Spotlight on Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival

The Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival is one of the best loved area events. It takes place Saturday, September 8, 2018. Visitors and residents alike enjoy the festivities. It makes for a great Deep Creek Lake weekend getaway. Also, you can bring the entire family. So, there is no need to leave the kids at home!

Tickets are available for $30 in advance or $35 at the gate. If you are not tasting, general admission is $10.

Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival

This is also a special event because it benefits HART for Animals and the Garrett Lakes Arts Festival. Both are important non-profit organizations that serve the local area.

Wine Pairing Dinners

Friday night, before the Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival, local restaurants host wine pairing dinners. Reservations are suggested. Participating restaurants include: Pine Lodge Steakhouse, Uno Chicogo Grill, Ace’s Run Restaurant & Pub, Dutch’s at Silver Tree, Mountain State Brewing Co. and The Manor Steakhouse. Also, McHenry Beverage is having a special wine tasting. Continue reading Spotlight on Deep Creek Lake Art, Wine & Beer Festival

Deep Creek Event Guide for Mid-Summer 2018

Your Deep Creek event guide for mid-summer 2018 is filled with lots of fun happenings. The entire family can enjoy outings that give you the opportunity to explore the Deep Creek Lake area. As an added bonus, many of them are FREE!

Deep Creek Event Guide

Deep Creek Event Guide

Stage Wisp Summer Concert Series
Wednesdays through August 29, 6:30-9PM

Free summer concerts on the lawn at Wisp Resort are accompanied by beautiful sunsets. Bring some chairs and tap your feet to local and regional musical acts.

Pocket Park Movies
Thursdays through August 16, Movies Begin at Dusk

Pocket Park movies are fun nights for the whole family! Bring your chairs or blanket and come out to the Mountain Fresh Pavilion in downtown Oakland. Plus, they are free!

Yoga in the Lavender Field
Fridays through August 10, 9-10AM

Experience gentle stretch yoga while surrounded by the scent of lavender. Bring a mat and straps if you have them.  Sip lavender infused iced tea after your the session. The Lavender Farm is located between McHenry and Accident. Continue reading Deep Creek Event Guide for Mid-Summer 2018

Deep Creek Lake State Park Quick Guide

Deep Creek Lake State Park is a favorite spot during all four seasons. There are tons of fun activities, and the scenery is spectacular! Your entire family could easily spend the whole day here. Also many areas of the park are dog friendly!

deep creek lake state park

Deep Creek Lake State Park Day Use Areas

The park encompasses about 1,800 acres. The day use facilities include the park’s waterfront and picnic areas. You can access it from 8 a.m. until sunset. Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there are two guarded swimming beaches. Bring your lunch, and take advantage of picnic tables and grills. There are three playgrounds as well. You can fish from the shoreline when you’re not playing in the sand with the kids.

Currently, Wisp Resort operates the Beach Hut at Deep Creek Lake State Park. They rent canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, beach chairs and tubes. Paddling into Carmel Cove is a great way to enjoy the scenery. Continue reading Deep Creek Lake State Park Quick Guide

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market is one of my favorite things about summer in Garrett County. Vegetables, fruit, locally raised meat, farm fresh eggs, honey and pottery are just a few of the items you can pick up. Also, my kids love it too! They enjoy helping to choose the different, brightly colored veggies to take home. It is truly a highlight of life in Western Maryland.

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market

About Mountain Fresh Farmers Market

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market is sponsored by the Mountain Fresh Producers Association. It is a non-profit group of farmers, bakers, artisans and cooks. Vendors must create the items that they sell. Continue reading Mountain Fresh Farmers Market

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Summer Activities-McHenry, Maryland History

 

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Summer Activities-McHenry, Maryland History

Greetings from Deep Creek Lake-Summer Activities-McHenry, Maryland History. This weekend is a little slow on events but never comes up shy on the vast amount of summer activities. The tubers and fishermen have been steady on the lake as the weather remains perfect here at the lake. I noticed local ski and wakeboard instructor Greg Rouse on the water barefoot skiing at 6am a few days back, which is the most exciting/interesting thing I have seen on the lake.

 Weekly update Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Marina has recently acquired the popular Lakeside Club from DC Development and has re-directed the course from how it operates. There is a full-term commitment to their clients and the new ‘Deep Creek Marina Club’ is sharing this wonderful amenity with them on several different levels. Here are more details.

