The Best Scenic Drives in Maryland

One of our monthly blog posts on what to see, do, or where to eat on Deep Creek Lake and Western Maryland.

Scenic Drives in Maryland

Some of the most scenic drives in Maryland for stunning fall foliage are near our Deep Creek Lake Bed and Breakfast. Better yet, many of these routes end in fantastic destinations like the famed Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater House, Swallow Falls State Park, Amish Country, and Casselman River Bridge State Park. You’ll weave your way through these country roads, surrounded by native trees showing off bright hues, and take in some fantastic sights framed by your car windows.

One of the best places to stay in Deep Creek Lake is our luxury Lake Pointe Inn on the shores of the lake. Not only will you be surrounded by the stunning fall foliage on our property, but you’ll be in the ideal location to start your adventures on these scenic drives in Maryland. Upon check-in, you’ll see that our beautiful Arts & Crafts-style Inn is one of a kind, with warm hues, wood, and lovely architectural details—and our personable service is unmatched.

Join us at Deep Creek Lake this Fall and book your next getaway today!

Scenic Drives in Maryland

Our Favorite Scenic Drives in Maryland

The Maryland fall foliage is celebrated in this area, so much so that we hold an annual event: the Autumn Glory Festival, bringing people together over turkey dinners, live music, and harvest activities. Part of the itinerary for this event is to encourage guests to take scenic drives in Maryland to take in the fall foliage.

Here are our favorite destinations for scenic drives in Maryland during your stay:

  • Fallingwater House: One of the most iconic landmarks in the country is Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater House, an architectural marvel designed in the classic mid-century modern style, located just about an hour from our Inn. You’ll head north to the charming town of Friendsville and continue onto the PA-381—one of the most scenic drives in Maryland.
  • Swallow Falls State Park: Fall is a beautiful time of year to visit this state park, known for having the largest free-falling waterfall in Maryland. The quick scenic route is about 20 minutes from our Inn for stunning fall colors, Muddy Creek Falls, and hiking trails.
  • Spruce Forest Artisan Village and Amish Country in Springs, PA: On this scenic drive in Maryland, you’ll likely spot an old-fashioned horse and buggy along the way as you enter Amish territory. You’ll find lovely markets for local wares and crafts, and if you continue north to the Spruce Forest Artisan Village, be sure to allot a bit of time to explore this artist’s community.
  • Casselman River Bridge State Park: For one of the most stunning scenic drives in Maryland through the forested countryside, head to this beautiful state park and picnic area, known for the 1813 bridge structure —a national historic landmark and a very Instagram-worthy photo opportunity, especially when the fall colors pop.

Scenic Drives in Maryland

Warm and Welcoming Lodging on Deep Creek Lake

The crisp fall days are beautiful at Deep Creek Lake, especially at our luxury Inn. You’ll wake refreshed in your quiet guest suite, relax, and enjoy the morning views. Join us in the dining room for a freshly brewed cup of our very own Lake Pointe Inn breakfast blend coffee and a vast selection of morning entrees. Each meal includes a baked course (often our famous banana bread) and a fruit course. Breakfast is included with your room rate, and it’s the best way to kick off your day!

We also host a happy hour in the evening with wine and snacks. If weather permits, you’ll love mingling on our outdoor patio space and cozying up by the fire pit in the evenings for conversation. Many a friendship has been formed over drinks and the crackling flames! Head back to your guest suite for the most relaxing evening in, climb into your comfortable bed with fine linens, and enjoy a night of restful sleep.

Start planning your next amazing getaway to Deep Creek Lake and book today!

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