Snowmobile Drag Races Deep Creek Lake

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Snowmobile Drag Races Deep Creek Lake
snowmobile racing

If you have the need for speed or just like to be adventurous, snowmobiling is a great way to see Deep Creek Lake’s countryside in style.  The Deep Creek Lake State Park’s Meadow Mountain Trail is one of the ways you can enjoy 5.5 miles of open terrain, perfect for a Sunday ride.  For those who are really gung-ho, hardcore locals ride at their own risk at 70+ mph on the ice frozen waters of Deep Creek Lake.  The lake offers 65 miles of shoreline, approximately 3,900 acres of surface coverage and is roughly 12 miles in length.  A pretty large playground for the brave!

Snowmobile Drag Races Deep Creek Lake
snowmobile starting line rippers

Snowmobile Drag Races will be held at Winter’s Field in Oakland, Maryland on February 20th beginning at noon.  Registration begins at 9:00 to 11:30 and there are cash payouts for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places in each class.  There are 7 classes this year: 1) Vintage “1990 & Older” sleds,  2) 500cc & Under,  3) 600cc,   4) 700cc,   5) 800cc,   6) 900cc,   7) 1000cc.

Snowmobile Drag Races Deep Creek Lake
Hot rod snowmobile

The race is sponsored by High Mountain On-Off Road, Auto & Truck Accessories.  For more information call 301.334.5060.

Snowmobile Drag Races Deep Creek Lake
Betsy Holcomb

Deep Creek Lake Winter Extension

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

 

Deep Creek Lakes Winter Extension

 Deep Creek Lake Winter Extension. Well the groundhog has extended our winter season, which is fine by me considering I have not had my fill of snowboarding this year. Wisp Resort was jam-packed this weekend with happy skiers and snowboarders. The talk among the local winter sports enthusiasts is that it has been some of the best snow that we have had in decades. The recipe for that perfect champagne powder is cold temperatures, low humidity, and snow, snow, SNOW. This is something we have had plenty of. Bring your family to Deep Creek Lake and come join us and the winter extension. See you on the slopes!

 

Deep Creek Lake Winter Extension
Deep Creek Lake

 

Deep Creek Lake Winter Extension
Wisp Resort

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland Market Update

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland Market Update. Our market seems to be stabilizing and the average sales price is consistently climbing.  The graph below shows the latest data on Sold listings for the last nine quarters in Garrett County, Maryland.  The flattening of the arc is encouraging, as well as the increase in Sales Price.  Feel free to contact me anytime for a specific market update on the property-type you’re most interested in buying or selling (waterfront homes, slopeside homes, homesites, condos/townhomes at Deep Creek Lake)

www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.com.

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland Market Update
Deep Creek Lake, Maryland Market Update

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland Market Update

 

Deep Creek Lake Maryland Living-2010

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Don’t get too cozy next to the fireplace with your usual favorite beverage on your next visit to Deep Creek Lake. The winter has consistently produced an abundant amount of snow and it shows no sign of giving up anytime soon. We all love Deep Creek Lake in the wintertime for the excellent skiing and snowboarding but don’t be afraid to step out of your normal routine on occasion and get out there and explore Garrett County and all it has to offer. Take a trip down to Swallow Falls State Park and go for a long walk around a magical winter wonderland where the waterfalls are frozen like arctic stalactites. I didn’t realize you could actually smell clean air and how invigorating it is.  Get over your fear of the cold and get outside and discover a county that has an enormous amount of acreage set aside (never to be developed) for you and your family to enjoy. Load up the kids and the dogs and head down to Fork Run Recreational Area to walk the trails around the rock climbing areas.  This is a great place to snowshoe in the wintertime after a huge snowstorm.  Challenge yourself this New Year to excel in life and to live every day as if it was your last; let Garrett County be the catalyst for your change. I can’t think of too many areas in the world that offer you such picturesque scenery that pulls you back into nature and the feeling of being alive. Bob Dylan wrote in song once; “He not busy being born, is busy dying.” Make 2010 your year for living..

Deep Creek Lake Maryland Living-2010
Mali deep creek lake

Deep Creek Lake Maryland Living-2010

Deep Creek Lake Facts

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Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

 

 

1.       How large is the lake?

 

Deep Creek Lake is Maryland’s largest freshwater lake encompassing 3,900 acres with 65 miles of shoreline. Its average depth is 26.5 feet and 72 feet at it’s deepest. 

2.       What type of activities go on around the lake?

A few…Boating, Swimming, Kayaking, Water-skiing, Alpine-skiing, Rock-climbing, Wake-boarding, Dog-sledding, Whitewater-rafting, Golf, Mountain Coaster, Hiking, Biking, X-country skiing, Snowmobiling, Fishing, Ice-skating, etc. Nearly every outdoor activity you can think of.

3.       Does Garrett County have any state parks or forests?

Do we ever! We have 7 state forests and parks. Savage River State Forest is the largest in Maryland. This county has over 90,000 acres of publicly owned lands.

4.       What is Wisp Resort?

You haven’t heard about it yet? Wisp Resort is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier four-season resort. It is becoming known as “The Little Tahoe of the East.” There are too many things happening at Wisp to list here: from a world-class whitewater course to the best snow-making capabilities in the world. Call for a complete update on Wisp Resort.

5.       How far away is Deep Creek Lake?

Here are some distances from nearby metropolitan areas: Baltimore-177 miles; Washington, DC.-161 miles; Pittsburgh-96 miles; Cleveland-255 miles; Philadelphia-282 miles; Richmond-224 miles; New York-355 miles.