 

Deep Creek Marina is proud to announce the opening of the Deep Creek Marina Club.  We have never been so excited to give something back to our customers as this private club. We believe we have come up with the ultimate customer loyalty program that exceeds any points programs and other typical customer loyalty programs by tenfold and we are pretty certain you’ll agree.    

 

DEEP CREEK MARINA CLUB

     Would you like to have another boating destination on Deep creek Lake? One that you can call your own? Well, now you have it.  Members get their own private club to hang out and socialize or just kick back and relax. The Deep Creek Marina Club was conceptualized as a way to capture the boating lifestyle for our customers and offer an additional boating destination (plenty of parking by auto as well).  The Club currently offers incredible gourmet sandwiches and Pizzettes.  You can pick from our boat brand sandwich menu or build your own just the way you want it. We also offer weekend and daily food and drink specials. Beer, Wine, and top shelf liquor are offered exclusively for our members and their guests.   Best of all membership is free to our boat owners (certain restrictions apply). 

Other benefits of membership include complimentary use of paddleboards, pedalboats, and kayaks, use of the lakefront tables and Adirondack chairs that make for a pleasant afternoon, or evening outing.  Kids or kids at heart can relax with our indoor pool table and game room and there is even a spot for little kids right where mom and dad can keep an eye on them and still enjoy the club offerings.  Hours for June are Thursday- Monday 11

 

Betsy captured this photo last week of a fox in the middle of the day which is very rare. It’s kind of neat photo because you’ll notice a reflection in the glass of the front door which gives the illusion of two foxes.

 

Weekly update Deep Creek Lake

Here is the flood of new lakefront listings that have come on the market over the last 30 days – http://mrislistings.mris.com/DE.asp?ID=52730674197.

And for a little trivia…DID YOU KNOW…?

Dr. James McHenry, Secretary of War during the administrations

of Presidents Washington and Adams, purchased

almost 1,000 acres in the Buffalo Marsh area

which is today known as Marsh Run Cove or McHenry

Cove. After James and his son William died, a nephew,

John McHenry, moved to the Buffalo Marsh property.

After the death of John and his wife, the land passed

through many hands but today we know the area as

McHenry.

 

Deep Creek Lake-Wakeboarding

   Deep Creek Lake-Wakeboarding

Deep Creek Lake-Wakeboarding

Deep Creek Lake-Wakeboarding. As summer winds down and the kids start to get back to school, there is still time to enjoy one of my favorite summer sports without the mid-summer traffic normally on the lake. The boats on the lake become a little more sporadic helping in producing optimum wakeboard conditions which are no wake and pure glass. There is nothing more exciting than getting up on a wakeboard and having the perfect mirror lake reflecting the mountains off the water while doing 20 or so miles per hour. You don’t have to bust big airs to feel the stoke of wakeboarding. Just kick back with your friends and family and enjoy the experience. I often hear people saying, “Wow, I can’t believe summer is over already” or “summer flies by faster and faster each year as you get older”. Make it a priority to enjoy every moment you can with your family and friends in this gift of life that we are all fortunately given. Take my advice and put wakeboarding on your list of to-do’s in late summer, and find the treasures of memories that are awaiting you and your family.

Deep Creek Lake-Wakeboarding

Deep Creek Lake-Wakeboarding

Deep Creek Lake-Bust Largeness Wakeboard Contest

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

 

Deep Creek Lake-Bust Largeness Wakeboard Contest
Deep Creek Lake-Bust Largeness Wakeboard Contest

Deep Creek Lake-Bust Largeness Wakeboard Contest

Deep Creek Lake-Bust Largeness Wakeboard Contest

Deep Creek Lake-Bust Largeness Wakeboard Contest. It’s easy to see how this event was missed by the masses as I can’t really recall hearing much about it before the event took place.  However, High Mountain Sports put together a spectacular event with locals and out-of-town pros alike.  The contestants, both men and women, put on an amazing display of what the human body can do attached to a 45-foot rope and a small epoxy wakeboard strapped to their feet.  I personally am not up to date with the wakeboard trick lingo but I described them to my wife as being mcflips, el rolos and of course very large airs.  Contestants were launching off what appeared to be a 3-foot wake and catching at least 8-10’ airs, which had the crowd along the bank applauding these young daredevils.  Boats lined up on the water on the strip of DCL in between Rock Lodge Road and Garrett Highway to witness the Bust Largeness contest that was held directly across the street from High Mountain Sports.  Deep
Creek Marina supplied a brand spanking new Malibu Wakesetter to help provide the contestants with premium wakeboard conditions.  They also brought another state-of-the-art wakeboard boat, a Malibu Axis, for the spectators to check out during the event.  To round it out, Johnny Rock provided enough wattage to blast ripples of sound through the water with some hip, energetic background music.  Betsy and I have been known to do a few bunny hops over the wake during our summer dawn patrol sessions but we’ll leave the largeness airs to the professionals!

