The Top Maryland State Parks Near Our Hotel

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

maryland state parks The Deep Creek area is home to many amazing Maryland State Parks, packed with activities, beautiful scenery and native wildlife. When planning your next vacation to Deep Creek Lake, you’ll want to have an itinerary with lots of outdoor exploration and these Maryland State Parks are the best place to do just that.

Our Deep Creek Lake Hotel is on the North end of the lake, which puts us in a great location to the surrounding Maryland State Parks—it’s only about 30 minutes or closer from our Inn. Allow us to take care of your morning meal and coffee. We offer a 3-course home cooked breakfast that will fuel you up for your day adventuring through these Maryland State Parks.

When you’re ready to relax after hiking in the wilderness, Lake Pointe Inn has everything you need to recuperate and feel rejuvenated. From our spa services and modern guest room amenities to our stunning lake front grounds and fire pit area, you’ll find a place to reset in the best way for you. Book your room at our luxury Deep Creek Hotel today!

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Check Out these 6 Great Maryland State Parks Nearby

Whether it’s hiking, biking, boating or nature gazing, you’ll be able to find all of it here in the Maryland State Parks of the Deep Creek Lake area. When you stay with us at our rustic Deep Creek Lake Hotel you’ll be a quick drive (all within a half hour of our location) to each of these Maryland State Parks.

  1. Deep Creek Lake State Park: For a day of hiking, just head about 20 minutes from our Inn to this Maryland State Park. There are 9 maintained hiking trails ranging in difficulty from super easy to expert level. The most popular trail is Beckmans Trail, which takes you past the historic Brant Coal Mine.
  2. Swallow Falls State Park: A must at this Maryland State Park is Muddy Creek Falls. This 53-foot waterfall is a sight to see! If the weather cooperates, guests often wade into the water here, getting a super up-close look at the falls. For those who prefer to not get wet, there are plenty of dry viewing options too.
  3. Herrington Manor State Park: Not that you’ll want to leave the beauty of our Deep Creek Lake, but if you feel like swimming or canoeing elsewhere, Herrington Lake is a pretty spot for spending the afternoon on the water.
  4. Casselman River Bridge State Park: For an Instagram worthy photo, check out this 1813 single-span stone arch bridge in Grantsville, Maryland. The 80 feet of bridge is now only open to pedestrians and it’s a popular picnic spot with a gorgeous backdrop.
  5. New Germany State Park: If you really want to disconnect for a day, head to this Maryland State Park, and when we say “diconnect” we mean there’s zero cell service here, so you’ll really be off map. There are 10-miles of multi use trails and a small lake for swimming.
  6. Potomac-Garrett State Forest: The 19,000 acres of this forest is made up of a diverse mix of trees, from oaks and maples to ash and birch, you’ll be amazed by the quality of these woods. Trails are mountain biking friendly here and a favorite hike is the Rock Maze Trail, where you navigate through tall boulders of all sizes.

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Find Time to Fully Relax at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel

After a long day exploring all of the beauty Maryland State Parks have to offer, you’ll love heading back to our luxury Inn. If you’re still full of energy, take out one of our kayaks for a sunset paddle or play a round of croquet on our grassy lawn. Or if you’re just ready to retreat to your room, you’ll love our suites with steam showers and jacuzzi tubs.

What better way to spend a day after hiking or biking through these Maryland State Parks than in the Spa. Plan ahead and book your hot stone massage or Swedish massage for the next morning and start your day refreshed and ready to go all over again. Check our availability and stay at the best Deep Creek Lake hotel for your next outdoor adventure getaway!  

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