After doing some research through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, I discovered some very interesting information. Did you know that Wisp was not the first ski resort in Maryland? That honor goes to New Germany State Park in the 1940’s they had both downhill skiing and cross-country nicknamed “Maryland’s Alps”. This was a premier destination until about the 1960’s. Today the downhill slopes have been reforested but people can still enjoy cross-country skiing. Most people associate Garrett County skiing . . .
This weekend there are a lot of things you can do around Deep Creek Lake! There finally is enough snow on the ground to go cross country skiing, also the slopes at the Wisp should be in perfect condition for skiing and tubing now. Swallow Falls are definitely frozen by now – always a beautiful photo opportunity! On Saturday evening there will be Live Entertainment at the Black Bear, the Moonshadow Cafe and also at the HoniHoni. Another -very tempting- . . .
Don’t bother removing all the snow from your driveway yet…. Just in time for Christmas Winter will give us a break. From Friday on temperatures in the Mid-50s are expected for the Deep Creek Lake area. Seems like we will have to change plans for the weekend a little, from skiing to a walk or a run in the (green) woods. As there is also some rain in the forecast our cars will probably show their original color again soon, . . .
Here is good news to all all-season outdoor enthusiasts: The area around Deep Creek Lake, MD is not only in summer a wonderful playground, but offers lots of outdoor activities in winter, too. For example, the Herrington Manor State Park offers 10miles of groomed trails. If this is not enough, there also is a 5.5 mile trail to connect Herrington Manor with Swallow Falls State Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the quiet in the woods, then go back to . . .
On November 29, 2013 the Wisp Resort in McHenry, MD will kick of the season with its Rail Jam. The event is open to skiers and borders, registration starts at 1pm, competition at 2pm. The same day the ice skating rink as well as the Snow Tubing Park should reopen. Check their website for the latest info and then come to Garrett County, MD for great winter fun!
October 31 not only is a synonym for Halloween, but it does also mark the end of the summer season. Golf Courses will be closing these days, boat docks are being taken out of the lake, restaurants move their outdoor dining furniture back inside, homeowners swap their lawn mowers with snowthrowers and we are all getting ready for Ol’ Man Winter. However, soon enough we hopefully can enjoy all the great winter outdoor activities Garrett County, MD has to offer. . . .
You probably always feel a little mean when you are heading out to go skiing at the Wisp in Garrett County leaving your furry friend behind. Soon you will be sure your pets are having fun, too. They will get their own Spa! Hart for Animals is building a 12000 square foot facility on Bumble Bee Road near McHenry, MD. The first part of the building project will include a veterinary clinic, a boarding spa, a reception area and a . . .