4 Deep Creek Lake Winter Activities

Deep Creek Lake, Maryland is a perfect destination for travel year-round.  The lake calls visitors from far and wide during the spring and summer, the changing colors of the leaves attract fall travelers, and the snowy winters are ideal for winter sports and seasonal pastimes.  When you plan your next cold-weather getaway to Lake Pointe Inn, be sure to try these Deep Creek Lake winter activities.


This fast-paced activity is popular among thrill seekers looking for Deep Creek Lake winter activities. The Nordic Center at  Wisp Resort has guided rides on trails and in backcountry settings for those who desire someone with knowledge of the area to show them the way.  This option is also ideal for those who don’t want to rent a snowmobile for an extended period of time.  For those who have snowmobiles or are interested in snowmobile rentals, Deep Creek Lake State Park has 5.5 miles of trail suitable for snowmobiling on the Meadow Mountain trail.  Snowmobile rentals in Deep Creek Lake are available from several places for visitors. In February locals participate in drag races at Winter’s Field in nearby Oakland. And hardcore riders who like to live on the wild side take their snowmobiles to the frozen waters of Deep Creek Lake itself which has thousands of acres of coverage and 65 miles of shoreline, but this pastime is too risky for most! (The Lake Pointe Inn does not rent snowmobiles)

Skiing & Snowboarding

One of the classic Deep Creek Lake winter activities is skiing.  Wisp Resort has trails for skiers of all levels and offers lessons and equipment for rental.  If you’d like to rush down the mountain but want an experience that’s slightly different from skiing, snowboarding is also popular.  Along with taking on the slopes, boarders and freestyle skiers can try their skills at one of the terrain parks.  While they’re the most popular pastimes at Wisp, skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only Deep Creek Lake winter activities on the property.  Ice skating, snowshoeing, tubing, and more also entertain winter visitors.

Sleigh Rides

Nothing will get you into the seasonal festive spirit better than a sleigh ride through the beautiful landscape surrounding Deep Creek Lake.  Pleasant Valley Dream Rides in Oakland is only twenty minutes from the lake and offers these idyllic winter excursions for visitors to enjoy when snow covers the ground. Covered up in warm blankets, you’ll enjoy the insight of a local driver who will share inside information and area lore during your ride. Day and night rides are available so you can enjoy the peace of the snowy fields under the sunshine or the stars.

Staying at Lake Pointe Inn

We may be biased, but we believe the best out of all the Deep Creek Lake activities is staying at Lake Pointe Inn.  Our McHenry, MD bed and breakfast is an ideal setting for a winter getaway.  Situated right on the shores of Deep Creek Lake, our guests can enjoy all of the above activities and more.  Borrow the Inn’s snowshoes for a nordic adventure and then cozy up by the fire in our Arts and Crafts style common room or in your own room. Our beautiful and comfortable guest rooms and suites are each individually decorated with their own personalities and offer private baths with tubs and showers, some featuring spa tubs and steam showers.  At Lake Pointe Inn, you’ll also get a full hot breakfast each morning, which is the perfect fuel for Deep Creek Lake winter activities.  From the warm and cozy decor and luxurious amenities to the fantastic location near area attractions, Lake Pointe Inn offers guests a truly memorable winter getaway.

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