The Best Things to do in McHenry, MD this Summer

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

Things to do in McHenry, MD, a beautiful aerial photo of the Deep Creek Lake area

The majority of the visitors to Deep Creek Lake come for time on the beautiful and pristine waters of Maryland’s largest freshwater lake. But for those who long for vacations filled with diverse activities, you’re in luck, as there are plenty of fun things to do in McHenry, MD, and during your stay. From fantastic dining establishments and antique stores to boat rentals and Wisp Resort, there’s no shortage of adventures to add to your itinerary.

Thankfully, outdoor enthusiasts will be in absolute paradise in the Deep Creek Lake area. So many of the best things to do in McHenry, MD, involve beautiful trails through picturesque woodlands with waterfalls and streams. In fact, Garrett County offers guests more than 40 hiking and biking trails to explore, many state parks, including the ever-popular Swallow Falls State Park, and so much more. You’ll get your fill of fresh air during your visit. 

Deep Creek Lake is one of Maryland’s most popular travel destinations, so it’s key to book your lodging early. Our luxurious Deep Creek Lake Bed and Breakfast is directly on the shores of the lake and right nearby all of the best things to do in McHenry, MD.

On-site, you’ll find fantastic amenities as well, from our massage room and sauna, shared spaces with cozy seating, and our private dock on the lake (we even take guests out on an afternoon boat ride during the warmer months.) Our comfortable and spacious guest rooms are perfect for relaxing after a busy day. You won’t have to go far to enjoy the great activities in the area—check out our upcoming availability and book your room today! 

Things to do in McHenry, MD, happy couple enjoying a glass of wine near the Lake at our Deep Creek Lake Bed and Breakfast

Exciting Things to do in McHenry, MD, This Summer

Vacations can look very different depending on the person. Some folks love to do as little as possible, which here at our Deep Creek Lake Bed and Breakfast means leisurely time at the dock, relaxing in the spa, and reading in the hammock. But for those who thrive on adventures, there are so many great things to do in McHenry, MD, during your stay.

And thankfully, if you join us for a more extended getaway, you could do all of the above. Here are the top ten things to do in McHenry, MD, this summer: 

  1. Summer Activities at Wisp Resort: As Maryland’s only four-season downhill ski resort, Wisp Resort offers visitors to Deep Creek Lake a long list of adventures, including two award-winning golf courses (and disc golf), zip lines, a whitewater rafting course, hiking and biking trails, and so much more. And it’s just across the street from our Deep Creek Bed and Breakfast. This is by far one of the best things to do in McHenry, MD!
  2. Adventure Sports Center International: If whitewater rafting and kayaking sounds like your kind of outing, hop in and try the mile-long manufactured loop with mild and intense rapids on top of Wisp Mountain.
  3. High Mountain Sports: The people that work and run High Mountain Sports are the experts in everything about outdoor recreation at Deep Creek Lake. The company was founded in 1987, and they’ve been outfitting tourists and locals alike for more than 30 years for the best adventures and Deep Creek boat rentals.
  4. Swallow Falls State Park: Just outside of McHenry, this popular Maryland State Park offers visitors the beautiful Muddy Creek Falls, the highest free-falling waterfall in the state, as well as fantastic hiking trails and historic sites. 
  5. Sang Run State Park: This homestead dates back to the early 1800s, and the land was donated to the state in 2008. This is one of the best things to do in McHenry, MD: step back in time and explore the 2.5 miles of hiking trails through meadows and beautiful woodlands. 
  6. Mountain State Brewing: This taproom and pizzeria is a great place to add to your lunch or dinner plans in Deep Creek Lake. They offer four flagship brews to order by flight, pint, or pitcher. 
  7. MoonShadow: This is a fantastic stop in McHenry for vegetarian and vegan options, live music, and a farm-to-table dining atmosphere. They also have plenty of craft brews and cocktails to enjoy! 
  8. Deep Creek Lake Discovery Center: Located at the Deep Creek Lake State Park, pop into the discovery center before heading out to enjoy the lake or the hiking trails. Check out the Scales and Tales exhibit at the Aviary, where they care for injured creatures unable to survive in the wild. 
  9. Deep Creek Lavender Farm: Just a quick drive from McHenry, this lavender farm is a lovely place to visit during the blooming season in June and July. Head out to the fields and pick your own fragrant bouquet. 
  10. Funland: Channel your inner child and head to this activity center for mini-golf, go-karts, and arcade games. 
For more tips and personalized recommendations for things to do in McHenry, MD, feel free to ask your innkeepers! 
One of the best Things to do in McHenry, MD, is stay at our Deep Creek Lake Bed and Breakfast, photo of a romantic guest room

Stay at the Best Deep Creek Lake Bed and Breakfast

After you’ve discovered all of the best things to do in McHenry, MD, our welcoming and comfortable Deep Creek Lake Bed and Breakfast awaits your return. With only 12 impeccable guest rooms, you’ll love the peace and quiet at our Inn on the lakefront. This also gives us the ability to offer each and every guest the absolute best service. Feel free to ask any of our professional and personable staff members for recommendations or requests during your stay. 

You should find everything in your private guest suite to fully relax and unwind. Wake refreshed in your big, comfy bed to stunning views of the sparkling lake, our award-winning gardens, or the slopes at Wisp Resort. You’ll love our en suite bathrooms, many equipped with spa-like amenities from jetted soaking tubs, spacious showers, and lovely soaps and lotions. 

The Friend Room (pictured above) is often referred to as the most romantic choice; it features a king-sized white-dove mattress upon which you can luxuriate with our super lush Comphy bedding. A double-sided fireplace can be enjoyed from both the in-room jacuzzi and the bedroom. This room also has a private reading nook overlooking Marsh Cove and our inviting firepit, which makes this room one of the most popular at the Lake Pointe Inn.

This is just one example of our lovely rooms at our Deep Creek Bed and Breakfast! Reserve your top choice today.  

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