The Ultimate List of Things to do in Deep Creek, MD, in 2023

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

The New Year is the best time to start making resolutions, and one of our favorites is to travel more! For those hoping to explore the beautiful state of Maryland, there are so many great things to do in Deep Creek Lake, MD. From outdoor adventures and historical attractions to days spent on the lake and delicious dining, we have it all at Deep Creek. Outdoor lovers will feel particularly in paradise with abundant hiking trails to explore.

Of all the fantastic things to do in Deep Creek, MD, one of the best is booking your stay at our¬†Deep Creek Lake Hotel. Not only is our lakefront location ideal‚ÄĒwe’re nestled on a private corner of Deep Creek Lake‚ÄĒso you’ll be surrounded by the quiet woods and calm waters, but only a few minutes away from the popular destinations, state parks, restaurants, and outdoor activities.

If one of your other New Year’s resolutions is to spend more quality time with your partner‚ÄĒthe¬†luxurious guest suites¬†at Lake Pointe Inn are the place to do it!¬†Head over to our availability calendar and book today!

Things to do in Deep Creek, stand up paddle boarder on the lake

Best Things to do in Deep Creek, MD, this Year

As a year-round destination for couples’ getaways, friend’s trips, and solo retreats, the Deep Creek Lake area is perfect for vacations filled with outdoor recreation, adventures on the water, and exploring the charming small towns near the lake. But it’s also a fantastic place to relax and refresh your mind and body‚ÄĒyou’ll find it all here!

Here are the best things to do in Deep Creek, MD, this year, arranged by season:

Spring at Deep Creek Lake:

  1. Spring is about new beginnings and fresh starts, the perfect time for a getaway to Deep Creek Lake filled with massages, meditation, and a focus on wellness. Spring is the Goldilocks season for hiking in the area, with an abundance of trails of varying difficulty at the nearby Maryland State Parks.
  2. Checking out the best restaurants in Deep Creek Lake is a great activity any time of year, but many of the establishments around town offer seasonally-driven menus, which are always bursting with fresh spring produce.
  3. Our area’s rich history translates to fantastic antique and collectible shops, ideal for a day of treasure hunting in the surrounding towns and villages. Take a day trip to the¬†Spruce Forest Artisan Village¬†for works from local artists.

Things to do this Summer on the Lake:

  1. Summer is the most popular time to visit the lake, of course, because swimming, boating, and lounging by the water are the best things to do in Deep Creek Lake, MD.
  2. We offer a lovely dock directly on the lake, perfect for relaxing with a good book, yoga, or just soaking up the sunshine. Not all Deep Creek Lake Hotels have this offering!
  3. During the warmer months, there’s an abundance of outdoor things to do in Deep Creek Lake; we always suggest a nice hike at¬†Deep Creek Lake State Park¬†(best followed by a dip in the lake and an ice cream cone from¬†Lakeside Creamery!)

The Vibrant Colors of Fall:

  1. One could argue that Fall is the most beautiful season here, as all the things to do in Deep Creek Lake, MD, are even better with a stunning backdrop of autumn colors. A few of the most picturesque places to take these golden hues are Swallow Falls State Park, Blackwater Falls State Park, and scenic drives around the lake.
  2. The annual¬†Autumn Glory Festival¬†celebrates everything Fall with a five-day festive event that includes parades, scenic drives, a “turkey trail” for the best turkey dinners, and much more!
  3. Fall is also a cozy time to check out the Deep Creek Lake breweries for locally brewed ales, tasty food menus, and lively spaces to relax and unwind. Mountain State Brewing is a favorite for beer tasting and wood-fired pizza!

Wintertime Things to do in Deep Creek Lake, MD:

  1. Snow is abundant in our area, so those who enjoy downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing, you’re in luck.¬†Wisp Ski Resort¬†is just across the street from our Deep Creek Lake Hotel, offering all of the above winter recreations, as well as snow tubing, shopping, and dining opportunities.
  2. All Earth Eco Tours offers fantastic snowshoeing tours in the nearby state parks and Garrett State Forest.
  3. If you’re on a cozy, romantic winter¬†getaway, you must book a classic horse-drawn sleigh ride with¬†Pleasant Valley Dream Rides.
Things to do in Deep Creek, MD, two women doing yoga out on the dock at the Lake Pointe Inn

The Best Activities at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel to Enjoy as a Guest:

Honestly, suppose you’re visiting Deep Creek Lake for a relaxing couple’s getaway or just time to reset. In that case, you won’t need to leave our¬†Deep Creek Hotel¬†very often‚ÄĒwe provide plenty of activities on the lake and amenities for you to enjoy. Here are the best things to do in Deep Creek Lake, MD, at the hotel:

  1. Book an on-site massage in our relaxing and calming spa room with professional practitioners and luxurious products.
  2. The Sauna Room is the best place to feel the dry heat warm your body and soul.
  3. We offer a complimentary boat ride in the afternoon for our Inn guests (weather-dependent), and it’s always one of the best things to do in Deep Creek Lake, MD, during your stay.
  4. Spend leisurely days on the dock on the lake relaxing, stretching, or reading.
  5. Yard games and seating areas abound! From rocking chairs on the wrap-around porch or a swaying hammock under a tree to a big grassy lawn for croquet, you’ll find plenty to do at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel.
  6. In the evenings, you’ll often find most of our guests sitting by the outdoor fire pit with wine and roasting house-made marshmallows for s’mores.
  7. As a guest, one of the best things to do in Deep Creek Lake, MD, is curl up in your¬†guest suite¬†surrounded by comfort! En-suite bathrooms offer a welcome reprieve, and you’ll love relaxing on the big, luxurious beds.

Join us in the lap of luxury on the lake and book your luxurious accommodations today!

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