 

Deep Creek Lake Facts
Snowboard air

Deep Creek Lake Sunset

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

The next time you are vacationing here at Deep Creek Lake, Maryland take a little time at dusk to drive around to the North side of Wisp Ski Mountain and experience some spectacular sunsets.  Even during the day, the incredible views of the surrounding mountain ranges span for 30-50 miles.  At nighttime, the skies transform into a kaleidoscope of colors that will leave you in a spiritual calm.

Deep Creek Lake Sunset
Deep Creek Lake Sunset

Just a short distance from our home, we enjoy these sunsets atop Wisp Mountain on a regular basis along with our dog, Mali, who pounces us anytime the word “walk” is mentioned!  This is a spectacle worth penciling on your next trip to Deep Creek Lake!!!  Visit www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.com for an up-to-date calendar of Garrett County happenings.

Deep Creek Lake Sunset
Mali Mae

 

Garrett Community Concert Band-Deep Creek Lake

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Last Sunday afternoon, I had the pleasure of catching Garrett Community Concert Band’s Holiday Concert titled “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”.  It was a splendid performance with traditional Christmas music as well as Hanukkah favorites.  One in particular that was new and enjoyable to me was “Fum, fum, fum”.   The concert was held in Deep Creek Lake, Maryland at Garrett College’s auditorium and it was a full house.

The band, led by Musical Director Moe Turentine, is a volunteer group of musicians that was formed in 2000 and presents 3 concerts a year.    Their members are from all walks – business professionals, teachers, homemakers, retirees and students.  They are a volunteer organization supported by Garrett College and donors.  The band also offers scholarships to students pursuing advanced music education.  Their motto: “We play together out of love of music and to enjoy the company of others with a similar interest”.

They also play a July 4th concert outdoors at Garrett College, which I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy many times and highly recommend.  For more information www.garrettband.org.  And, for Deep Creek Lake, Maryland information visit www.DeepCreekLakeProperty.com.

Garrett Community Concert Band-Deep Creek Lake
Garrett Community Concert Band-Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Lake Major Snow Event

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

               

                                           Deep Creek Lake Snow Event

 Deep Creek Lake Major Snow Event. Alright folks, this is what we have been waiting for. There is an intense snowstorm howling across the nation that will be at our door steps while we are sleeping tonight.  We have limped through this mild fall together and now it’s time to claim the spoils of our first legitimate snow event of the year

Deep Creek Lake locals are buzzing about the possibility of the 12’+ inches of snow that is forecasted to fall from the skies over the weekend. For all of you out of town ski/snowboard junkies I have this advice for you: Drop everything you are doing at work, round up your family and friends, and high tail it to Wisp Resort before the snow starts to fall. Tomorrow you’ll be rewarded with a nourishing helping of sacred powder that Deep Creek Lake has become famous for.

 I will be getting under the covers early tonight so tomorrow morning I can race to the bottom of the chairlift with a child-like smile to see if I can be one of the first down the mountain on virgin powder. If you make it there and hear some tall snowboarder yelling at the top of his lungs bombing the run “squirrel cage” that would be me!

Deep Creek Lake Major Snow Event
Deep Creek Lake Major Snow Event

 

Deep Creek Lake Major Snow Event

Skiing-Deep Creek Lake

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Skiing at Deep Creek Lake

           Skiing-Deep Creek Lake. After going through a very mild fall here in Deep Creek Lake, we finally had a significant snow event over this past weekend here on Wisp Mountain. Hopefully you have already had your skis and snowboards waxed and had the edges tuned up in anticipation of getting on the slopes to carve up some fresh powder.

Skiing-Deep Creek Lake
Skiing-Deep Creek Lake

           Wisp Resort hands down has one of the best snowmaking systems in North America and the temperature and humidity now are perfect for making champagne powder. Although the skies have stopped snowing for the moment, Wisp Resort’s snow making operation is steady blowing a blizzard on the mountain getting ready for the grand opening on Friday December, 11th.

           Snowfall has traditionally signaled Garrett County of the upcoming holiday season focusing on winter sports, good friends, family, and memorable times. Pack up your family and come join us this weekend in christening the mountain and getting a festive start to the great month of December

Skiing-Deep Creek Lake
Skiing-Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Lake Area Fishing

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor

Deep Creek Lake Area Fishing

 For all of you who come to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland to enjoy boating, slalom skiing, wakeboarding, hiking, snow skiing, snowboarding and a wealth of other great activities, I hope you are not missing out on some spectacular fishing opportunities. Fishing Deep Creek Lake is something that sometimes gets overlooked by people coming in from out of town because they get lost in the vast amount of things to do during the day.

Take my advice and slow down. Get up before the crack of dawn and get out on the lake with a pale full of golden shiners in some secluded little cove near the dam and get ready to wear out your wrist reeling in 14+ species of fish. All your favorites are here such as largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, walleye, black crappie, yellow perch, bluegill and many other species. Start your day enjoying the peaceful calm that Deep Creek offers every morning and fill up your cooler with lunch for the family.

 Not a morning person? Wait for the last wakeboard boat to dock at dusk and load up your fishing tackle for a night fishing trip by the moonlight. Night fishing at Deep Creek Lake can be very, very, productive. Nothing more relaxing than anchoring up over your favorite point, throwing out a line, and waiting for a bite as the moon glows across the water illuminating your bobber. Recommended…

Deep Creek Lake Area Fishing
Deep Creek Lake Area Fishing
Deep Creek Lake Area Fishing
Deep Creek Lake Area Fishing