Fall Foliage Drives at Deep Creek Lake

Deep Creek Lake Maryland, is a very popular spot for viewing fall foliage or leaf peeping, as it is sometimes called. Western Maryland has a wide variety of deciduous trees, including maple, oak, and ash, that turn brilliant shades of red, orange, and yellow. The area is particularly well-known for its vibrant autumn colors, which are most spectacular in late September and early October.Β 

Take the High Road to Laurel Highlands!

Take a ride from the shores of Deep Creek Lake through the uncommercialized Amish Country near Springs, Pa. Stop at the Observation tower at Mt Davis (the highest point in Pa 3,213 ft) and pass by Deer Lake, High Pointe Lake and Forbes State Park. The changing colors will dazzle you!

Directions: From Deep Creek Lake – take Route 219 North to Route 40 East towards Grantsville. Take a left onto Route 669 toward Springs, Pa. You are certain to see a horse and buggy along this route! Pass through Springs, Pa and continue toward St. Paul. This road will take you to Mt. Davis, the highest point in Pa. On the left of the historic marker is a parking area where you can walk up the 50 foot observation tower and view the surrounding countryside. Several hiking trails are marked, if you wish to linger here.

Upon leaving the parking area, continue west toward Listonburg, Pa through the Forbes State Park – passing Deer Lake and High Point Lake. This scenic road will take you to Route 40 in Addison, Pa. Take 40 East to Route 219 South to return to Deep Creek Lake.

Alternate Route to Home (Baltimore, Washington Area)
If you are heading back to the DC – Baltimore area – you may wish to take this route back to Route 68 to view the beautiful ridges and their fall colors.

From the Inn – Take Route 219 South. Take a left onto Glendale Road (shortly after passing Uno’s). When it comes to a β€œT”, take a left onto route #495 (Bittinger Road). Enjoy the scenery overlooking Big Run State Park – and don’t forget to stop at the Monroe Run overlook! Route 495 will take you to Route 68 in Grantsville. Drive safely and enjoy the scenery!

If you are returning to the Inn, you may wish to continue on #495 until it reaches Route 40. Take Route 40 West, through Grantsville. Take a step back in time and stop in at the Spruce Forest Artisan Village – to view the artisans at work. Continue on 40 until you reach Route 219 South – which will lead you back to Lake Pointe Inn.

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