One of our monthly blog posts on what to see, do, or where to eat on Deep Creek Lake and Western Maryland.
Swallow Falls State Park is easily one of Maryland’s most beautiful and popular state parks. The park is situated on the west bank of the Youghiogheny River, and, lucky for us, it’s just 15 minutes from our Deep Creek Lake hotel. There’s plenty to do at Swallow Falls State Park any time of year, spring and summer are great for hiking and exploring, autumn is a magical season when fall foliage begins to appear, and winter is perfect for snowshoeing. You’ll find some of the best Deep Creek Lake hikes here too!
Muddy Creek Falls is the biggest attraction in Swallow Falls State Park; the 54-foot falls is the highest free-falling waterfall in Maryland. The park is also known for its notable collection of towering hemlock trees, some more than 300 years old, making them the oldest in the state. For those fascinated with history, Swallow Falls State Park was once the camp location for Henry Ford, Thomas Edison, and Harvey Firestone.
Just like any adventurous day in the Deep Creek Lake area, a visit to Swallow Falls State Park is best followed up by plenty of relaxing at our luxurious waterfront hotel. Our beautiful Arts and Crafts style Inn is ideal for romantic getaways, couples retreat, or even solo trips to refresh and relax. Our 12 guest suites are each unique but all elegantly appointed with everything you’ll need for a restful and unforgettable stay. We can’t wait to host you at our Deep Creek Lake hotel; book your room today!
There are plenty of things to do at Swallow Falls State Park, including waterfall viewing. It’s a great place to enjoy hiking, fishing, and forest bathing in the warmer months. But guests also love to cross-country ski or snowshoe in the winter. No matter the season, this park is absolutely a natural treasure.
Here are the best things to do at Swallow Falls State Park:
For those who crave adventures out in nature, Swallow Falls State Park is calling your name! After you’ve explored the trails, updated your Instagram story with waterfall pics, and worn yourself out, our Deep Creek Lake hotel will be a welcome reprieve. We love to light up the bonfire in the evenings (weather dependant), and our guests can sip their wine, roast a s’more or two, and join in on the lively conversation.
If you’re totally spent from your day on the nearby Deep Creek Lake hikes, head back to your guest room for a soak in our whirlpool tubs or sit in the sauna for some healing heat. Slip on your robe, cozy up in your big comfy bed, and relax those tired bones. Like most of our Deep Creek Lake hotel guests, they wake up refreshed and ready to hit the trails all over again!
Be sure to join us for breakfast in the dining room for the hearty entrees of your choice, fruit courses, and baked goods. Always paired with our proprietary coffee blend and with a various assortment of teas and other beverages. Mornings at our Deep Creek Lake hotel are part of your unforgettable getaway to Maryland. Join us at our Deep Creek Lake hotel this year and book your room today.
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