 

Deep Creek Lake-Bust Largeness Wakeboard Contest

Deep Creek Lake-Bust Largeness Wakeboard Contest
Deep Creek Lake-Bust Largeness Wakeboard Contest

Deep Creek Lake-Mud Bog-Garrett County Fair

Deep Creek Lake-Mud Bog-Garrett County Fair
Mud Bog Bug

 

Deep Creek Lake-Mud Bog-Garrett County Fair
Dash For Cash

Deep Creek Lake-Mud Bog-Garrett County Fair. The crowd was amped for the annual mud bog competition at the Garrett County Fair and the weather was fantastic. Classes ranged from stock to modified to super modified. The thunder roared through the fairgrounds as these gung-ho men and women tried to blast off across this 100’ mud pit. This year the mud was extra slippery and deep which made for challenging conditions to say the least. There was also the “dash for cash”, which lines up pairs of ladies in hand holding positions with the mission of running (yuck, yuck) from the start of the mud pit all the way through to the finish while trying not to be disqualified by letting go of your partner’s hand. I am sure that many ladies lost shoes and some had a hard time getting their legs unstuck from theGarrettCountymud. This event is always a success and a heck of a lot of fun to either participate in, or to watch with the family.

Deep Creek Lake-Mud Bog-Garrett County Fair
Ring of Fire

Accident Maryland Annual 4th of July Parade 2012

Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Betsy Spiker Holcomb Deep Creek Lakes Favorite Realtor
Accident Maryland Annual 4th of July Parade 2012
Accident Maryland Annual 4th of July Parade
Accident Maryland Annual 4th of July Parade 2012
Accident Maryland Annual 4th of July Parade

Accident Maryland Annual 4th of July Parade

Accident Maryland Annual 4th of July Parade 2012
Accident Maryland Annual 4th of July Parade

Accident Maryland Annual 4th of July Parade 2012. This parade represents United States small town living at its finest! The annual 4th of July parade in Accident Maryland is just a few minutes outside of popular Deep Creek Lake. This event just screams All American, apple pie, good-time living, and I think the hundreds of people who jammed the streets of this town would certainly agree. I have families that are of college age who have been participating in this parade since they were in diapers. They made the pilgrimage from Virginia and Wisconsin to once again be involved in this parade.  It was a treat seeing an assembly line of vintage cars, floats, fire trucks, marching bands and folks on horseback. Garrett counties own Delegate Wendell Beitzel and Maryland Senator George C. Edwards also participated in the parade.  My beautiful and newly pregnant wife Betsy and I relaxed street side in the shade under a huge mature Silver Maple dreaming of the day in the near future that our child would start his or hers participation in this fantastic event. Be sure not to miss it next year!

Kayaking on Deep Creek Lake

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

Kayaking on Deep Creek Lake

I’m not afraid to be the broken record here at Deep Creek Lake by yet again bragging about perfect temperatures here at the lake. Seriously! You can’t make this stuff up! Late summer mornings on the lake are ideal for your recreation of choice or just kick off your shoes and take a load off.

Kayaking on Deep Creek Lake
Kayaking on Deep Creek Lake

 

Here’s a thought…Go rent yourself a Kayak, find yourself a nice glassy shoreline and round up your sweetheart to go for a lazy adventure. Come on people, this is a sport that you don’t have to be a triathlon champ or a muscle head to enjoy. Gently dip your paddle in peaceful DCL and get yourself a nice chill glide going.  Take notice of the amazing views that you may have passed before too quickly on a boat. Kayaking is a great way to absorb new things around the lake that you have overlooked before. More importantly it’s a great way to calm your mind while having a delightful experience. Don’t put if off any longer. Come enjoy this special time of the year when the crowds have thinned down and the lake is perfect for this fantastic sport.

Kayaking on Deep Creek Lake
Kayaking on Deep Creek Lake