ years of experience with Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County real estate, I act as a resource for my sellers. They can rely on me for honest recommendations, consistent communication, an effective pricing strategy and effective negotiating skills. Don’t just take my word for it. Check out testimonials from my clients. Additionally, I have an extensive network of buyers. Also, I have a variety of property services at my disposal as a Taylor-Made agent. Our team provides housekeeping, lawn care, minor repairs, painting and more.

2. Freshen up your curb appeal. This is one of my top real estate listing tips for my clients. If a buyer doesn’t like the outside, they won’t look any further. Try to see your home through the buyer’s eyes. Of course, big items need to be addressed but look for the little things. Staining your deck, raking leaves, planting flowers can make a difference in your listing photos.

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Deep Creek Valentine’s Day Guide

Deep Creek Valentine’s Day events leave you with no excuses! Be sure you treat your sweetheart to something special. There are lots of fun – and delicious – ways to celebrate around the Deep Creek Lake area. I put together some suggestions so that you can make it memorable.

Deep Creek Valentine's Day

Deep Creek Valentine’s Day Treats

Something sweet is always appreciated on Valentine’s Day! Delight your favorite person with items from local bakeries.

The Casselman Bakery & Cafe
19595 Garrett Highway, Oakland
Pick up Valentine’s Day cakes and sugar cookies.

The Rolling Pin Bakery
203 N. Main Street, Accident
Order everything from chocolate covered strawberries and heart cakes to cookies with a personalized message and cheesecakes.

Deep Creek Valentine’s Day Dinners

Local restaurants have started releasing their menus for the holiday, and they look amazing!

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New Garrett County Listings

My new Garrett County listings are two unique properties that each offer something special to buyers. They are ideal for those seeking a primary residence or a second home.

258 Summit Woods Drive

Located just 2.5 miles from Wisp Resort, 258 Summit Woods has lots of appeal. It sits on 5+ acres in the Summit Woods subdivision.

New Garrett County Listings

Offering a desirable open floor plan, it has great use of space. Gleaming hardwood floors carry throughout the main level living area. A propane fireplace makes the great room an inviting place to gather. Doors lead to the back deck that runs the full length of the home. The kitchen is a masterpiece with a propane range, granite counters and a center island with a vegetable sink.

There are five bedrooms and four baths. The master bedroom features a large walk in closet, double vanity and tiled shower. Additionally, there is a sauna which is accessible from the outside deck where the hot tub is located.

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Deep Creek Axe Throwing Company

Deep Creek Axe Throwing Company is the area’s newest indoor activity. It is brought to you by the some folks that run DCL Adventures. Their options for recreation include: Deep Creek Ninja Factory, Splash Island and Monkey Business Adventure Park.

Deep Creek Axe Throwing Company

About Axe Throwing

Axe throwing is the latest craze! It is like playing darts….but with axes! Over the past few years, it gained popularity as recreation in Canada. And now, it has spread to the U.S. with axe throwing bars and businesses popping up everywhere. This quick, competitive form of entertainment has really taken off. In more urban areas you can even find axe throwing leagues. When done on a regular basis, it has fitness benefits as well.

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2018 Real Estate Market Recap

Your 2018 real estate market update is a look back at highlights from the past year.

Reflecting on 2018, the Maryland REALTORS® released a recap this week.  Garrett County holds very close to these numbers with an average list to sale price ratio of 94% of asking price.  Our average sale price for the county was $265,000 and approximately $537,000 for the lake area. 

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Winter Fest in Oakland, MD

Winter Fest takes place every President’s Day Weekend. Held in downtown Oakland, there are lots of fun activities for everyone. Most importantly, many activities are free! It is a great way to spend time with family and friends as you celebrate the winter season. Oakland is about 15 minutes from Deep Creek, so it is also an easy drive if you are just visiting for the weekend.

winter fest
Ice sculpture at Winter Fest.

Winter Fest Events

Winter Fest kicks off on Saturday, February 17, 2019. The first live ice carving starts at 9AM. Bill Sandusky, a master ice carver, shows off his work with live demos throughout the day. Also, there are pre-carved sculptures placed throughout the downtown area. You can stroll along the streets to check them out. Maps are available so that you can see them all. They are on display both Saturday and Sunday.

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