Discover Deep Creek

You don’t have to travel far to get away at this four-season resort area, just across the West Virginia-Maryland border.

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Did you know Deep Creek is just 50 miles from Morgantown? With skiing, shopping, dining, and more, you’ll love getting away in Maryland. Dive in and discover the exciting winter activities this town has to offer. Here are just a handful of places to visit while in Deep Creek this winter season.

 

Visit

Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County is Maryland’s largest freshwater lake, covering 65 miles of shoreline. This four-season resort area offers cross-country skiing, ice skating, laser tag, rides on the mountain coaster, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and snow tubing. During the winter, venture out onto frozen waters for ice fishing, wind skiing, or ice skating. Book a stay with Railey Mountain Lake Vacations or stay in a log cabin and take in every serene moment around the lake. 301.387.4386; visitdeepcreek.com

Pleasant Valley Dream Rides This is a must! Hitch a ride on a Deep Creek sleigh ride! Reservations are required. 1689 Pleasant Valley Road, Oakland, Maryland, 21550; 301.334.1688; pleasantvalleydreamrides.com

Wisp is known as a four-season ski, golf, and recreational destination resort—with 132 acres of ski terrain and a world-renowned, energy-efficient snowmaking system. Not a skier? No worries! Wisp also offers snowshoeing, snowmobiling, snow tubing, canopy tours, and more. 296 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry, Maryland 21541; 301.387.4000; wispresort.com

 

Shop

Bear Creek Traders has everything under the sun! Find kids’ toys, Deep Creek Lake souvenirs, home goods, apparel, food, and more. Check it out at the Market Square Plaza, Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 24586 Garrett Highway, McHenry, Maryland 21541; 301.387.2830

Deep Creek Sweets For all those chocoholics out there, Deep Creek Sweets has plenty of delights to fulfill your cravings. Gourmet dark chocolate strawberries, fudge, and milk chocolate chips are just a few of the shop’s daily handmade treats. Deep Creek Sweets is widely known for its award-winning truffles, but you’ll also find sugar-free candy and dog treats at this all-around cool store. 1550 Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, Maryland 21541; 301.387.7979; deepcreeksweets.com

Schoolhouse Earth Find a fine selection of unique gifts, collectibles, and gourmet food at Schoolhouse Earth. The store carries a diverse selection of home and garden products, fashion items, jewelry, books, and more. Shop the year-round Christmas showroom. Also be sure to check out the assortment of outdoor garden and patio items. Serving a daily rotation of food samples, Schoolhouse Earth is sure to make your shopping experience delicious. The shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 1224 Friendsville Road, Friendsville, Maryland 21531; 301.746.8603; 800.223.4930; schoolhouseearth.com

 

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