49th Annual Autumn Glory Festival – This event reigns king here at the lake celebrating the Fall season. LINK
Pumpkin Race and Festival– Bring the kiddos and family out to this fun event which entails a pumpkin race through the white water course. LINK
Springs Folk Festival– The Springs Folk Festival invites you to join in the celebration of the arts, skills and labors of our forefathers. Watch the men and women baking bread and weaving, the men hewing logs and threshing grain and the children enjoying themselves on an old-time hayride. LINK
Go Hiking-Take your pick on hundreds of trails throughout Garrett County. LINK
Paddleboard– There is not a better way to see the fall season. A spiritual vantage point. LINK
Take a relaxing drive- Deep Creek lake and the surrounding rural areas come to life with color in the fall. A nice “Sunday drive” is enjoyable any day.
Go fishing- Fishing in the fall can be productive and soothing as you basically have the lake to yourself most mornings.
Visit one of seven State Parks- We have no shortage of state parks here in Garrett County. It’s a wonderful time of the year to enjoy them.LINK
Relax around the fire- Night time is so relaxing when the temps have cooled to sweatshirt weather and the fire’s crackling.
Pontoon boat ride- Take a deep breather and relax to a nice chill pontoon ride around the lake to observe the beauty.
Deep Creek Lake-Sunrise Pontoon Trip. This morning Betsy and I got up at 5am (well I did, later waking Betsy at 5:20am) with our sights set on our first sunrise cruise of the summer. Normally it’s our weekly ritual to enjoy quality time at sunrise, or Dawn Patrol as it’s referred to by surfers. We loaded all our gear up and set sail for the dock where we had the pontoon boat running and pulling out of the slip by 5:45am. Darkness slowly morphed to a grainy grey and as we hit the 219 bridge the sky turned into a fantastic pink hue that reflected through an early morning fisherman’s wake. Fishermen were the only company we would see for the next hour, as we slowly cruised toward the Glendale Bridge. As we approached the bridge we noticed off to our left the sun starting to surge toward the mountain top directly in between the Deep Creek Lake State Park and State Park Road. We turned the boat off and sat there for a good hour watching another beautiful new day being born in Garrett County. Soon the pink glow started to wake up the blue and white glows of mid-morning which signaled us to start heading to Trader’s Coffee House for a fresh cup of coffee, a sausage bagel and a spinach wrap. What a wonderful way to start the work day! After breakfast it was time to do what we love most…helping people find their dream second home here at the lake!