The Ultimate List of Things to Do in McHenry MD this Year

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, this year at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel

If you’re starting to plan your next getaway from the busy metropolitan areas of Maryland, there’s a beautiful destination worth the road trip. Visiting Deep Creek Lake is just one of the many things to do in McHenry, MD, and we can guarantee you’ll feel the stress wash away as you pull into our charming small town. Vacations should be all about resetting, refreshing, and being pampered! Deep Creek Lake offers the ideal backdrop for couples to unwind. 

Western Maryland is known for its lush forests, wild waterways, and pristine lakes. Outdoor lovers will have their pick of miles and miles of hiking trails, mountain biking routes, skiing and snowboarding at Wisp Ski Resort, and boating on the largest freshwater lake in Maryland. However, vacations can vary from couple to couple, and if you’re a pair that prefers to do less on your getaways, Deep Creek Lake is also an excellent place for that, especially when you make our Deep Creek Lake bed and breakfast your homebase. 

Lake Pointe Inn, a locally owned boutique hotel, is nestled on a quiet inlet of the lake with stunning views, luxurious amenities, and welcoming hospitality. Our 12-room Inn offers a private space for couples to spend quality time together, either out on adventures or cozied up by the fire with a glass of wine in hand. Each morning, we’ll prepare a fresh and hearty breakfast, one less item to plan for on your getaway. You’ll be fueled and ready to explore all the best things to do in McHenry, MD, and beyond at Deep Creek Lake. Book your lodging today! 

Things to Do in McHenry, MD, a happy couple hiking in the woods

Explore the Fun Things to Do in McHenry, MD & Deep Creek Lake

Our charming small town on the lake is the perfect vacation destination! There are so many fun things to do in McHenry, MD, especially for those who enjoy outdoor recreation and spending endless hours surrounded by our picturesque scenery. 

Here’s our top eight things to do in McHenry, MD, this year: 

  1. Swallow Falls State Park: To witness this popular state park’s highest free-falling waterfall, Muddy Creek Falls. The Canyon Trail is the perfect 1.4-mile for hikers of all skill levels, and it hits all the best highlights of Swallow Falls State Park.
  2. Four Seasons at Wisp Resort: This four-season resort is one of the biggest attractions and one of the best things to do in McHenry, MD. From skiing and snowboarding in the winter to scenic lift rides, golf courses, and mountain bike trails in the summer and fall, you’ll find hours of adventure just across the street from our Deep Creek Lake Hotel. 
  3. Adventure Sports Center International: For some fun and safe white water rafting, head to the mountaintop above Wisp Resort and try your hand at this constructed rafting course. 
  4. Boat Rentals from High Mountain Sports: For year-round rentals, the experts at this adventure center will set you up with the best gear for exploring the lake. 
  5. Sang Run State Park: Step back in time at Sang Run State Park, which is a homestead formerly known as Friends Delight and dates back to the early 1800s. There are 2.5 miles of hiking trails ideal for any skill level. 
  6. Monkey Business Adventure Park: This is one of the best things to do in McHenry, MD, for thrill seekers. Climb high and check out these fun ropes courses and ziplines. 
  7. Deep Creek Lake Breweries: There are two breweries in McHenry for craft beers and meals! Mountain State Brewing is a favorite for tasty beers, wood-fired pizza, and outdoor seating. And Short Story Brewing is perfect for a flight in the cozy tasting room.
  8. Live Music at MoonShadow: For fresh organic menus, craft cocktails, and live music, you’ll want to head to this local restaurant and music venue—one of the best things to do in McHenry on a warm summer’s night. 
Things to Do in McHenry, MD, photo of our Deep Creek Lake Hotel

Comfortable Lodging at our Deep Creek Lake Hotel

Once you have fully explored all the best things to do in McHenry, MD, and around the lake, you’ll love returning to our welcoming and comfortable boutique hotel with bed and breakfast-style amenities. Our inn is located on the lakefront and offers 12 impeccable guest rooms, the small scale of our property allows us to provide each guest with the best service. Our professional and personable staff is always available to assist you with any requests or recommendations during your stay.

You’ll find everything you need in your private guest suite to fully relax and unwind. Every morning during your stay, you’ll wake refreshed in your comfortable bed to breathtaking views. Depending on your room, those vistas will be of the sparkling lake, our award-winning gardens, or the slopes at Wisp Resort. Every room is equipped with a stunning en suite bathroom with spa-like amenities, including jetted soaking tubs, spacious showers, and luxurious soaps and lotions. Slip into your plush robe and take advantage of the peaceful atmosphere of our adults-only resort! 

There’s a long list of other fantastic and exclusive amenities at our Deep Creek lodging property. Our sweeping lawns reach the lake line, where you’ll find our dock with kayaks available for guests to borrow. Depending on the weather, our pontoon boat takes guests out for an afternoon sail, and we spark a fire in our outdoor pit for excellent evenings in the warm and glow. Join us in McHenry, MD, this year! Book your room here. 

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